The drain should run about 1 foot (or 30 cm) away from the basement's exterior wall. Place it in the area with the greatest moisture. It should run to a collection basin in the basement (ideally placed in a corner), from which a sump pump will expel the water to the outside.
A perimeter drainage system keeps a basement dry by providing drainage for the water that pools within the block foundation walls that subsequently seeps onto the basement floor. This system is also very effective for dealing with a high water table under the basement floor slab, and for any water that leaks through foundation cracks.
An interior drainage system consisting of a dimple core that can be cut to desired width on site and installed against a foundation wall and bent on top of the footing prior to the placement of the basement slab. This provides an opening for water to escape to the gravel fill under the basement slab.
Basement Drainage Systems in Boston, Massachusetts. Because basements are located underground, they can be susceptible to flooding and other moisture issues. However, when a basement is constructed properly, there is little to no concern over these issues.
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