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I found your website via google. We moved into our property in Chipping Sodbury last September and have just started on the garden having artificial lawn laid. We have had to holt at present as they uncovered a man hole which on closer inspection is man made and what I would describe as a sump pit. However, there was no pump but a hole full of water and when we removed the water we noticed that it was seeping in from the sides. The pit is made with concrete slabs and the water is coming in the the bottom corners. The pit is not one which appears to be cemented. There is a pipe which we have trailed back up the garden which comes out into the pit. However, the water at present is not coming in through the pipe and it is confusing us. We have spoken to the neighbours and they informed us that the previous owner spent several months putting in the drainage as all the gardens suffer when the rain falls. I have tried to ask the previous owners about it but they have denied all knowledge. So, we are no further forward. We have put a pump in situ, which they apparently had, but removed. The water continues to rise. I have had bristol water out to clarify that it isn't mains water which they have confirmed.
Would you have any ideas as to why the water remains coming into the pit and should we just seal the pit and forget about it. We are desperate to finish the garden for the children.
Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for some advice. I have a pond (preformed) in my back garden, which over the weekend believe it or not raised about 2 inches and we think it might be the water
Our garden can get waterlogged over the winter months or when there is continued rain. I am looking at all types of solutions, submersible pump with float switch placed in a hole I will dig and remove the water.
I am unsure where this water can be pushed to considering it is dirty water. In our back garden we have a drain where water and waste from the toilet, kitchen sink, dishwasher is this somewhere the water can be either pumped to or allow drainage pipes to naturally run to?
If I dig a sump pit in one of my borders in the garden should be have a concrete lining around the sides and then some gravel placed in the bottom? I assume that the water would raise from the bottom and the float switch would kick in and drain the water?