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Foundation Drains alleviate hydrostatic pressure. They are made of perforated pipe and placed in gravel fill areas outside foundation walls. (Subsurface Water)

They are made of perforated pipe and placed in gravel fill areas outside foundation walls.

The most intense heat transfer is through this small area of foundation wall above grade, so it requires special care in detailing and installation. Heat is also transferred between the slab and the soil, through which it migrates to the exterior ground surface and the air. Heat transfer with the soil is greatest at the edge, and diminishes rapidly with distance from it.

The most intense heat transfer is through this small area of foundation wall…

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