​Drainage Repair & Correction

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Drainage systems are essential for all homes, especially in the Nacogdoches, TX area. Whether it is due to flooding, hurricanes or excessive rain, a build up of water can be devastating to your home’s foundation. Drainage planning will help you prevent the problems that large amounts of water can cause. The goal of drainage systems is to direct water away from your home’s foundation. Sometimes additional mechanical devices, known as sump pumps, need to be installed to actually give the water a boost. Don’t worry about the details though, Nacogdoches Foundation Repair will handle all of the specifics and keep you informed every step of the way.

Grading

Having the right angle leading away from your home is the most basic and most natural way to encourage proper draining of your property. This is the called the grade, or the slope, and while you can have your property regraded, this is usually done before your house is built and only in rare cases will regrading be the correct choice for drainage correction. Instead, Nacogdoches Foundation Repair would discuss other options with you that don’t involve natural or artificial slopes. The grade can come into play when discussing other types of drainage systems, which we will discuss next.

French Drains

French drains are pipes that are embedded at the bottom of a 2-3 foot deep trench. The pipes themselves are perforated, and the trenches themselves are not only graded, but graded and elongated to run far away from the home or structure’s foundation. French drains are also seen in basements, where a retaining wall might be present. They’re installed at the bottom of the wall to facilitate draining and relieve water pressure coming in from the outside. French drainage systems are Nacogdoches Foundation Repair’s specialty, we’ve been installing them for Nacogdoches residents for years, and we don’t plan to stop any time soon!

Sump Pump

If your home or structure sits in a basin or a valley, you may not be able to achieve proper drainage based on the grade or slope of your yard alone. Even with severe, corrective grading methods it would be an uphill battle, literally. It is situations like this where we leverage the power of a sump pump. With a sump pump properly installed by Nacogdoches Foundation Repair, you don’t have to worry about the angle of the land around your home or business. The pump will use water pumping technology to extract any built up water and force it far away from your home’s foundation.

Installation

Installing any of the foundation drainage systems we have highlighted above is no easy task. Installation usually requires large portions of your yard to be excavated and depending on the type of foundation you have, will also require tunneling services. Fortunately, Nacogdoches Foundation Repair is a one stop shop. We do it all, from the excavation to the purchasing of the materials to the scheduling to the finishing touches that make your home look as if nothing happened. Trust in Nacogdoches Foundation Repair to solve all of your drainage problems! Even on commercial sites

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