Are your seeping foundation walls caused by poor drainage?
When it rains, do you get leaking through your foundation walls? If so you may have a drainage issue causing a seeping foundation.
A local home owner contacted Buyers Protection Group after finding their foundation leaking. After this assessment, the client then reached out to Hughes Construction Company to implement the recommended repairs.
This foundation had issues as a result of a lack of drainage along the rear side of their house. Note: A good drainage system collects rainwater and discharges it away from your home’s foundation. This prevents the water from pooling/puddling alongside causing infiltration into the basement.
We addressed the home’s drainage issues in addition to several foundation cracks.
- We installed new 2’x2′ drainage grate with a riser to allow for drainage pipe access
- Installed a 4″ schedule 40 downspout line at the rear corner for the home that will daylight to the new drainage box
- Removed/lowered soil along the rear of the foundation to allow for the drainage away from the home
- We finished by covering the effected grass surfaces with seed and straw
For this home’s foundation cracks it was determined that the cracks were likely caused by steel being placed too close to the surface and rusting, and others resulting from shrinkage during curing. Epoxy injections were determined to be the best method to address the cracks encountered.
In conclusion, it is important to keep in mind that there are various types of foundation Cracks. If you have found cracks in your foundation and have concerns, your first step would be to have them assessed by a structural engineer to determine what the best course of action would be.
If you have concerns about your home’s foundation or drainage system, feel free to complete our contact form on our website. We will assess your project and let you know the next steps in addressing the issue at hand.