You should always be aware of the damage that your property could experience if it comes into extended contact with sitting water. The consequences of failing to prepare for such eventualities could be catastrophic. You need to have robust and comprehensive drainage solutions in place, and that’s where we enter the picture. At Southlake Foundation Repair Experts, we’ve been helping customers throughout the Southlake, Texas area with drainage solutions for many years. You only have to peruse a few of our previous customer testimonials to see that we are unanimously considered the best of the best in this space. Below, you can learn some more information about why drainage solutions are so important, and the various options that you have available to you through a service like ours. If you’re still seeking additional information, you always have the option of speaking to our customer service team. You can speak to them via our main telephone number during service hours, or through our online web form.
The Importance of Drainage
Many people tend to take property drainage for granted. This isn’t such a surprise. After all, when the drainage systems you have in place are working, you won’t notice. When they start to malfunction, or if they’re not adequate for your local area’s weather conditions, then flooding and water infiltration will start to take place. There’s no doubt that, at that point, you’ll begin to notice! Water infiltration and flooding both have the potential to destroy foundations, which can have far-reaching impacts on the rest of the property. The key is to be proactive – by taking preventative measures, the likelihood of damage is drastically reduced.
Most commonly found in basements, sump pumps are pumps that are used to remove water that has accumulated in the property. These pumps work by monitoring the water level in a specific space before channeling water away to an exterior part of the property when water levels begin to rise to dangerous levels. There are many different types of pumps, with some more powerful than others. For an effective sump pump solution, you need to ensure that you’re using the right size and style. Needless to say, that’s something we can help you with.
A French drain uses a perforated pipe which is installed along the foundation wall structure. The flow of water into the pipe is channeled elsewhere, protecting the property from any water infiltration. Notably, French drains can be installed in both the interior and exterior of a property – it’s all about the right conditions for each specific property.
Widely considered a highly effective form of foundation drain, footing drains are where a pipe is installed around the perimeter of a foundation structure, on level with the footing. This pipe collects water that would have leaked through the top of the footing into the basement, effectively draining it away from the foundation walls. As with French drains and sump pumps, this is an effective way to protect your property.