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Sump Pump Sealing

Posted By: doug hocomb
Sunday, 29 July 2001, at 8:45 a.m.

Am looking at sealing all possible entry points for radon in my home. One area of concern is the gravel bed or floor in my sump pump well. The well seems to be a preformed material making the walls of the pump relatively air or gas tight. The inlet pipe I can seal around, likewise the lid and the outlet pipe. What about putting a concrete or otherwise, sealable floor in the sump well? I realize that the standing water will no longer leach out but wonder how big of a concern this might be and/or if an off-the-shelf sump pump might be able to eliminate most all of the water normally retained by a conventional sump pump. Thanks for your advice.

Doug

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