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Old 04-06-2016, 06:17 PM   #1
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Do I need a sump / drain tile?


I was replacing the sewage ejector basin this weekend.
To do so, I had to remove the existing one and re-dig a little bit so there was a 3ft hole in the ground. On leaving it overnight, it filled up with water to around 2ft but stayed stable at that depth.
I'm re-concreting around the basin but am worried that this is quite a high water table - it is spring though with snow melt season.
The water has never ever come through the concrete into the converted/liveable basement area but worried that it is very close to the concrete slab of the house.
Do I need a sump or have to install french drains around the concrete grade of the house?
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Re: Do I need a sump / drain tile?


You have never had basement flooding problems and the water level in the pit has stayed about a foot below the floor level.

You do not need a sump and drain tile system given this condition.

While you are at it, check around the outside of the foundation during a heavy rainstorm to see that water does not lap up against the foundation, and fix that if it happens. That will cut down further the chances of basement flooding after a bigger rainstorm.

A typical completed basement perimeter drain tile system (French drain) will probably bring the water table no lower than what you saw.
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I was replacing the sewage ejector basin this weekend.
To do so, I had to remove the existing one and re-dig a little bit so there was a 3ft hole in the ground. On leaving it overnight, it filled up with water to around 2ft but stayed stable at that depth.
I'm re-concreting around the basin but am worried that this is quite a high water table - it is spring though with snow melt season.
The water has never ever come through the concrete into the converted/liveable basement area but worried that it is very close to the concrete slab of the house.
Do I need a sump or have to install french drains around the concrete grade of the house?
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You have never had basement flooding problems and the water level in the pit has stayed about a foot below the floor level.

You do not need a sump and drain tile system given this condition.

While you are at it, check around the outside of the foundation during a heavy rainstorm to see that water does not lap up against the foundation, and fix that if it happens. That will cut down further the chances of basement flooding after a bigger rainstorm.

A typical completed basement perimeter drain tile system (French drain) will probably bring the water table no lower than what you saw.
Is concrete permeable out of interest?
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