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
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.
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
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
I have to run water through mine once a year to get the sand out...
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
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