My friend has a water issue in his basement.He believes that the solution is to remove his sump and patch over the existing window wells (set at grade,corrugated aluminum semi-circle with a 1.5" pipe feeding the crock through the wall).He doesn`t believe me when I tell him that this will/could cause his basement floor to heave or foundation wall to crack. He doesn`t think that the hydrostatic pressure that will/could build-up is possibly strong enough to do that.I tried to tell him that those wells are redirecting the water by collecting it to the crock and then the sump empties this into the takeaway pipng that then flows into the storm water system.He just believes that the water will "flow around" the house. So,I told him if he didn`t believe me that patching and removing was a bad idea I would submit for others opinions.
Any and all suggestions helpful.
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