I'm thinking of having the basement excavated by a local guy with his mini-ex ($500.) I am trying to figure out the best way to do weeping tiles.
1) Weeping tiles should be under the footer. These seems to be the problem with most of the weeping tile repairs on youtube. The water will get into the footer and wicks into the rest of the foundations.
I am thinking i will need a 6" slope for every 25' side of foundation. So the weeping tile will end 1 foot bellow the foot +4" for the pipe. 16" bellow the footer he will need to excavate?
At that point it would connect to solid pipe and head to the ditch by roadway.
Also it seems some people put a layer of plastic under the weeping tile?
2) Would you install access pipe? Maybe at this point would be best and at the start and at highest point. I think a solid pipe that goes up along foundation with a t-intersection at the bottom, then connect to the filter pipe. I guess the idea is that you can sleep out the weeping tile in 10 years if it is blocked up?
3) how long will 1'x1' of gravel take to huff 100 feet around the foundation? Should i get the mini-ex guy back?