French drain / Discussions

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...drainage, ideally outside but if not inside. On your questions: 1 I would for sure want an interior French drain directed towards a sump pump given the water ...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Should I vent the space between a block wall and vapor barrier?

...french drain or any drain sytem. I believe Im right when saying that that space between the block and barrier has to breath for the moisture to dry. I have th...

Posted by Nick Santore Oct. 10, 2020, 2:03 a.m. 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...drainage, either a surface drain in the concrete, or we would remove the concrete from the floor along the perimeter and install a French drain. That way you ke...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...drainage issues you are talking about, so a possible alternative would be to install a raft slab, which is a slab on grade that distributes the weight evenly ov...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...french drains that aren’t working anymore. A contractor gave me a price for excavating the outside and replacing the drains but that is very expensive. Someone ...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses