Effective Drainage System Methods

4 Nov

Effective Drainage System Methods

Excess water can be a headache because it can cause a lot of problems like soil erosion, water logging, and structural damage to your house.  However, there are some methods you can apply in order to improve your home’s drainage.  Here are a few:

1.  Basement Water Control System. This is a good solution for monolithic foundations. It is designed to remove water or seepage from the wall or floor joint and redirect it to a sump pump. Your floor and footing are poured as one piece and the walls of your crawl space sit directly on your concrete floor.

2.  Underground Drainage System. This is a type of water drainage where excess water is channelled underground as an alternative to channelling it along the surface. Pipes and a series of collection sites channel the water away from your house, which helps you solve your drainage problems while keeping your property looking neat and organized. This type of system should only be installed by people with proper training.

3. Interior Drainage System. This system is much more cost-effective than outdoor systems because it does not require home excavation.  In fact, it can be installed in one or two days. A certified contractor can install an interior drainage system that will collect excess water and pump it outside, away from the home, by using a sump pump. The best thing about this system is its inability to get clogged by mud or debris since it is placed on a bed of stones that keeps the system clean.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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