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    Foundation Drainage

    Just an update, I've got half of the drain installed. I can already tell a huge difference. It actually rained pretty hard during the install. Did notice one thing that is a problem to be fixed, the city's storm drain is at least partially stopped up. It's 12", and it wouldn't carry all the...
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    Foundation Drainage

    So does the surface drain just go in a low area, with a light layer of soil over it, or can you actually see the surface drain, flush with the ground? Hopefully, I'll have an update in a week or so. I'm trying to get everything lined up to start working on this next week. Also, the...
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    Foundation Drainage

    Thanks, good info all around there. I didn't know they even made drains like that myself.
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    Foundation Drainage

    We have a hardware store that is geared towards contractors, they actually sell a corrugated line that is pre-wrapped that you can purchase in a roll. You just have to cover it with gravel. What do you mean be a yard drain? I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but do you mean where they dig...
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    Foundation Drainage

    Fingers crossed. I wonder if part of my issue is the loosened soil where they dug up part of the gas line last year. It comes in right beside the AC unit, and you can see where they dug by the sunken area. Path of least resistance and such. That also would be near the same wall where my moisture...
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    Foundation Drainage

    Figured I'd post an update. with a few more pics. We had a good rain the other day, so I was able to get some pictures. This one is of the area directly behind the porch. My plan is to run the french drain directly through the center of this. This is behind the AC unit, directly over from...
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    Foundation Drainage

    I'll take a few more pictures this evening, it should help illustrate the issue better. My downspouts empty into the driveway. There's some waterflow, but I'm not sure how much there should truly be. Digging out to seal the outside foundation would require a pit wall, right? I'm not sure if...
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    Foundation Drainage

    The downspouts for the guttering go towards the front of the house near where the electrical drop/meter is on the left there. They are on a downgrade, but I don't think they travel far enough from the house. The downspouts are not tied into the drain tile around the foundation, that I know for...
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    Foundation Drainage

    Figured I'd upload some pictures here. This is what I'm looking at. You can't see it extremely well, but the rightside if the uphill side of the house. It slopes towards the house, and the backfill begins a few feet out from the deck. Also, the guttering for the back side you can see goes...
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    Foundation Drainage

    Ok, that makes sense. So I take it that you all host your own photos then, you don't use a 3rd party server? So I'm guessing that is a water resistant membrane that is put around the perimeter of the block, on the inside? I'm assuming the other is a semi-buried sump pump? Where does the...
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    Foundation Drainage

    My water supply line is on the other side of the house, so there isn't a buried water line there. That one at least I'm sure of. So I have a possibly dumb question. I know having water sitting within the block isn't going to be good which would be the result be sealing the inside only, but...
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    Foundation Drainage

    So I just recently purchase a house about a year ago, and I'm noticing one corner of my basement seems to be getting some moisture issues. My basement is unfinished, the slab is not sealed, but the walls are painted with regular latex paint. What I'm seeing is that my block on one corner of the...
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