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Old 03-09-2010, 02:24 PM  
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There is a drain tile connected to the tile surrounding the house running down the hill.The pit has never come close to filling up.I think if there was water pressure under the floor it would be coming up through the cracks.If the house was settling the basement wall would crack.The foundation was put in by a reputable contractor in good soil on top of a hill.I don't know what the answer is.

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look on my w-site for diagrams,,, ' tiled ' is a throwback term to the old orangeburg clay tile,,, nowadays we use 4" hdpe corrugated pipe which comes in 100' rolls for about $50 per.

JUST placing a toe drain won't do diddly as, eventually, it'll fill w/silt,,, the proper method include's 57stone, filter fabric, & gravity discharge IF possible.
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