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Old 05-09-2017, 08:07 AM   #1
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Draining Water Between Two Buildings

I have a very interesting problem where the water is pooling between two buildings. The off set of the building is very close (4 feet), and there isnt much of a good grade for run off in the right direction.

Is it a bad idea to install some channel drain that leads to a small drywell with a sump?
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:14 AM   #2
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Re: Draining Water Between Two Buildings

I've never used a pump, but yeah, there have been issues resolved using bleeder pipe and a crock with slotted lid on the end of the run.

Depends on grades & soils etc.


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Re: Draining Water Between Two Buildings

Maybe a boring machine installed gravity drain tile to the between buildings intake?

Fix the gutter drops (sloped roofs?) to evacuate the water from the low spot?

What happens when the pump fails?
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