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« on: August 17, 2007, 03:01:36 PM »

I am sure that I read at one point on this site that, if Platon is used on the inside walls of the basement that a vapour barrier is not to be used.  What I want to do is, put Platon on the walls and floor with the wall and floor overlapping.  Is this a good idea or not?

I had a large amount of water come in to the window well and not drain so, she came in the window.   I have just dug down to almost the footing of my window well.  I only have a space 18" wide by 32" long as a sidewalk is in my way.  I can not make it all the way to the footing (I am about 2' away.  There is a cement drain pipe running vertically to about 1.5 feet below the window I have flushed it out and it seems to drain well.  I have cut off the pipe and added a vertical weeping tile with the sock on it.  I applied Blue Seal and  drainage board.  Is there such a thing as putting too much 3/4" stone in as backfill?  I have about a 2.5' deep by 2' window well form I am going to fill with the stone then the outside of the well form will be dirt. 

What is your thoughts on this method?


Thanks,

Mark


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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 10:34:37 AM »

I t all sounds good, but I have a couple of points.
Make sure you install a screen to prevent balls and leaves from plugging the drain pipe.
Make sure there is at least 8-12 inches of foundation wall under the window sill still showing after stone is installed.

You can't put too much stone in, so don't worry about that point.
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 07:23:15 PM »

Thanks,  I am thinking of a drain cap with holes on top of the vertical weeper.  

Mark
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 09:16:25 PM »

That is what we do. Home Depot has one for a couple of bucks, but I also recommend a second screen if you are connecting directly to a weeping tile. The second screen goes at the "tee" to prevent anything from getting into the main weeping tile. That will cause a blockage in the main system and "can" cause basement flooding from a Drainage System Failure.
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Mark
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 10:28:31 AM »

Great advise on my project.

Thanks so much.
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