Basement drain overflow.
February 21, 2006 8:47 PM Subscribe
We have water coming up from the drain in our basement.
posted by drobot to home & garden (10 answers total)
We live in an 80 year old house near a river. We've lived here for six years and never had this problem. Tonight I came home and our floor drain in our basement had a very shallow, but fairly wide pool of funky smelling (sewer?) water around it. I cleaned up, but it seems like for the water to have gotten as far as it did, there must have been a decent amount of water. There is also still water in the drain, but when I poured a bucket of hot water down, the water remained level, so I know the water is draining. Is there normally water in the drain? I seem to remember that yes, there is usually water in the drain, but not normally this high. I used to think this had something to do with keeping sewer gas out of the house, but am not so sure. Any ideas? I'll call a plumber in the AM, but curious to hear what might be up. Thanks!