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Old 04-17-2018, 10:29 AM   #1
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Installing yard drainage pipes and placement question


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We are going to be installing some new drainage pipes that we would like to bury along side the house with stone and soil to help with basement water issues.

On the one side of the house...the front door porch and front walk is in the way from allowing us to run a pipe out to the street...

What can we do so that we can run the pipe along the side but be able to get it out to the street without having to go under the porch or front path?

THe porch and path is concrete.
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If you attempting to solve a wet basement, you need to dig down to the footings for the drains; putting them at or near the surface will do little if anything to solve your problem. It sounds like the latter since your are asking about how to work around a walkway.
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You need to seal the foundation with a membrane. You might not need the drainage that you mentioned.
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:22 AM   #4
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Is this pipe for the down spouts.?

Also, a couple of pictures sure would help.

What are the reasons for not wanting to go under the walk.?
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The water needs to drain on the surface away from the house. You do not want a gravel or mulch filled depression or ditch aginst the foundation.
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so i'm posting some pictures...one is of my house...on the right side is where i wanted to run another discharge pipe but the front walk goes from the direct side of the house, out to the street...on the left a hillside is there so running a pipe from the direct side of the house is not possible either.
The other two pictures is staining i'm starting to have on the back wall of my basement from the back of the house.
Any suggestions...i have an internal french drain in the basement which helps a lot but still this back wall gets staining.
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The ground to the left of the house looks like it's sloped toward the house, causing water to enter into the basement. The ground next to the house has to graded to allow water to flow away from the house. I think your problem can be solved by digging a swale on three sides to channel the water to the street. All you need is a pick and a shovel.
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This is the house with the blocked up window that leaks???
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yes it is. it became two posts because my inside issue became an outside issue.
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yes it is. it became two posts because my inside issue became an outside issue.
Where is the sump?
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It's in my basement; to the left of where this wall is in the floor under the steps. The discharge pipe is to the right of that wall going out the right side of the house....
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You can't go around the porch??
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well the right side of my house is where my front porch is and then the front walk goes the whole length out to the the street...so i would have to put a pipe to the right of the walkway, but there is already a pipe there that the basement waterproofers installed and tied the sump discharge and back roof downspout into...so i'm still trying to figure out where this water is getting in...i'm thinking grading or something else to catch the water that is seeping in...there's a back addition to the house that is on a concrete slab...i'm thinking water is getting under the concrete slab and filling up behind that wall..there's an old well window behind that concrete block. The well fills up during heavy rains...
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The ground to the left of the house looks like it's sloped toward the house, causing water to enter into the basement. The ground next to the house has to graded to allow water to flow away from the house. I think your problem can be solved by digging a swale on three sides to channel the water to the street. All you need is a pick and a shovel.
the swale might work to keep the water away from the house...
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