If you experience water pooling in your yard, or you have a flooded basement, the first thing that we will want to check is if your drainage and grading is completed properly. Many homes in the Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur, Smyrna, and Sandy Springs areas have insufficient drainage set up. Poor downspouts, a grade that slopes towards the foundation and further exterior problems can be the start of interior ones. Keller Waterproofing can help you with yard drainage and yard grading at a reasonable price. You will have a more even yard that will dry after heavy rains more quickly with proper yard grading. It will also help water to be routed away from your foundation (and your basement or crawlspace) during heavy rains.
A proper drainage system really begins with your gutters. The gutters direct all of the rainwater that falls on your home away from your foundation. Make sure that your gutters are in good condition, that they aren’t clogged, and that they flow away from your property at their downspout points. We can offer downspout extensions to make sure that the water they collect from your home drains far away into your yard.
A french drain, when installed properly will collect water from your home’s yard and expel it further away. French drains not only can be used underneath a foundation to collect water as part of a basement waterproofing system, but at wet points in your yard. Inside, these systems direct the water to your sump pump. Outside, they will direct it completely away from your property. French drains are buried and depend on gravity to help them direct water away from your home. To avoid clogging, it is necessary to install these drains with a downward slope of at least Ľ inch per foot. Our experts at Keller Waterproofing have been installing french drains for decades, and we will install a system that will never clog or back up.
The slope of your yard is essential to make sure that exterior water does not pool at your foundation, which could cause costly foundation repair issues, spilling over the top or seeping in under the cove joint. Our specialists can help you achieve a proper slope away from your foundation, and with as little disruption as possible.
If you have any questions or you would like to learn more about our drainage and grading techniques, contact Keller Waterproofing & Foundation Specialist today!