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    Re: French drain necessary?

    I certainly agree. That's most of the reason I'm turning to forums. What companies were pushing all make sense, but at the end of the day, I don't know enough about my problem to make a decision. I...
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    Re: French drain necessary?

    It is the correct way, but I'm guessing way more involved.

    Plus, there are plenty of obstacles in the way: water main, gas and sewer lines. Not to mention ripping up a walkway and bushes.
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    Re: French drain necessary?

    Interior waterproofing with an interior French drain. It seems labor intensive but not difficult.


    But the more I research, the more it seems I should be excavating the front of my house.....
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    Re: French drain necessary?

    So has anybody done the work themselves?
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    Re: French drain necessary?

    We'll be working with interior drains. It seems the only utilities I'll be worried about is the sewer and water mains. The gas is outdoors, and the electrical is overhead. Does dig safe come inside...
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    Re: French drain necessary?

    So for safety's sake, it's a best bet....

    Now is it work best left to a professional? Or could a homeowner do it themselves? It seems like its labor intensive, but not complicated.
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    French drain necessary?

    Hello,
    I'm hoping to get a little input. I have a 10 year old home with a basement. They poured concrete has some cracks that leak during heavy heavy rains, but the most water I get is just a gallon...
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