04:54PM | 12/09/04
Member Since: 12/08/04
1 lifetime posts
In my basement I have what seems to be a plastic pipe running underneath the basement floor slab. The water drains into my pit here the house sewer traps are in front of the house. I have a sump pump in the rear of the house in the opposite corner because where I live is a high water table. My question is this

1) Where can this water be coming from that is entering the plastic pipe?

I have cut the downspout in the reaar of the house which used to, everyone tells me, ran into a drywell (nothing on the plans). I cut the downspout,put an elbow on it and into a splashblack and run the rain water away from the foundation. All gutters are new. (There is a backpitch in concrete, meaning one side of the house it is sloped towards the foundation. I will rectify that in the spring, too cold here in the northeast to dig and pour) What can I do to remedy this and is it something I can do myself?


10:03AM | 12/10/04
Member Since: 05/03/04
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The pipe is probably to drain the water behind the basement walls to prevent a buildup of hydrostatic pressure. Don't plug or remove the drain as problems could happen with your walls later if water starts to build up behind the wall.
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