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catfish46
Drainage Problem

we have always had water coming in sub pump after heavy rain,but now there is none coming in,we had plumbers inspect clay pipes with cameras
and they said they where like new,we had over 2 inches of rain the other day and none came in.please help.

thank you.james

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Drainage Problem
catfish46 wrote:

we have always had water coming in sub pump after heavy rain,but now there is none coming in,we had plumbers inspect clay pipes with cameras
and they said they where like new,we had over 2 inches of rain the other day and none came in.please help.

thank you.james

You titled your post Drainage Problem. So far you haven't described anything that indicates a problem of any kind.

catfish46
Re: Drainage Problem

thanks for your time,but even the plumber found it odd that there was no water in the pipes after this downpour and said that mud may have clogged the pea gravel up,is this possible.

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: Drainage Problem

yes it is possible for expansive soil, clay, silt, "mud" etc. to choke a drainage system.

Re: Drainage Problem

larger gutter may be needed or additional down spouts may need to be installed.
After the gutter issues has been taken care of, pipe out the down spouts by installing at least a 4 inch solid drain pipe to the street or the back corner of the backyard. If you are connecting more than one down spout to a drain pipe, a large pipe may be needed.

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