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The pipe shall have holes pointed up , the pipe shall be at least 6" below whatever you are trying to avoid water getting into , for a foundation it shall be 8" away in a trench 45 degrees so you do not undermine the soil bearing and 8" below the bottom of the footing with holes pointing up


Given the willingness to devote time and energy to the project, sure you can regrade it, but looking at the photographs it may not solve the root problem. It appears that water will sheet flow down the driveway and directly into the building...that's why the drain is there. The presence of the french drain suggests that the problem predates the gravel ...

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