It has been my experience that until you resolve your water issues any floor
that you install will be susceptible to water damage if the basement floods.
Mold and mildew will be problems any place water can be trapped, such as
under carpet or flooring.
Is there anyway to connect your sump to a drain pipe to let gravity carry
away the water? It might require some excavation outside the foundation to
run a drain pipe to daylight, but that would be the most dependable
solution. And in the long run might be cheaper than replacing carpeting or
other flooring on a regular basis. It would also make the basement much
dryer and more comfortable.
Good luck with it,
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On Behalf Of Phil Nase
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 5:18 PM
To: 'John P. New'
Cc: 'Shop-Talk List'
Subject: RE: Lifting a pool table
Thanks John for the information. Maybe you can help me with my flooring
decision. Every few years regardless of precautions taken my basement gets
water from the sump pump hole in the concrete.