drain tiles for stepped foundation
I can’t seem to find information on how to run the drain tile pipe on a stepped foundation. Do you run a separate drainage system for each level? I can’t imagine you step the pipe with the foundation, which sounds like your just asking for a clog…Of course if its an overall better design to have the foundation on one level I think I’d go that root – I just don’t want to waste money on the additional concrete if I don’t need to…any help would be appreciated.
If you're using Form-a-drain they make fittings for stepped foundations.
On the houses I built with stepped foundations I layed down 4 inch big O pipe and let it follow the grade down just to the side of the footings. Covered the whole works with crushed stone and passed inspection.
Are the Canucks going anywhere this year?
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can't go anywhere but up.... or they could stay where they are which has been nowhere.
bout time we got a golie!
Oh yeah...that reminds I was on a small job recently and who do you think walks in the back yard but Kirk Mclean! -The King of '94 !The guy I was working for was an old time Canuck from before they joined NHL. Kirk stopped over, they were heading off to a golf tourney.
thanks for the help guys - first time I've used this forum and its been really helpful.as for the nucks - I'll go out on a limb and say there'll have a better go of it this year than last... I'm not ready for them to suck again.... how about your leafs?
I actually am a big Bruins Fan. The only time I cheer for the LEAFS is when they play Montreal. Harry Sinden has gone into semi-retirement so this may be the year something happens. Luongo will be carrying the Canucks on his back!
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Edited 10/1/2006 8:44 pm ET by cliffy
basically what cliffy said.
it doesn't need to to be complicated...follow the grade.
aslo you mention going with one level...of couse that is way nicer in many regards try to eleviate steps where ever you can. but often it just does not make sense cost wise to dig out the extra. or in some cases your form gets way bigger then it needs to be, so steps are the way to go.
Just put a cleanout every 90' or 360* of elbows. Follow the steps.