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Old 03-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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I am building new construction. Will adding extra gravel (limestone 12-24 more inches) on top of drain tiles increase more drainage therefore enhancing better water proofing. or what is a better choice
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spray foundation with a 100 percent rubber product or synthetic equal.
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bentonite sheets are another method however more expensive than spray'd mtl ( rub-r-wall or asphalt emulsion ),,, conc is better choice for bsmt walls,,, a ' toe drain ' should be alongside the footer ( NOT below OR above ),,, when wtr collects in the 4" pipe ( hdpe OR pvc ), direct it to a sump & pump OR drain to daylight,,, don't forget to line the pipe excavation w/soil cloth
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if you hear it from a guy in the apron store, be VERY suspicious the mtl/method will work,,, when it time to build something together, they won't answer phones NOR help
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I can not imagine using lime stone for a drainage back fill.
Seems to me like it would be to compactable and act more like concrete then a permiable material.
Around here all we use is #57 stone.
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