Drainage Systems

Prevent Water Damage with French Drainage Systems

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Water control and management in the crawlspace or around the home is essential for maintaining a home. Water first becomes a problem when the gutter spout comes down and makes the ground moist. It can pool in areas around the home, can cause wood rot, and can lead to a cracked foundation. We have to control the water around the home. Most water issues can be solved by using a perforated drain tile around the outside walls of the crawlspace or outside the home.

To begin this process, we use a four inch corrugated and perforated drain tile with an accompanied sleeve. A sump basin of no less than two and a half feet is then installed. All of our pumps come with an owner’s manual of operation and info on a five year manufacturer’s warranty. Zimmer and Coleman are two of our most popular brands of sump pumps. The installed drain tile will guide the water to a point that we choose. This is where the sump pump will be placed. From here, the water will be pumped out and away from your home.

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Our drainage systems that feed into the sewer are mostly for commercial buildings. These use the same process as our residential French drainage system, only instead of diverting the water to a location outside of the home, they are rerouted to the city sewer system. This completely removes the water and ensures that the foundation will stay dry. In order to hook up to the city sewage system we must install a drain.

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The Power of Water Damage

A wet crawlspace is the number one problem we see.  Excessive moisture in the foundation can lead to a number of problems. Wood-destroying fungus that deteriorates exposed framing can grow, it can lead to infestation of wood destroying insects, such as termites, and in extreme cases, and water penetration can lead to the undermining of the foundation! Don’t let damage get that far – call Crawlspace Remediation today.  

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, nearly all chronic sinus infections are a result of mold. Since up to 40% of the air we breathe in the home can come from the crawlspace, mold in the crawlspace means mold in the home. The EPA recommends to keep humidity levels in the crawl space to 40%–50% to reduce the likelihood of mold formation.

Learn more about how we can solve your mold problem