Nov 29, 2018 11:49 am
I have discovered there is a lot of standing water at the base of my house footing in the front porch. If I remove the water, an hour later the water comes back as if I have a underground water well.
I was told by the builder’s plumber that it’s cause by the service trench they dug to run mains water to the house.
To all the resident engineering experts on H1, surely this is a serious problem to turn service trenches into sub surface channel drains to wreck your house footing. What can be done to fix this? Just pour concrete to encase the the service trench?
Re: Leaky service trench2
Nov 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Basically you have got it correct in that you dig a slot across the service trench line and then fill it with concrete. the slot only needs to be a spade width.
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PulsePower and drainage in same trench??Power and drainage in same trench??
yes you can, you needs spacing between pipes but electrical will be below 500mm and you can lay the ag line just under the turf. Make sure there is marker tape at 300mm,…
MIC MartinFoundation trench left too long, saturated and collapsedFoundation trench left too long, saturated and collapsed
at least put some battens into the trench to stop the collapsing, if you gonna pour in with concrete, you'll need them anyway.
Althomneighbours hot water service on my side of the backyardneighbours hot water service on my side of the backyard
Decidedly weird. Suggest you follow Pulse's suggestion.