Drainage Solutions

Look at the ways Robbins and Company fixes common foundation problems.

Robbins and Company offers multiple ways to reduce drainage problems on your property. Failure to correctly fix a drainage problem now will cost you more later. Ignoring these issues can quickly result in major repair costs and loss in property value.

The slope of the land around your home can contribute to your drainage issues. If the land slopes toward your home, consider installing a drainage system to direct flow around and away from your foundation.

The goal is to divert storm water away from your foundation and other sensitive areas. This can prevent the need for foundation repair in the future and can work in conjunction with a quality basement waterproofing or crawl space encapsulation system to prevent water damage to your home. Below are some solutions we provide, so please Contact us to have a qualified professional come take a look at your unique situation.

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Foundation drains

Foundation drains divert storm water away from your building’s foundation. Foundation drainpipes are perforated and usually surrounded by gravel. The pipes disperse the water (instead of discharging in a concentrated area) and the gravel contributes to infiltration of the water. The gravel can be wrapped with a layer of filter fabric to prevent the drain from clogging with sediment.

French drains

French drains can be installed anywhere on your property that collects water. French drains are constructed with a perforated pipe. Gravel and filter fabric surrounds the pipe, similar to foundation drain systems.

Sump pumps

Sump pumps are intended to be used as a backup system, and need electricity to function. When the sump fills with water, the pump turns on.

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Drywells can be installed in areas that cannot be connected to a storm water drainage system. Drywells are filled with gravel and surrounded by filter fabric. Water flows into the wells and infiltrates into the ground through the gravel.