With over 18 years of experience, we will lend our expertise to mitigate any drainage concerns you may have. From simple downspout diversion to engineered leech fields, we are confident to provide our clients with long term solutions in a cost effective manner. The single most important aspect of proper surface drainage is positive sloping. Regardless of surface characteristics, when it comes to surface drainage, having the correct slope is key. Not having enough slope or negative slope, will lead to sitting water and too steep a slope may cause erosion. Improper sloping or slopes with a negative pitch. can cause hydrostatic pressure. If neglected over a long period of time, the hydrostatic pressure buildup can lead to serious damage to structure foundations, including foundation settlement and or shifting of the foundation.
One of the most overlooked components of proper drainage is a roof downspout. It is too often a neglected roof downspout expels storm water along or next to a structure foundation, causing a multitude of issues including erosion, freeze/thaw nightmares and often a wet/damp basement.
In some cases, having positive slope and addressing roof downspouts are not enough. A dry well may be the solution when installed in conjunction with a positive slope and connecting downspouts into it. A dry well is often the solution in landscape/hardscape applications.
In rarer cases, after a proper surface drainage plan has been implemented, water has a way of finding a path into your basement. In very rare cases, a structure has been built near an underground stream. In such instances it may be required to install a footing along with a waterproofing component. Consultation with a home environmental sciences engineer is highly recommended.
The properties that are situated at the toe of a slope often have a wet yard. One way to mitigate the issue is to have a curtain drain installed, which still requires a slope or storm water connection to expel water from the site.
Drainage solutions that we offer include: