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Old 09-19-2010, 01:28 AM   #1
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How does drain pipe around foundation footing end?

I always have a question which I don't have a clue:

How those drain pipes around foundation footing end? Run into a pit? Run to day light? Or connect to sewer system?

Does anyone who has experience about this? Thanks! :D


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Old 09-19-2010, 07:43 AM   #2
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There are several choices, all of which should be made by a design professional.

Best choice involves HUD's Best Practices regimen. That can be found here starting on page 46:

Next best, connect it to a properly sized sump and pump, and discharge it to daylight or an approved stormwater connection (town will have a say here).

Next best, connect it to a properly sized on site dry well through properly sized pipes.

Least desireable is not having a system.


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