the black pipe mystery

Old 08-31-19, 03:11 PM
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the black pipe mystery

While I was cruising around my crawlspace, I noticed a strange black pipe (looks like landscaping corrugated pipe) exiting thru the front foundation wall of the house. It appears to be filled with gravel.

My house is situated on a hill. If you look from the front, the hill slopes from back to front, and also from left to right. The pipe in question is on the front-left hand side of the house.

I do have a sump pump, but it is located near the back of the house. It is also on the left hand side.

I believe I found the exit for the pipe about 15 ft in front of the house - down the hill, but I am not totally sure that they are connected.

Can anyone explain the purpose of this pipe? Does this type of drainage pipe have a name? Should i be concerned if I do see water escaping from the pipe during a storm? That would imply water is penetrating into the crawlspace. I do have a fairly elaborate drainage system on the left side of my house and all of the downspouts are connected to it.

Thanks so much for your help. Picture is attached!
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Old 09-02-19, 01:19 PM
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If that was a pipe carrying water away from the area...... it would be much lower than that.
That looks to be set up to discharge water to that location.

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