Archive for February, 2016

Silt Pits – A New House

Silt Pits – A New House

Silt Pits “Installing agi- pipe drainage systems, including silt pits, to keep water away from footings, walls etc., may be worse than simply properly waterproofing your external wall. Silt pits even when installed properly can cease to function if the agi pipe draining water away from your wall can become blocked externally to the agi Read More

Agricultural Drains – A New House

Agricultural Drains – A New House

Agricultural Drains Agricultural drains (often called aggi drains) are used to: Drain waterlogged ground. Avoid soil Heave by keeping your foundations dry (see this Link: Protect foundations) Keep the soil behind Retaining Walls dry. (see this link: Retaining Walls) In the old days agricultural drains used to be constructed out of short lengths of clay pipe butted Read More

Soil Heave – Protecting Slab During Construction

Soil Heave – Protecting Slab During Construction

Protecting Slab During Construction The diagram below shows what you should be looking for, during construction, to protect the ground under your slab from gaining moisture. “Drizoro Maxseal SUPER  to stop water penetration of your slab, Protecting Slab During Construction, especially where the clay remains in the water table” The key issues are: The excavated Read More