- keep your deep basement walls dry
- fill bottom drains to avoid trip hazard by using gravel
- fall strip drains 1 in 100
- learn that shotcrete is much cheaper
Open Architects will specify a perimeter wall and void to hide the excavation in a Basement. Trouble is, this uses valuable space which could be storage or bigger carapaces.
Smart Builders keep everyone’s costs down by shotcreting the face of excavation between soldier piles. And if this done well, you get a rough but good looking wall which will not need maintenance.