What do you do if your water table is high?
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What Can You Do When You Have a High Water Table?
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How do I lower my water table?
How to Lower a Water Table
- Install a groundwater well or use an existing well on your property for the project.
- Place a submersible pump in the groundwater well.
- Measure the depth to groundwater in the well before you turn on the pump.
- Turn the pump on and estimate a stable pumping rate that the aquifer can sustain.
How do I get rid of groundwater under my house?
Proper drainage is the best way to keep water away from your home’s foundation. Install a French drain system around the house foundation – Dig a trench around the foundation, line it with gravel, and place a drain with perforations in it to pull the water away. Cover the drain with gravel and add soil over it.
What happens if water gets under your house?
Standing water under the house can be cause for concern. However, when excess water collects under the house, it can cause musty basement smells and even seep up through small cracks in the slab. In areas where heavy rains occur several times annually, some standing water under the house is common.
How do you know if you have a high water table?
A telltale sign of a high water table is if your neighbors experience similar flooding issues or if your home is near a water source such as a lake, river, or marsh.
How long does it take for a water table to go down?
Generally, water seeping down in the unsaturated zone moves very slowly. Assuming a typical depth to water table of 10 to 20 metres, the seepage time could be a matter of minutes in the case of coarse boulders, to months or even years if there is a lot of clay in fine sediment.