Basement drain question
Do not fill the ditch with gravel unless you put in a real weeping tile system.
If you want to hide the water you could get a rust resistant U shaped channel that fits upside down in the ditch and is flush with the top slab surface. The sides of the channel should be scalloped so water entering will make it tot he middle of the ditch.
Then put a vapor barrier over the slab surface and add flooring that is also supported by the perimeter upside down channel.
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Last edited by AllanJ; 11-05-2011 at 07:55 AM.