Looking for a drainage solution?
April showers may bring flowers in the tri-state area, but they can also bring on unwanted drainage issues. Many local homeowners are faced with drainage problems each spring. There are several things you can do to help the situation.
- Cleaning Gutters
- Keep Downspouts Clean
- Clean Drains/Drainage pipes (Including Window Well Drains)
- At least 6″- 8″ of foundation visible between the soil surrounding your foundation and the start of your homes siding or brick
- Grading of yard- Water should flow away from your home.
Routine upkeep can go a long way to help prevent problems in the future, however sometimes its just time for an update. Below is a project that needed a drainage update beyond routine maintenance.
Hughes Construction was hired to assist this homeowner with drainage concerns. We excavated and installed two 24″ window wells in addition to implementing a drainage system. This solution incorporates the downspouts and window wells on the left side of the home allowing for rainwater to drain away from the home’s foundation.
Please note that if you are noticing water infiltration and/or cracks in your foundation, it’s always best to consult with a licensed engineer prior to starting any projects. The engineer will determine the issues needing to be addressed and the best path forward.
For more information regarding drainage solutions check out our post on drainage projects and drain types.
Still left with drainage questions? Then reach out to us via our contact form. Upload a description of your project/concerns along with photos. Our staff is happy to assist you with your questions.