What is a foundation drain?
This is an exterior drainage system on the outer face of a foundation that drains excess water seeping into the foundation. At Haltom City Foundation Repair Experts, we take into consideration all necessary factor requirements in foundation drain repairs. To ascertain that your foundation drain is well installed and placed, look out for the following:
- It should be positioned alongside the footing. Low silt prone spots should be avoided.
- Trees should not be planted close to the foundation, according to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is to prevent settlement resulting from inability of the tree roots to suck all the water from the soil.
- Type of soil influences the moisture content which has greater effects on the foundation.
- Perimeter drains should be made from perforated pipes or rigid drain to prevent crashing during backfilling.
- Drainage boards should be used in heavy rainfall prone areas to drain water quickly from the perimeter wall.
Why is are foundation drains important?
Types of foundation drains.
What are some indicators of poor drainage?
- Depressed areas around a water collecting structure.
- A lawn with standing water after rains.
- Pooling water. This is water not readily absorbed in the soil.
- Soil erosion.
- Unusually soggy grounds.
- Water damage on a building exterior.