Drainage System Extensions
Divert Water Away From Your Home
A standard gutter system works well to contain roof runoff and channel water away from the sides of a building. Without gutters, our homes and businesses would be susceptible to water damage and erosion.
However, when all of the water that is collected is just left to fall and pool next to a space, the effect could be detrimental to a building’s foundation. A drainage system extension works in conjunction with your gutter system and functions to move water, not just off of a structure, but far away from a structure. For professional drainage system extension services that make sense, connect with the professionals at Foundation Support Specialists.
Trench and French Drains
At FSS, we recognize that every situation is different, which is why we employ custom methods of drainage for each unique circumstance. The drainage systems we utilize include:
Trench Drains - Trench drains are an above-ground drainage system that works to move water away from buildings to prevent water damage in the future. The method involves digging a trench with a grated covering, typically on a slope or hillside, to help with water runoff and erosion concerns. As it is exposed to the elements, the material of the drain must be pretty strong and ranges from polypropylene to concrete. The grating is typically made of plastic or steel and should be clear of obstructions to allow water to flow freely.
French Drains - French drains are an underground drainage system where a trench is filled with gravel and a pipe. The size of the drains can vary, but are typically about a foot wide and can either be buried shallowly or more deeply into the earth. French drains work to transport both surface and groundwater downhill from a structure to prevent water damage from occurring.
Both of these drainage methods can be custom-designed to fit your building’s unique needs. Whatever the issue with your drainage problems, Foundation Support Specialists has a solution that will work for the long term.
Expert Drainage Solutions From Local Professionals
Our clients continue to turn to Foundation Support Specialists when they need help with foundation and drainage problems. In addition to excellent customer service and workmanship, we offer: