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Old 05-02-2014, 01:07 PM  
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Thanks to everyone for suggestions. For now, I am going with sump pump and interior drain tile and I will contact the original contractor.

This summer when it dries up, I am considering excavating about a 10 foot long trench from the foundation out, maybe a 3 feet wide, and a foot or 2 below the pipe.

Any ideas what type of material to use as fill to stop water from following along pipe trench?

Thanks again.

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Weeping tile run around the outside of the foundation at or around the level of the footing and often run to the road to conect to city storm sewer. This run to the road is often in the same trench with the sewer pipe. On a bad day they will be to close together or even connected together. The feeling here is that is where the problem lies. If you suddenly have water problems after you had work done on the sewer pipe, there is a good chance there was damage done to the second pipe.
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