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Old 12-31-2007, 11:15 AM   #1
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Foundation drain pipes extended into back yord and were covered by 2 feet of fill. Now with heavy rains water seeps under the foundation at the edge of house and into the basement seemingly under the 2x4 along basement floor. What should be done and what type of skills, Drainage, landscape, stucco, builder, waterproofing firm or what?

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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Ayuh,......

If it wasn't a Problem before you had the drainage tile Covered,.......

I'd imagine that Daylighting them Again would probably Cure the Issue now......

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Old 12-31-2007, 05:42 PM   #3
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A little more explanation on how your drain tile is run would be helpful. Where does it end. Are the ends of it covered? Do you have a sump pump?
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What is daylighting..cleaning them out with a snake or what? Who does it?
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No sump pump. Black flexpipe going to back yard was covered with lots of fill after installation. Gutter pipes go into ground with no outlet. Not enough slope from house also.
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What is daylighting..cleaning them out with a snake or what? Who does it?
Ayuh,......

Shine the Light of Day on it,..... Dig it Up,.... Extend it so it can Drain......

I suppose you could do it Yourself, with a Shovel........
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Not enough slope from house also.
It Sounds like you added Too Much Fill........
Either have it Regraded, or Export some of it.......

Basic 101 of Gradeing is to have enough fall from the building to allow Drainage........

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