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bhostasa 01-24-2010 08:15 PM

gravity drain
 
Hi everyone. I would like to finish our basement and am having water issues. There is no sump pump or gravity drain that I have found so far. There are cracks in the slab of the floor and during really big rains, we get water up through those cracks.

I'd like to install a gravity drain under the corner of the slab and run it out the creek behind our house. I'm concerned about digging under the footer to run the start of the drainage tile. Is there a possbility that the footer could settle and damage the foundation?

Also, assuming I can get this gravity drain in, I'd like to fill the cracks and add a sealer to the floor. Does anyone have any suggestions on any of these kinds of products?

Thanks in advance for the advice.


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