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Furd: Thanks for the input. That is exactly...

Furd:

Thanks for the input. That is exactly what I want to do. However, I stopped by my local family-owned hardware and spoke with the owner. He said it's never a good idea because under severe...
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Can French drains and downspouts share a common solid line?

I live in a ranch home that was built in the 1950s. The home is essentially 25'x50'. One short end of my home is at street level with the basement fully underground. The other short end of my home...
05-20-15, 10:17 AM
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Bud: Could digging a new French drain...

Bud:

Could digging a new French drain resolve the issue of basement seepage after a heavy rain? Would a French drain installed at 36" do the trick (below the frost line) or will I need to dig down...
05-15-15, 12:37 PM
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Bud: Thanks for the advice. I forgot to...

Bud:

Thanks for the advice. I forgot to mention that the PVC I connected 18" below the soil runs to daylight. There is enough grade from the front of my house to the back that I have an attached...
05-15-15, 10:14 AM
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Posted By bdaniels

Water Seepage in Basement after Heavy Rain

I own a ranch-style home that was built in the '50s. The basement is about 7 1/2 ft deep with cinderblock walls. When we moved in 7 years ago, every time it rained, water would come into the basement...
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