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ezell3106

06:51AM | 03/25/05
Member Since: 03/24/05
3 lifetime posts
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I havre read all the letters about how to fix the basement walls.

Here is what i have and i need help on how to correct it.

I have cinder block walls. I have old drain pipes along the wall outside that the gutters went into. I want to waterproof the outside with thick tar then 6mil Visqueen. Do I, where and how do I put the drain in, so that I can hook my gutters back into it? do i need the pipe with holes in it?

I need help bad on this

Please

Thanks

Mike Ezell

LicensedWaterproofer

11:49AM | 03/29/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
are you talking about where the downspout goes into the underground metal system-storm drain? If so..what happened to what should have been already there? Did you-are you going to knock it out? No, you wouldnt want holes/slotted tile-pipe for that. The slotted is used along footing of walls. Sorry, i`m not totally sure..let us know.

ezell3106

01:00AM | 03/30/05
Member Since: 03/24/05
3 lifetime posts
Well I have a clay drain pipe underground that goes to the back yard, and is cloged up. I am going to dig around my fondation. I am going to replace the clay pipe with plastic pipe. I didn't know if I should run another pipe lower at the footing or would i need to. and should i tie them together or how should I do it?

Thanks

Mike Ezell

LicensedWaterproofer

10:29AM | 03/30/05
Member Since: 03/05/04
301 lifetime posts
the clay pipe..how far underground is it and i`ll 'assume' the former owner or contractor they hired put this in. You say it goes to back...do you know if the same pipe also goes out toward front/street? Or just toward back...because it is 'possible' it was put in by contractor etc to try `n help Divert water away. If its About 1'-3' deep then that is "Probably" what was done...as always, cant be certain if i cant see. If thats all it turns out to be you can if you like do the same thing `n use the plastic...it wont hurt,prolly wont help much,either way.

You said you are going to waterproof so when you get to footing of wall, there SHOULD be drain tiles along the footing,so you should not have to lay any other tiles. If you are going to put plastic tile back in where ya pop out the old clay tiles you can,like i said,lay the plastic like the clay tiles were or you can run/lay the tiles'Vertically' near wall after you have it dug out `n Before you backfill. You can simply just have it straight up `n down and leading into or tie/fit it into the drain tilesalong footing.And if your going to do all that work, it would wise to backfill with pea stone `n haul soil away, unless you maybe have sand that the builder originally backfilled with. You can fit the tile you run vertically into tile that is along footing with what is called a T-tile.


ezell3106

03:06AM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 03/24/05
3 lifetime posts
It is clay pipe and it is about a foot underground, it goes around the house and out to the back yard. All the gutters go into it. the basement drains go into it.

The waste drain is about 2 feet off the floor and goes out the front to the street.

thanks

Mike Ezell
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