The outer walls of the basement need demolition to prepare for the new drain tile and sump pump. Friends John Peters and Corey Benson give me a hand. Naturally, we find several more building code violations that were hidden by the flipper, starting with this wire splice that doesn’t have a junction box and was covered with drywall.
Corey finds two more junction boxes covered with drywall or caked with mud.
Here, the flipper did a messy job punching a hole in the drywall to pass some wiring through. This is the wiring that runs around the room behind framing and was stuffed under the baseboards.
We need to remove an unused cast iron drain pipe, so I excavate the concrete to expose the junction. Underground I discover legacy clay drain tile. A section of the clay drain tile has been broken out to make way for the cast iron pipe.
All of this needs to come out to make way for the new drain tile system.