i have just recently lifted some flags in my cellar to find broken sections of pipe leading water to outside i have been told this is just ground water i am hoping to concrete floor is this true and as long as i dont block it can i concrete have covered with pea shingle at moment as advised
thanks these pipes are only in sections so when heavy rain occurs cellar water spreads around pea shingle but never came above flags i have replaced sections with a long plastic pipe with holes in as the others were full of mud and clay as advised by a friend (not too sure of his reliability) i dont live in a major flood area and although the water is present it seems to just come and go and never rise am i ok to concrete?
"i have replaced sections with a long plastic pipe with holes in as the others were full of mud and clay"
Sounds like a French Drain. If I'm right don't concrete straight over it though - you'll just fill the holes up and it won't work! You'll need gravel below, around and on top of it to allow the water to get into it.
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