Footer Tile

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Old 10-08-00, 12:37 AM
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HI!,
I'm having a new home built. The builder had installed an exterior footer tile around the basement that drains in through the footer to a sump and then pump into the sewer
(pretty standard)concrete floor has not been poured yet.
Would it be wise to install an interior footer tile as well?
I am having a basement bath put in and the plumbing trenches do have water in them but its below the gravel floor level and the plumber told me that was normal and I don't have anything to worry about. I have heard that the concrete floor will crack caused by the water table rising. We have had alot of rain here lately and the basement has not flooded but do you think the sump pump will be enough to keep the floor from cracking or should I have an interior footer tile put in?
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Steve
 
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Old 10-08-00, 03:51 AM
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That is a good question. The inside footer tile would be good if you are in an area where you get alot of water in your basement.
However, it will not guarantee you basement floor not to leak. With concrete, you can always count on two things. It gets hard, and it cracks. It probably would not hurt anything since you are in a position to put in now without much additional expense. If you are getting a loan, what does your lender say. He has the most to lose, not you. Instead of asking the plumber, ask your contractor. Get his opinion.
 
 

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