We are taking on a little water with all this rain we are getting. This has
only happened one other time but I think that it is time to address the
problem. The house is only 5 years old.
We are getting some water coming through the foundation wall where the pipe
goes out the foundation to the septic tank.
What can I use to seal this up?
Here are a couple images:
Thanx in advance!
The first thing is you have to determine why you are getting water building
up in this area. Gutter downspouts directed incorrectly? etc.
From the images it doesn't appear as if the drain is much below grade. So I
would be addressing the outside first. There is a diverter and I can't think
of the name, but if you excavate below the opening in the foundation,
probably 4 feet or so, insert a perforated drain with another pipe connected
at the bottom at a 45 degree angle, to carry collected water away from your
house. Backfill the entire hole/diverter with a larger gravel, and this
should carry the water away from the foundation. I would think the bottom
pipe should be around 12 feet or so.
There is also an idea called a perimeter drain which is along the same idea,
but covers a larger area. It is more of a horizontal diverter than vertical,
where you dig a trench along the foundation, lay a half perforated pipe,
(full pipe just the top half perforated) with another piece to carry the
water away from the foundation.
After that's all done clean the area around the sewer drain, chipping away
at any damage, and fill with a hydraulic cement.
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