When it comes to basement waterproofing, your first line of defense against moisture issues is surface drainage. Surface drainage is a technique used to route water away from the foundation of a home so that it has less chance of finding a way into the basement. This is very important - if water is allowed to pool around the foundation of your home, it will leak through foundation cracks to enter the basement or it may seep through the porous concrete, weakening the foundation and causing various basement moisture issues. Rapid Foundation Repair has the necessary surface drainage solutions to keep water away from your Denver, Colorado home.

Wet basements are never a good situation. Most of the time, basement water seepage is the result of excess groundwater or pooling water seeping through cracks in your foundation. When paired with a quality interior drainage system and exterior drainage system, a surface drainage system can help keep your home moisture free.

Basement Drainage Solutions for Denver, CO

basement drainage systems in denver coThere are many parts to the surface drainage system and each one has an important function. Some of the most important components in a surface drainage system include:

  • Gutters: The gutters catch rainwater runoff from the roof and carry it away from the home. If the gutters are clogged, blocked, or improperly tilted, they may overflow or dump water directly next to the foundation.
  • Downspouts: Downspouts are used to channel the water from the gutters down and away from the home foundation. Sometimes, the downspouts attached to the gutters do not extend far enough, and they dump the rainwater to close to the foundation, causing pooling.
  • Grading: The slope of your yard is an important part of the surface drainage system. If the yard is not properly sloped away from the home, water will collect or pool near the foundation.
  • Catch basins and grates: Catch basins are hidden basins with grates on top that collect water runoff from the yard, preventing the chances of water pooling.
  • Drain pipe systems: There are several different types of drain pipe systems that can be used to carry the water from the downspouts to the dry wells.
  • Dry wells: Dry wells are used to collect water from the drain pipes. These wells are made of recycled plastic and are easy to install and provide an outlet for storm water runoff.

All of these and more surface drainage products from ECP (Earth Contact Products) are available from Rapid Foundation Repair. We offer a variety of surface drainage solutions to keep your home safe and dry. If you are in need of some upgrades to your surface drainage system, contact the waterproofing team at Rapid as soon as possible. We use reliable drainage products and methods to reduce the chances of basement water seepage in your home. If you live in the Denver, Colorado area, call us today for more information or to schedule a free estimate!


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