Re: drain tile and sump pumps
Posted by hj on October 06, 19100 at 09:43:51:
In response to Re: drain tile and sump pumps
Assuming the drain tile is around the outside of the foundation, water on the surface seeps into the ground an flows down to the drain tile, the drain tile conducts it to the sump pump which pumps it out to a drain. If the drain tile were not in place, that water would accumulate around the basement walls, and/or under the basement floor until it found a flaw where it could leak through the concrete. If the drain tile is inside the foundation, then it will only protect the basement floor from leakage.

.: we are building our first new house and would like a general overview on how the drain tile and sump pump system work. also can you fill us in on what is the most preferred outside coating on new foundation walls (tar or drylock).our walls will be poured. thank you

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