All of that prep was worth it because we now have functioning drain tile, protecting our basement from flooding. As underground water levels rise, this system collects it in a sump pit, and then pumps it away from the house. The company I hired was nice enough to lay the finishing concrete on my new floor drain pipes, and did a great job adding swales around each drain.
They also replaced 3 single-pane windows with glass block windows, replaced a leaking casement window, and added a second casement window with a new window well.
The crew excavated the perimeter, recycled the old concrete, installed the system, backfilled it, laid new concrete, and installed two windows and a widow well in just one day! Finally, a contractor that has craftsmanship! I couldn’t be happier with the work.