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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi all, I have a question that I hope you can help me answer. My back yard is very slow to drain after it rains: we have clay soil and my property is next to a man-made wetlands. In July I had a contractor bury two different lengths of drain tile in my back yard to shunt rainwater from my...
  2. Plumbing
    I live in a 1950 ranch style home. Several years ago I had two sides of my home dug up and the exterior basement clay drain tile was replaced with plastic type pipe. Now, one of the two remaining basement walls is showing some damp spots on the wall. The outside ground slope looks correct so...
  3. Plumbing
    Hi there - I have a sump pit with perimeter drain tile in the northeast in the basement. House is about 30 years old and the drain tile is the black corrugated tile. We bought the house about a year ago. I noticed that the sump barely ever ran and the drain tile was dry even on a rainy day so I...
  4. Plumbing
    Hello - we need to update our sump pump, so had a contractor come and take a look. He noted that the water level in the sump is well about the drain tile inputs by the time the pump kicks in. When the pump triggers and the level goes below those inputs, the flow into the sump is substantial...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi guys, I'm a little behind the ball... I am currently hiring a roofing/gutter contractor but I have drain tile and underground RWL system starting tomorrow. I need to indicate where the RWL downspouts will go to my drain tile guy. I have attached my proposal based on 5" k-style gutters and...
  6. Plumbing
    While breaking through the slab to run a new shower drain, I uncovered a section of drain tile. See picture here: My questions: - What is the 2nd pipe that's open-ended? Is that normal? - The other pipe is crushed a little, and has a couple small cracks. The fabric sleeve is also ripped...
  7. Plumbing
    I live in a condo building that has two separate sump pump pits on either sides for the drain tile. I noticed that both were not running when it rained and the concrete floor in each of the separate closests would get wet with heavy rain. So, after it just rained a good amount I checked the...
  8. Plumbing
    I am in the process of soliciting bids for a contractor to take up my basement concrete slab, lower the grade a foot, and pour a new concrete floor. My radon levels were 2.4 and 2.0 when I bought the house five years ago. Fairly low, but I thought they could be lower. Therefore, I have...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I need to install/replace the drain tile around my basement walls. I've read about how to safely dig: 1. Don't stack/stage excavated material near the hole. 2. Have a ladder to get out of the hole 3. Don't allow heavy equipment near the sides of the hole / no vibrations What is the...
  10. Plumbing
    I am looking to control water coming in one corner of a walk out basement, concrete block walls. Surface water has been taken care of - gutters, downspouts, slope, outside french drain. It seems that when it's wet out for long periods water works its way up from below the house. Only comes in...
  11. Plumbing
    I own a 1960 bugalow in Vancouver, BC. I have encountered water problem in my finished basement earlier this year around Feburary. Basically, I saw water mark and paint peeling on the dry wall next to the foundation wall. I had a couple companies came in and look at the problem. When they cut...
  12. Building & Construction
    I am getting conflicting information and I thought some experienced folks like yourself may be able to help. We have a new home (2007) with a walk-out basement. The previous owners put in a landscaping berm with trees, shrubs, plants, etc. in the back corner of the property. The berm cuts...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    The area I live in has a thick, clay soil. My driveway has high ground on both sides and when it rains it flows water directly towards a gap between the house and garage. Our yard is fenced with chain-link and the gate is right where the water pools up...hence my problem. I have a defined...
  14. Building & Construction
    we had several cracks in our foundation walls repaired with epoxy injection, which are covered by a lifetime warranty by the contractor. after this work was done, we had an interior drain tile system put in. when they were excavating along the wall with the cracks, they found that one of the...
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