Repair foundation drainage issues with NSquare, Inc.
To protect the integrity of your foundation and your crawl space, it's important to have a proper drainage system for your foundation. As it rains, water pools up and collects around your foundation walls. If there isn’t a proper drainage system in place to channel the water away from your foundation, it could lead to issues over time.
How to Tell Your Foundation Drainage System Has Problems
Fortunately, several visual symptoms exist that may indicate your home is suffering from foundation drainage system issues:
- Gushing gutters that dont channel water into the downspouts
- Downspouts that dump water directly into your soil instead of directing it at least 5 feet away from your home
- Foundation cracks
- Mildew or mold in the crawl space
- Shifts in mulch
These are all signs of water being improperly channeled around the perimeter of your home, and it could be causing more serious issues with the structural integrity of your foundation.
What is Foundation Drainage?
An exterior foundation drainage system includes a footing drain placed outside the foundation along the wall footing. The drain is covered with gravel and piped to a safe distance or, in some cases, into a catch basin that is then pumped out into a storm drain. Another important aspect of your home’s foundation drainage capabilities is the slope of the yard around the house. If the yard slopes downward toward the house, water is going to pool around the foundation and lead to damages.
How does poor drainage cause foundation damage?
Foundation issues are almost always caused by faults with the soil the structure is built on. When the soil is saturated with thousands of pounds worth of rainfall, all of that weight presses inward on your foundation walls and can cause it to crack and buckle. Then, once that soil dries out again it shifts away from the foundation and increases how much of your home’s weight is constantly resting on the foundation instead of being dissipated throughout the nearby soil. All of these problems can be lessened or mitigated by ensuring you have adequate foundation drainage systems. It is always better to be proactive about potential problems than to wait for them to occur, which is why we encourage every homeowner to check their gutters, downspouts, and the slope of their yard.
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How to Fix Drainage Problems
At NSquare, Inc., we offer several different products and solutions to repair any drainage issues that may be affecting your foundation.
Our drainage products and services include:
Drainage Matting channels the water underneath your crawl space liner and directs it away from your foundation.
Having drainage issues in your home? Schedule your appointment with an NSquare, Inc. expert today! Contact us at 1-888-638-4091 or by e-mail.