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Hello again my trusted cyber experts....

I have an unfinished basement in a home built in 1952. I plan on gutting all but the concrete floor.

There are clay tiles that run under the concrete. Water trickles through these tiles pretty much year round with the exception of some cold winter moths.

I plan on having a new weeping system installed and a waterproofing performed on the outside perimeter of the building. After this is done is there a chance water will enter and sit in the existing clay tiles? Do I need to crush the tiles under the concrete floor?

I'm worried about mildew and mould after a finished floor is installed.
 

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The tiles are weeping tile sdsester, thanks for the reply.

There is a spring that actually comes out of the road in early summer that pushes water above ground (at a small flow rate) until mid summer. No doubt the tile system serves a purpose, but I am thinking of enhancing that system by having an external weeping tile (big 'o') installed around the perimeter of the house.

I will be posting a complete reno 'blog' on this site as it happens. First I have many, many questions to be answered.

I am afraid of the clay tile breaking over time. With the amount of water that does flow, I want to be sure i have a much more concrete solution then clay tiles....AKA big 'o' with a sock.

any thoughts on this are welcome.

My next big question is laying a floor down in a basement that doesn't see too much moisture (as a result of the clay tiles) but still has a musty smell. Which products work best to prevent mould and odour?
 

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Thanks Dick,

When you say use sand as a filler when i install a floor, what do you mean by that, pour sand on the concrete to even the floor out?
Does perforated pvc outlast/outperform corrugated plastic pipe? Does the corrugated pipe get crushed or something? thanks for your response
 
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