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If your primary goal it to drain the water, then simply cutting a slot through the high spot can be quite effective. Even though they are quite small (and as such will need cleaning somewhat more often than larger ones would) even an 1/8" wide cut made with a dry diamond blade will move water through a high spot (I've done that) to a sump/drain, and greatly ...


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Too long for a comment: I like to reduce high spots because I have found with moisture most self leveling compounds just don’t last , a 4” angle grinder is a handy home tool and can be used to cut a trench or with painstaking work grind it all down, inexpensive grinders start at ~30$ and pro versions can be close to 200 for a 4” , going up to a 9”angle ...


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This is commonly done and is done so using self-leveling concrete or cementitious products. These can be found at your local home improvement center. The basic idea is that water, as a liquid, will always be level and the leveling compounds are very thin and act like water to become flat as you pour and spread it over the unlevel surface. Then they harden to ...


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Sure, everything affects the load on your footing. However, eliminating moisture (water) on your footing is more important. There are three types of loads that affect the displacement of your footing: 1) Dead Loads, 2) Live Loads, and 3) Superimposed Loads. 1) Dead Loads include the weight of the footing, building loads on the footing, and soil on and ...


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Without knowing the construction it's tough to give you an exact answer. However, I would first try to determine what is emptying into it. Rain gutters, ground water, grey water, etc.? It's purpose may be to keep water away from your foundation. Are you having moisture problems in the house? Second, have you seen it overflow? In other words, is water coming ...


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From what you've described there are no issues popping up directly, however it does sound like you might be considering not getting a permit. I strongly suggest that you do so for many reasons. A few important ones: the jurisdiction will likely have pre-designed deck details for you to use you will be able to sell your house (you'll have to claim that all ...


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You want water away from your basement wall and your solution, which often works, is indirect, you're attempting to drain all the water away, rather than the water you care about. A solution is to keep the water away from the exterior of the basement wall using a waterproof coating on the exterior of the wall, and then a drainage board over the coating. ...


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I would think non woven would be only good for vapor. I say this as my hunting gear is fabric it will allow moisture to exit but not allow rain in. I use woven socks on my French drains I want to keep some dirt out but allow flow, If you keep all the dirt and silt out the drain will plug faster than some dirt and silt entering the pipe, in areas with high ...


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