Fix Water buildup in window well
I searched this (and many other) forums, and have cannot find the right answer. So here it goes (yes it's a common one)!
I have a window well that sits 18" below the grade, at the base of the well, there is a 4" drainage pipe (black, perforated). In the basement, I have a sub pump, where there is another 4" pipe that comes in from the outside (I'm assuming that there is a weeping tile around that drains to this)
The well builds up with water, and slowly leaks through where the sill sits on the foundation. I don't want to be cheap and just caulk the sill.. Can I just run a sewer snake through the drainage pipe to unclog the drain? (assuming there is a clog) or run the snake from into the drain from the sub pump.
Are there any other suggestions?
If the snake is able to back out without hanging up. Terra cotta drain tile, PVC, or corrugated plastic?
Good articles: Drainage pipe, drain tile, and fittings for a French drain installation
And: Foundation Drainage
Be safe, G
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