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Old 07-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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drain tile around footing

So I have a house that has water issues in the basement. The top of the grade down to the footing is close to 6 ft.
I'm wondering if the ez drain tile can handle that weight.
Thanks, Jim


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Old 07-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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Never heard of it.
There's lots of things you can do to help keep that basement dry.
Working gutters with drain far from the foundation.
Regrading so it runs away from the house.
No mulch pilled up againt the foundation.
No flower beds forming ponds for water to lay.
French drain.


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Old 07-17-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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in my neck of the woods in northeast Ohio, most cities require schedule 35 4" pvc pipe for footer drains. It's strong enough to not have to worry about crushing. Check on the ideas Joe mentioned and see if they apply to your situation. Try the easy things first.
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