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Water Management

Water Management is best described as the installation of systems that are placed in and around a structure for the purpose of controlling water. Most water problems start on the outside of the home and typically begin due to either a lack of maintenance or a change in the surrounding environment. Exterior water around a structure can come from somewhere as close as your own gutter system or as far as several miles away. Exterior water is managed using many different systems each system is designed to handle very specific water problems. Surface water is controlled by creating paths for the water to flow and is either channeled away using swales or diverted to underground drainage pipes. Subsurface water is typically picked up in Saturation Trenches or “French Drains” and carried through underground drainage pipes to daylight. Water that does make it deep in the soil can create hydrostatic pressure that can seep into your basement or crawlspace through cracks in walls, gaps in footings, and from below the structure. Water that gets inside the structure is typically rerouted through an interior drain system before it can make to the floor and is than discharged through a sump pump to daylight. Sump pumps are installed in an approved basin that sits below the floor and collects water to be discharged to daylight.

Exterior Drainage
Exterior drainage and grading is typically the first place to start when you are getting water in your basement or crawlspace. Proper drainage is not only for stopping water intrusion, poor drainage and grading is the number one cause of foundation damage.

Interior Waterproofing
Interior drainage systems like our Dura Dry System is a tried and true way of keeping water out of your basement or crawlspace and comes with a lifetime warranty against any future water intrusion. Combined with a good sump pump this is a permanent solution for waterproofing.

Sump Pumps
Our full line of Pro Series Commercial grade Sump Pumps in combination with our high efficiency Bell Sump Pump Basin will give you peace of mind knowing that you have the best most reliable system on the market today.

Crack Repair
While many wall cracks are a sign of a foundation problem they are not always signs of a failed foundation. Let our engineer certified evaluators give you a free consultation.

Crawlspace
Creating a healthy home starts from the ground up. Crawlspaces are full of moisture that moves upward, toward the living spaces, due to the stack effect.  Up to 50% of the air you breath on the first floor of a home comes from the crawlspace!

 

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