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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi - i'm ready to dig the 70 foot trench is my yard to divert ground water way. I have the fabric, 1 inch rock, corrugated 4" perf drain tile. I have read lots of tutorials online and videos. Seems like some slight conflicting info regarding the following: 1) after dig trench down, do you...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hello all, Question here: I am finishing my basement, and one of the first steps will be to apply Foamboard insulation to the exterior walls. My question though is, I have a french drain system, where there is a 1" gap between the Concrete wall and the Concrete floor. What do I do about this...
  3. Plumbing
    Living in the city of Pittsburgh and 3/4 paid on a basement lowering and waterproofing job. See photos from the process: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FeTpMg7pK3WBCHpEA My house seems to have extreme drainage issues. That is not the fault of the waterproofing company. My question is how can the...
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I just found this site searching around for info about an issue I have with drainage on the property. There is a cottage in the back with a dry well behind it for the purpose of draining water away from the cottage, 30' behind the cottage is the back of the lot. I am planning on building...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi. Have French drains but had water in our finished basement this weekend. The drains and sump were dry as a bone. We don't have a vapor barrier on the wall into the drains and I think the water ran down the insulation onto the floor. Would the recommendation be to install a wall vapor barrier...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    My backyard and side yard are covered with pavers. I need to install a French drain underneath the pavers. The drain will go along the back of the house and then along the side of the house. I will dig a trench for the drain then lay geo fabric in the trench then 2 inches of stone then the pipe...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, First post here, so hopefully I'm covering all the bases. We are in the process of building a french drain in our crawlspace, as we've had issues with water pooling in several locations. We have it designed for the most part, with one exception. We are not sure how to build the...
  8. 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...
  9. Remodeling
    I've been researching suggested basement insulation and finishing approaches and have come to the conclusion that the industry standard generally includes some sort of rigid foam board glued to poured concrete walls, finished with drywall. The insulation process also suggests sealing/insulating...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a sloping back yard that levels out into a wooded area. The yard is about 100ft by 60ft The last 10-15 feet half of that yard (the lowest lying part) gets very soggy after rainfall and stays that way for a while. My theory is that all the water travels downhill (both surface and...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi everyone, I am new here but this looks like a great place to ask. Short version, I want to terminate a short 15' run of mini french drain (with 2" perf pipe) into a shallow gravel hole right behind a retaining wall. There is a legit french drain with pipe at the base of the retaining wall...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello all. I have been researching for the last two weeks about how to best keep water from pooling in my crawl space after a big rain. I live in Little Rock Arkansas and this year we have gotten more rain then usua. In fact its been about 16 years since we had this much rain. I bought this...
  13. Building & Construction
    I am DIYing in an interior perimeter drain in my basement with some hired help. I am doing it because my water problem is not severe; I get very little water and only when it rains a whole lot. I know "very little" is ambiguous amount, but when I read about "flooded basements," I would say we...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I’ve a few questions about French Drains I can not find answers to anywhere… yet. Hoping you can help. I am running underground solid and French drains around nearly all four sides of my house. All four sides will get a solid drain for downspouts and some surface drains, but part of the front...
  15. Plumbing
    I have a job coming up where I need to install french drains on the back of a property, my problem is that the back of this property is surrounded by trees, and in order to place the french drain I am going to have to cut down tree roots and my big worry is that in the future these roots will...
  16. Remodeling
    Hello everyone! I'm looking for some advice on my basement remodel as I seem to have a situation I haven't been able to find an answer for. Some background: The house was built in the mid 60's and I have been living in it for 3 years now. It seems at some point there was water 'issues' in the...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    During heavy rains in the Galveston County, TX area my covered back patio floods about 2-3 inches. How can I fix this? Two possible answers that make sense to me: First I have a large roof that can collect a large amount of water. Between the garage and the house it seems the gutter gets...
  18. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Sorry about the long post but here goes... About two years ago my wife (against my advice;) paid a contractor a lot of money to come in and landscape our yard. It looked amazing at the time but as I pointed out to him at the time, if the drainage was not taken care of then this was all a waste...
  19. Plumbing
    The house we moved into about 8 years ago has a french drain. It has 4 acess tubes in the center of each wall and drains out the middle of the basement from what I can tell. When I look into the drain it appears to be draining well, I can see moving water trickling toward the center. There is...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hi all: Not sure if this is the right part of the site to post this... I have a house built in 1927, poured foundation with concrete slab, full basement. The majority of the time, the basement floor is pretty wet. Wetter right after a rain or snowmelt, but stays wet for weeks or months...
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