07:10PM | 10/01/03
Member Since: 09/30/03
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Our Houston house has a 3' wide border of bull rock (depth of the border is about 4")around 3 sides of the house. The soil is largely clay.

After a heavy rain, this rock border seems to hold water for a day or two. The house is on a tensioned slab.

Is this border something that could damage my foundation? Should I tear it out and fill with soil to improve drainage?


Glenn Good

01:00PM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
I would suggest taking out the rock and installing a french drain. Then replace the rock over the drain system. This would be another good solution to keep water away from the foundation.



03:51PM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 09/30/03
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Thanks Glenn.

A french drain is a good idea. Now that our weather is cooling a bit, it's a good time to get started.




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