Foundation Footing

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Old 08-19-13, 03:58 PM
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Foundation Footing

I was getting water seepage between the slab and wall of my concrete poured basement. I hired a contractor who installed a drain system level with the footing. In order to install the sump pump adjacent to the wall the footing was broken and partly removed for the pump. Will breaking the footing lessen the structural integrity of the foundation?
 
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Old 08-19-13, 08:14 PM
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Probably not, if it's just a small section but if you don't have a high water table, I would have exposed the foundation & sealed it from the outside, instead.
 
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Breaking off the outside top edge but leaving at least a 45* angle to the outside bottom edge is fine, a path for the load. If it doesn't go under the wall...

The holes in the drain tile should be lower than the footing to stop water from wicking up through slab/wall/footing joints; Figs. 8, 26-37; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...sure-guideline

Gary
 
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