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Old 05-29-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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had only one wall excavated want to install french drain tile. Have little money & excavating this wall was free. Heard a lot of suggestions but now I'm scared I can't make a productive drain system with only one wall excavated. Have no sump pump, can't afford at time. Do plan on doing in near future. How can I best make use of this one wall excavated. HELP!!!
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:17 AM   #3
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if you have no $, life becomes much more difficult - especially when 1 owns a home,,, you're absolutely right - 1 wall does not a drain system make,,, you have 0 $$$ ? ? ?

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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You have 3 options that I can tell from you're limited info:

- Exterior sump pit & crock.
- Interior sump pit & crock (My preference on most jobs)
- Drain tile to daylight/grade. (Maye lot's more digging)

Just know that water does not discriminate according to wealth, it doesn't care. Odds are that the water will find it's way to the base of the wall faster than beforenow do to the recent excavating, and subsequent loose backfill. You NEED to have a route to remove this water in place period.
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btw, for an exterior pump, elec code requires a separate gfci protected line.
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