Rock in weeping tile

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Old 07-18-13, 06:20 PM
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Rock in weeping tile

My builder filled my window wells with river rock today however he also filled my weeping tile with rock. Am I the only one that thinks that's is just asking for trouble. When I called him on it he said he's been doing it that way for 30 years?
 
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Old 07-18-13, 06:43 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Do the window wells have a drainage medium? Just filling them with stone isn't sufficient. The water has to go somewhere. Did he fill inside the weeping tile, or just on top of it? If just on top of it, then he is allowing water to reach the weeping tile quicker and disperse. Yes, it is normal to have a layer of stone on top of the tile, then back fill. When he had it down to the weeping tile, certainly the walls were waterproofed.
 
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Thanks for the welcome. I've visited a lot but never posted until now. He actually filled the 4" weeping tile. I've installed enough weeping tile to know filling it with rock is not a good idea. I may suck it all out with the shop vac. I don't like the idea of rock down in my foundation weeping tile.
 
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Your right, completely wrong to fill it with stone.
I can not even understand the logic of doing so.
 
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I can not even understand the logic of doing so.
Maybe the guy had some rock he needed to get rid of.

When I called him on it he said he's been doing it that way for 30 years?
Classic case of misused terminology. Your contractor does NOT have 30 years of experience but one year of experience thirty times over.
 
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