Proper Drainage Keeps Homes and Businesses Dry

Drain Away the Water

water in basementIf there is one constant in South Texas, it’s that the weather is going to change. The soil around your home will experience droughts, flooding, and high temperatures, sometimes in the same month! This fluctuation in soil consistency and temperatures will take its toll on your yard and home.

However, with the proper draining installed, you can minimize the damage caused by the South Texas weather. The drainage experts at Foundation Support Specialists can show you what the right kind of drainage system can do for you. Without a good drainage system, your home or business may experience seepage, foundation damage, and in some cases, even failure.

The Right System Makes The Difference

Choosing and installing a drainage system isn’t something that a person should try and do themselves. The property needs to be inspected to determine the best system, the materials used by DIY stores aren’t high quality, and the installation has to be done correctly. If you don’t have the right system in place, you’ve wasted time and money and your property isn’t protected any better than it was before. In fact, there’s a good chance that there will be even more problems.

Foundation Support Specialists will inspect your property for free and determine the best method for your particular situation.

Interior Drainage

drainage systemsIf the water table around your home or business is high, the water will enter through the basement. The water can come from high rainfalls, leaking plumbing, faulty grading, poor placement of landscaping, or downspouts that don’t drain far enough away from the foundation. Making sure gutters are clean and running smoothly can help keep water from pooling around the foundation walls.

Earth Contact Products (ECP) produce a line of interior drainage products that work great and are durable. Our installers will use these drainage products to direct water in your basement or crawlspace to a sump pump. The sump pump will drain the water into a collection basin or far away from your home or business.

Surface Drainage

Sometimes interior drainage systems alone aren’t enough to keep your home or business dry. When that happens, we may recommend that you install a surface drainage system. The system that we install will collect water from your downspouts and water collection areas and move it away from your foundation. The system also prevents leaves, sticks, and other debris from entering the system and clogging the whole thing.

The Whole System Works For You

In addition to drainage systems, you may want to install encapsulation products, dehumidifiers, and other waterproofing solutions to keep your home or business dry, safe, and comfortable. A wet home can cause many problems from health issues to ruined belongings to structural damage. Contact the drainage and waterproofing experts at Foundation Support Specialists today to learn more.