Residential drainage installation or repair around the house

Ponding and lack of drainage can be solved. Many situations take an analysis of the site to find ways to improve the drainage. Around older houses often over time and with settling rainwaterponds next to the foundation and over time can seep into the basement. One of the least expensive solutions is to repair and reset the grading so that the water moves away from the structure. Many companies specialize in basement drainage systems and often ignore the first step of correcting the source with grading and drainage on the property to collect and redirect the water before it gets to the house. Some additional resources are available here for more on drainage around a house and solutions that can be selected to re mediateit. Drainage plans and installation can be done with narrow excavation equipment to minimize the disruption around the house.

Property Drainage improvements

In contrast to working next to a house and the foundation often there are more options to fix water flow problems or pipe it away from areas that cause damage or very wet areas. Still even though the spaces are more open there are the restrictions of the water flowing down hill collecting inand where to put the flow once you get it collected

French drains

There are many variations on the theme and different implementations but the french drain concept of collecting the water in a gravel filled trench that may also have a a pipe in the bottom. Either configuration or perforated pipea designed so they will help pick up the water and direct it where it has a less negative impact. The next issue is a discharge place that does not affect adjacent property or a town road. The amount of anticipated water and ground conditions will control theway the drainage is constructed and the flow can affect where it can be discharged.

Dry creeks or swails

Installation of this solution is the same concept as the French drain but is done above ground. A depressed area is created to intercept andredirect surface water andto channel it in another direction on the property. If a high flow rate is anticipated then stone lining may be added to prevent erosion at the bottom of the trench. In all the cases mentioned careful gradeconsideration is given to setting the correct grade to insure proper flow with no ponding along the way.

Dry wells

Destination of the water disposal can be when a dry well is considered. If there is not a logical surface course the water can be channeled to then often times an underground cavity is created for the water to have time to percolate into the subsoil over time in a harmless area. There are many structures and relatively new materials to help build an efficient meansof dispersing the water. We can recommend andinstall many different options. If you already have drainage plan developed we would be happy to talk to you about your needs.

Footing drains

Excavating next to the foundation and installing footing drains may be a solution to wet basement issues. If surface water is not an issue or can not be corrected then draining the water away from the footing so it does not accumulate and create hydro static pressure on the wall may be an option to consider. We are uniquely positioned to do this type of drainage solution since we have both small compact excavators and years of landscape experience torepair. With this type of drain line installation the water is pulled away from the footings and basement wall and drained off to a location that is graded away from the house so that it is completely removedfrom the area.

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