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It could just be where the water table level is in that area. Where my mother used to live there was a very high water table and everyone had those spike well points that John talked about and used them to water their lawns.

There's nothing wrong with having a high water table as long as the house was built with that in mind, as long as the house is on the right type of soil, and as long as it's not going to rise further and end up inside your home whenever you have some really heavy rains. Check with your county; they should have hydrological (I think that's the term) survey maps that will show you where underground streams and aquafirs are in your area. If you discover that you are over an aquafir and it worries you, consider getting a geotechnical engineer out to help you figure out whether there's anything you need to be concerned about.



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