Just had a french drain installed for the basement and noticing some crazy stuff. Wanted to know if we are freaking out for no reason:
1. There is a wet spot on the base of a basement wall. It is, however, visible over the wallboard installed for the french drain. Shouldn't the weep holes drain the water into the drain so no patches appear above the wallboard?
2. The sump pit is bone dry but a hole in the basement floor for the sewer cleanout has water in it. The height of the water in the sewer cleanout appears to be close to where the french drain is. If the pitch of the drain were true, we should be seeing water in the sump pit?
Wanted to know if we are expecting too good an engineering job from these drains.
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