im in the middle of redoing the interior drain in the basement. It is a ranch house about 20 years old and 3 other basements on this street by the same builder have caved in. i have alot of work to do outside with the gutters and from the sounds of what i read on here im going to dig down to the footer around the whole house and put membrane and pea gravel. but i cant start that till spring.... on the inside presently there was a gap abount an inch around the whole basement that is constantly filled with water and mud. it constantly smelled like mildew. the basement was partially finished and i ripped down all the drywall on the exterior walls and sawcut the floor 16 inch ditch. the block walls were all moldy and water stained and i killed all that with a 1/2 toxic mixture of bleach and water. the sump pit is just a white piece of pipe in the ground with no bottom so my sump is in mud. the black pipes that were running around the basement stopped short of the sump pit by like 6 inches on either side, and like 10 ft of the ditch on either side of the sump pit was really muddy silty stone. the black pipe goes up and down like a rollercoaster and has reverse fall in alot of places. the walls are block and were very wet to the touch and I drilled a few holes in the block over by the sump pit and water drained out of them for about 30 minutes straight. My plans are my pump is only a year old so thats ok. I wanna buy a new pit and repipe the ditch with white pipe and have it run right into the pit. my questions are this.
1) whats an easy way to wash all this stone so i can reuse it?
2) the corners do i use 90's, sweeps, or what? do i put a few cleanouts? how much fall? its 150 ft of ditch so 75 either way.
3) do i drill the block and use mira-drain or something better for ontop the footer before i concrete it, or do i fill in the holes i drilled?
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