waterproofing and insulating basement question
At the drain pipe, are you covering it w/ a water permeable fabric, to let water in but keep (to some degree....) crap out? Then at the top of the fill, are you installing something (under a few inches of dirt) to shed surface water away from the house and to help water stay out of the gravel in the first place? That is what makes sense to me, anyway. I would run that stuff out several feet past the gravel, too. I see no reason to let water get near the gravel if you can avoid it, no?