Window Well Installation ??


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Old 08-05-06, 10:32 AM
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Unhappy Window Well Installation ??

I have a basement window below grade, we've had alot of rain this summer and water is coming into the basement. So I figured I'd better install a window well. I bought the well, and started digging, luckily it's all sand where we are and this can be done by hand. I got about 6" down and found the 4" ABS pipe for the septic system. It comes out of the basement just below grade and take a 90 o turn and runs along about a foot from the foundation.

What can I do to improve drainage without risking damage to the septic pipe? I'm in Ottawa where winter is fairly cold, if this is an issue.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-07-06, 05:04 PM
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hi
yes it could cause problem
you need to be below the freeze line if not the pipe will freeze up
i would go 3 feet deep at least and run a pipe from the well to a ditch or low spot and have water drain there
 
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Old 08-07-06, 09:13 PM
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The window is in the back yard, and it is a fair distance to go to any low spot. I was wondering if, instead of a standard corrugated window well, what about retaining wall blocks to make the well area. Could I dig down to gravel footing, place my drain pipe. backfill with gravel up to the pipe then cover over with sand?
 
 

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