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Should the Pipes Be Pitched for Basement Waterproofing?

Should I Pitch my Pipes for Basement Waterproofing?

Pitch is of the utmost importance when waterproofing your basement or installing a sump pump. A proper pitching job can help direct water in a way that prevents it from seeping into your living space. 

When having a french drain system installed in your home, it’s also vital that your PVC piping and trench are pitched toward your sump basin. Once the water has reached the sump pump it can be dispersed away from your home. A common rule is to pitch the piping ⅛ inch for each foot of piping. 

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What are the Benefits of Pitching a Pipe for Basement Waterproofing?

Even though it can be a longer process to pitch your pipes, it is definitely worth it. Pitching will keep water from damaging the inside of your home and also keep your pipes in good condition for years to come. 

It is also important to make sure the PVC piping outside of your home is properly pitched as well. The sump pump is what sends the water away from your home. Making sure that this piping is pitched properly is important because the sump pump has to work against gravity. If this PVC discharge pipe is not pitched properly water can come back up the basin, going the wrong way. This can make water come back out the pipe, which can cause flooding. Pitching ensures that water is discharged away from your home instead of towards it. 

Having the Proper Drainage System in Place

As we have discussed, having a drainage system in place is crucial. However, it is not enough to have a system in place. The drainage system must be perfectly placed to ensure that the water draining through the pipes does not harm the foundation of your home. We want water to go through the PVC pipes, through your french drain system, into your dump sump, and then dispersed away from your home.  Pitching is what ensures that this process of water flow will be successfully executed. 

Without proper pitching, you may experience water leaks and flooding. The goal is to have water be discharged away from your home. Pitching will make sure that your pipes have the perfect slope into your sump pump. That is why it is vital to make sure every pipe it places correctly, to make sure that water flows the proper direction. 

Let United Waterproofing Step In

Now, when it comes to pitching a waterproofing system, it’s best to leave it up to the experts. United Waterproofing serving Ridgefield and residences throughout Fairfield County has the needed industry experience and expertise for installing an adequate basement waterproofing system.

To make sure that your waterproofing system is correctly installed and works properly with your basement, we can also assist with:

Ready to get started? Give your local basement waterproofing experts a call today for a custom quote on your basement waterproofing system. Call our office at (203) 501-5053 to speak with one of our team members.

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