My husband and I own a bungalow built in 1922. We know that we have combined sewers (the rain water and sewage flow through the same lines). When there is a hard, fast rain the basement floor drain takes on water and...ummm other things that shouldn't be on a basement floor.
I actually work in preservation and have asked a few of my co-workers about this problem. They have told me that we need a stop-check valve for the drain to alleviate this horrible issue. It just happened the other day (we're in Indiana and had a few nasty storms) and we had about 4 inches of water in the basement. Thankfully it recedes quickly but the mess it leaves is beyond nasty as you can imagine.
So, my questions are...-has anyone else dealt with this issue? -what is the best solution to this problem? -if we need a stop-check valve is that something that we can do ourselves or do we need to hire a plumber?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!