No effort, caution or alertness spent in protecting and preserving the foundation of your home is wasted. Every single minute is well worth the while. Keeping your foundation in good shape has a pretty lot to do with the way your foundation drains water. This emphasizes the non-negotiable importance of having good drainage systems. Poor foundation drainage is a buoyant guarantee of a failing foundation. When your foundation makes a habit of collecting water, doom is not far away if this is left unattended to especially when the soil starts accumulating uneven moisture. Let us, therefore, examine some ways in which we can ensure a functioning foundation drainage.
Make sure there is smooth drainage by the gutters
Gutters in our surroundings are important hence we should ensure their fluidity as well as functionality. One major responsibility of gutters is preventing stagnated pooling of water around the building. This could be from rainwater which drops of the roof to collect all about your home. For this very reason, we can see clearly we can’t afford to compromise on the efficiency of such gutters in our homes. Safety demands that the gutter disposes water a distance of ten feet (or more from the house). But this is the ideal case not necessarily the practical case, and where we have gutters not working properly, you can readily compensate for such by using catch basins to collect the water. This will go a long way in improving the drainage process.
Try to improve surface drainage
So far we have come across a lot of situations where homes can’t really boast of good surface drainage. What does this imply? Not something to smile about though most particularly when it rains. In such downpour with poor surface drainage, there is a hefty possibility of water gathering into a pool around such homes. As time piles up, this is expected to accumulate into dire foundation problems. How can you solve this? Well, one way to sneak past these ugly situations is to make changes to the slope grade about your home. Best practices stipulate that the slope angle should be directed in a way that it changes by say one inch per foot. This will significantly improve the surface drainage.
You could possibly bring in the services of a perimeter drain
This is another avenue to explore in improving foundation drainage. Typically, perimeter drains are gotten from perforated piping. Also, you can equally make perimeter drains from tile. One handsome thing about perimeter drains is how easily you can deploy them. You basically work them under the soil adjacent the footing (of your foundation). Now when water transverses the soil, it is picked up promptly in the underground drain pipe. From there it is safely transported to some other place. In other cases, it can be quickly disposed of in the sewer. This vitally contributes in the avoidance of a situation of water pooling close to the foundation. If this situation is allowed to go on unperturbed, it has the capacity to inflict damages on your foundation like cracking.
If your foundation is already having drainage issues, no tears. That is surely no big deal. Call us today let us quickly and adequately fix things. The health of your foundation can’t be overemphasized!