Surface drainage is an important factor in maintaining your home. Poor drainage leads to issues such as foundation settlement, deterioration and water intrusion. Keeping excess water away from the home can be done many different ways depending on the site conditions. Give us a call to find out more.
Channel drains can be used to keep surface water out of the building, such as in front of garages and doors.
Catch basins, connected to drainage pipes, are used to collect large volumes of water such as from a lawn or a driveway. Sizing of catch basins is important to prevent overflowing or clogging.
Swales, or "V-ditches" are an effective means of carrying water from a hillside, or other sloped area to suitable areas, i.e. not against the house.
Sometimes the solution for your drainage problem is as simple as changing the slope of the soil or lawn away from the structure.
Sub-grade (below ground level) waterproofing is its own category of drainage. See our Waterproofing page for further information.
Sometimes, the extent of work being done and whether the water runs to the curb would usually determine if a permit is needed.