Installing weeping tile "inside" a basement-any advice

Hello I want to install 4 inch weeping tile inside my basement and am looking for feedback. I plan on chipping out a 12 inch wide slab out of the floor about 18 inches from the concrete wall and trenching about 12 inches deep. next install the weeping tile-put gravel on top of it and pour some new cement over the gravel level to the existing floor. I would really appreciate any feedback from somebody who has done this or from anybody with ideas on it. for various reasons I cannot do it the traditional way on the outside of the basement.
Thanks Mike
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You mean plastic drain tile pipe, the sock covered type is best so it doesnt clog early, it must be surrounded in proper type of gravel of proper thickness. Done wrong in one year it may clog and be worthless. Done right Ive seen many 80 yr old systems still operational. It must have proper pitch to drain to sump . It makes for alot more work to do it right. Get a book and be sure to follow codes.
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Mike Annetts wrote:

I had my floor busted up twice to repair my tiles. Its unfortunate that you cant do it outside. That means the water will be flowing under the edge of your house towards these pipes in the interior. That means depending on the water level, you can still have water problems around the perimeter.
I doubt it would work on my house since my sump turns on every 3 minutes. Make sure you get the pitch totally right befor eyou close up. Since your doing it yourself, may as well add some cleanouts so you can check the pipes once per year. I would have never known mine were clogged and run wrong if the plumber wasn't nice ehough to add the cleanouts.
I have to run water through mine once a year to get the sand out...
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I understand that this is an approach some wet basement specialists use if they cannot get access to the outside. Also, I have seen a plastic *baseboard* used with this approach that directs the water down to the weeping tile.
Jimbo
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