Exterior Drainage

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Good Drainage Protects Your Home

Exterior water management is just as important for your home’s integrity as interior water management. Poor exterior drainage systems can lead to basement flooding, erosion issues, and extensive foundation damage. Clogged and damaged gutters, sloped landscapes, and excessive soil moisture can all create costly foundation problems.

French Drains

Soggy yards and wet basements can often be remedied with a French drain. A French drain gives water an easy channel to flow through. Water finds its way to a gravel-filled trench, then into a perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench. The pipe carries the excess water a safe distance from your house.

Signs you might need a French drain:

  • Soggy Lawn
  • Washed Out Driveway
  • Basement Water

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Catch Basins

Catch basins are a type of surface drain that is used in conjunction with a drain pipe system. They can remove large amounts of surface water from an affected area. They’re typically used in low areas of turf landscapes, hardscapes, driveways, and parking lots. Catch basins not only keep water from causing damage but they aid in the keeping your pipe system clear of debris. Typical catch basins are 12” x 12” and are strategically installed in vulnerable areas.

Catch basin installation areas may include:

  • Gardens
  • Lawns
  • Below Windows
  • Below Sloped landscapes
  • Basements (interior)
  • Garage (interior)

Gutter Downspout Tie-Ins

Rain gutters are an essential line of defense for protecting your home from water damage.  However, the volume of water they collect can be massive during heavy storms. If the water doesn’t have a clear path and a place to go it can quickly collect around your home’s foundation. Just having a gutter drain that only slightly points away from your home’s foundation is not optimal.

Allowing gutter water to drain into your main foundation drainage system ensures the integrity of your foundation during the wettest seasons of the year.