Thursday, April 10, 2008

Foundation Perimeter Drainage

The snow has been melting steadily over the past few days. As the basement hasn't been backfilled yet, a lot of snow has accumulated in the trench around the basement. However, as it melts, it's being drained away as it should be.

This is the foundation drainage pipe where it exits the ground about 40 feet away from the back side of the house. This is strictly a gravity fed system; the end of the pipe that sticks out of the ground here is lower than the perforated pipes that surround the basement, so the water simply flows downhill and away from the basement.

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