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Perimeter drain

Just wondering if anyone has installed a perforated drain pipe around a patio or sun room with little slope? I want to run about 50 ft of drain pipe around a 3 season room that's almost at grade level since in downpours it gets some water in it just a bit. The surrounding area is decorative stone and would run the drain pipe under that then across yard to empty by a storm sewer. Since the yard appears to only have about 1 inch slope between the farther point and drain, I would be able to start just under the decorative stone about at ground level and maybe go another 2-4 inch deeper at drain point. Since the pipe is 4 inch it seems that alone with the 1 inch slope would allow to drain. But given the extra 2-4 inch deeper trench seems like that would work. Does this sound like it would work?, or anything I have forgotten? Thanks

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Re: Perimeter drain

Run your drain tile around the perimeter of the room, then switch to solid pipe to make the run to the drain. It is easier to get slope on a smooth walled pipe.
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I have been watching a number of videos regarding a product called Hydroblox. Works without pitch and according to all I had read and watched it is never supposed to clog. Interesting product. I have been thinking of running it down the property line to help move more water to the rear of the property. Might be worth looking at. Bill

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Re: Perimeter drain

French drains for your downspouts may accomplish much the same effect, if you have downspouts in the area. So long as your water table isn't insanely high, what you want to do will work fine.

We're building a new home now, and I paid extra for perimeter drain tile, problem (and it's a problem I don't mind having) is the hill the house is built on likely negates the need for any of that. Probably didn't need to have it there, but oh well.


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We're building a new home now, and I paid extra for perimeter drain tile, problem (and it's a problem I don't mind having) is the hill the house is built on likely negates the need for any of that. Probably didn't need to have it there, but oh well.
Ted, much better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it. Easier to do now while everything open rather than later when you'd have to dig down again.
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