Internal French Drain
Most of the internal french drains that we create are meant to be able to draw water out of a crawlspace. While most of the projects that we handle are essentially corrections to the original structures you really shouldn’t take too long to realize that puddles are forming in these areas. That constant presence of moisture does not only attract mold it can cause a bunch of structural damage to homes or buildings down the line. It should go without saying, but that’s exactly what we’re looking to help you avoid.
Do I Really Need A Drain?
There are people out there that put drains in spots that they feel could potentially be compromised without really knowing whether or not they need the drain there. When you do this it really doesn’t hurt you, but just to be clear, no not all of the crawl spaces around here are going to need a drain. You‘re going to need a great waterproofing strategy to make sure that literally no water ever gets in, but technically you won’t need a drain. We can help you determine whether a french drain can be right for you and how to actually execute the installation process.
Crawl Space Help
Sometimes no matter how hard you try to waterproof your crawl space it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan. Especially if there is a possibility of backflow from some of the sewage facilities that are housed within this area. Many times what we’ll also do is set up a drain to make sure that water is able to pass safely through the house and not get into the foundation. Obviously, we’ll be able to design a drain that fits your particular needs. One of the main problems that we see is that folks want to build the exact same drains in different homes. That doesn’t work out, we need to locate where the water is coming from and where we want to get it to. In essence, it’s just that simple, but things can certainly get much more complex in practice.
Making Sure The Drain Runs To A Safe Spot
If you’re able to divert water from a crawlspace, but ultimately the water falls near the property and still gives you trouble it doesn’t make sense to even have a drain in the first place. We want to make sure that we design the drain to be long enough so that we can ultimately have water fall in a safe spot.
Can Building A Drain Damage Other Surfaces?
We have to make sure that we create a design that does not affect any of the neighboring structures. We may need to build the path of the drain through walls or other surfaces. For the most part though, we want to make sure that we avoid major adjustments to any surface. When it has to be done though, we’ll make sure to get the job done accordingly. To of course not compromise the existing surfaces.