|Basements flooded with surface water, seepage through walls, or backflow from sewer lines often suffer little or no structural damage from the water, because the water inside braces the walls against the pressure of outside water and waterlogged soil.
How and when do I pump the water out?
Use the following instructions for draining the water:
How should I clean the basement?
How do I avoid shock hazards?
How do I get rid of odors?
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DOH Pub 821-049
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