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Drainage in wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by maccurb, May 9, 2007.

  1. maccurb

    maccurb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    What do you guys use ( bit size, saw, application) to cut a drainage hole in the face of a SRW? What size hole do you use?

  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    one large enough for the drainpipe to fit through
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Cut off saw, cut square hole. Put cover over it.
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    I don't think I've ever actually cut a hole in SRW block for drain pipe... Whenever possible, I run the pipe to daylight out the ends (usually under the first "step-up" in the block), and short of that, it's run under the wall. Run a section of 4" sch. 40 PVC in the base and hook into that. Longer walls might be an issue, though.

    Personally, I don' like the look of having outlets showing on the front of the wall.
  5. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Theres a job by me thats about 30" tall, and made from garden wall block. They have a series of 4" sch. 20 pipe sticking out all over. It looks like a fort with cannons!. Horrible job. That job doesn't even need a drainpipe, just some clean stone behind the wall.
  6. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Thats funny

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