Irrigation damage to foundation?

Old 04-25-05, 01:16 PM
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Irrigation damage to foundation?

I've always heard that water near a house's foundation is a bad thing. But, just about every house I have ever lived in has had planters that are right next to the house and the irrigation water from the planters must seep down to the foundation. My current house has several planters that have planter mix dirt right up against the outside stucco wall and foundation cement. We have a cement patio slab with planter areas next to the house. Isn't this a bad thing? If so why is this practice of putting wet dirt right next to the foundation so common? Just curious and wondering if I need to dig out my planters and install waterproofing next the the house foundation.
Old 04-26-05, 01:01 AM
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At this point you do not know if this is a bad thing or not. Your foundation may already be sealed, or you may have drain pipe around the base of your foundation. If you have not had any foundation moisture problem, chances are you are ok. Good Luck Flowers on you patio are a good thing.

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