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DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by OREO [WI]) May 15, 2024 11:42 AM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by plenty [MO]) May 15, 2024 12:25 PM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by Busy [WI]) May 15, 2024 3:04 PM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 15, 2024 5:34 PM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by OREO [WI]) May 15, 2024 6:16 PM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 15, 2024 8:23 PM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 16, 2024 11:21 PM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by zero [IN]) May 17, 2024 8:51 AM
       DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by OREO [WI]) May 17, 2024 9:23 PM

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DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 11:42 AM
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Interesting finding in having drain tile put in at the I wanted to pass along. There was a drain tile already done in the past, but instead of along the interior perimeter of the basement, it was installed a foot into the entire basement. The drain tile company said they don't see these very often; maybe once in 10 years. The old drain tile was no longer functional as it was clogged with no other way to remedy but a new drain tile around the perimeter of the basement.

It was an expensive find as we needed more cement and labor to do the job in the timeframe we needed for the next contractor to come in.

In the end, the concrete did not dry in enough time for the next contractor, delaying the job 3 weeks.

--75.11.xx.xx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 12:25 PM
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That is interesting. Glad they had a solution too --172.59.xxx.xx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 3:04 PM
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Had a house that had interior perimeter drain tile, but no sump pump & crock to pump it out. Found this out when having basement foundation repair, which had already been done once years before, but obviously was failing. Plumber had to disconnect the Palmer valve , whatever the heck that is, and foundation repair company installed the crock, happened to have a used 3/4 hp sump they let me have. I use the discharge hose to water my moisture loving trees and shrubs way out in back.

Yeah, its been humid lately; I could imagine concrete dried slowly. The oil-based stain I am using on my floor refinishing project is taking its time to dry as well. --172.59.xx.xxx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 5:34 PM
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Better to install PVC drain pipe then if building or house is on higher ground then put drain pipes where gravity drain. If on lower ground then sump pumps where install a well then water will be drain out. Building materials used a long time ago are not as durable as modern building materials. It is important then when there is severe rain or weather the basement remains dry where now more severe weather is common. Modern building codes require a foundation to be water proof. So in the end protecting the structure is important. If there is boiler or furnace in the basement it can severely damaged with a flood. It is one time upgrade where will last a very long time. --207.236.xxx.xxx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 6:16 PM
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BUSY: yes no sump pump here either. The discharge pipe goes to our front lawn which otherwise would likely only get water in the rain. The palmer valve needs to be closed so sewer water doesn't get into the sewer system. When they did the Milwaukee Deep Tunnel Project, they didn't dig it deep enough is what the Bldg Inspector mentioned. So the City reversed it's position where all gutters went into the system. Then required all of us remove our gutters out to our lawns.

ROBERT: Unfortunately we are on lower ground. Along with all else we are doing, decided to do it now as price isn't going down, and when selling the building it ups the selling value.

Years ago we had a flood in a different property; it destroyed the furnace blower. --75.11.xx.xx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 15, 2024 8:23 PM
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Should have two wells for a sump pumps as if one sump pump fails then the other should work. In the apartment building was able to drain go to parking lot as the building was higher then parking lot grade. --207.236.xxx.xxx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 16, 2024 11:21 PM
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OREO,

Tiny tip: I do not trust electric sump pumps. During a storm which might knock out the elec, is the time we NEED that sump pump.

Battery back ups fail.

We install a backup that operates on the city water pressure which does not go out in a storm. Amazon $120.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 8:51 AM
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Brad, I am interested in a name. Yesterday I installed a pump in a place in town. This is interesting to me. If you could share a little more info I would appreciate it.

Unfortunately I doubt it would work at my place since I am on a well. --107.147.xx.xx




DRAIN TILE DISCOVERY (by OREO [WI]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 9:23 PM
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BRAD: My understanding is that we have two sump pumps so that if one goes out the other takes over. We also purchased a battery backup sump pump because the electric has gone out in severe storms. We have a 3 year warranty on the battery backup. I sure hope it does not fail. Something tells me BRAD that you've been through this and they do fail. --75.11.xx.xx



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