Foundation Drain Below Footer?
here’s a quick question.
Old house 1920s, 1″ slab not really leveled must have been installed later. Thinking about removing all of it and redo.
Cylinder block foundation walls.
Now the guy who put the floor decades ago dug down to the bottom of the footer to increase head space. My understanding is the floor has to be above the footing but that would reduce space by 6 in turning it into a crawlspace.
I want to install a foundation drain to keep basement dry.
House actually not built level, it’s about one foot higher (!) on one side so water flows downhill won’t need to do much about that. Funny enough you can’t see it until you use a laser level….
But digging under the footer about 6 in to install the pipe and gravel sounds kind of risky to me. Yes I feel I should use the word stupid but I leave this up to you 🙂
Btw, doing this on the outside would also be same problem wouldn’t it since the floor indoors is lower than the footer?
As water seeks the lowest point, it naturally ends up on and under the floor inside 🙂
What should we do about it? Ideas/comments welcome
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