Avoid Costly Foundation Repair With Gutter Systems From Rapid-Dri Foundation Solutions
Your gutters and downspouts play a significant role in keeping your basement dry and your foundation strong. If downspout drainage is neglected, water can pool near the walls of your home and eventually find its way inside. One of the easiest (and most cost-effective) ways to avoid expensive foundation repair is to bury downspout discharge. We offer the following methods to do this.
French drains take advantage of the property that water will always flows downhill via the path of least resistance. This system involves a slightly sloped trench filled with round gravel and a pipe that diverts water away from your house. The trench bottom should be sloped about one inch for every eight feet in the direction you want water to flow. Water from your gutters then runs into a gravel-filled trench, then into perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench. At the end of the pipe, water is deposited in a safe place, one that will not cause any damage to your home.
CATCH BASIN APPROACH
Another very effective method of controlling downspout discharge is the use of a catch basin. This involves placing a basin directly beneath the downspout. It will serve as a collection point before transferring the water to a drain pipe and out away from the foundation. The grate that covers the basin serves as a filter to prevent debris from clogging your underground pipe. Catch basins come in a variety of styles and colors, making it easy to match the new component to your home.
Prevent the Need for Foundation Repair — Contact Us Today
Call Rapid-Dri Foundation Solutions’s professionals at (734) 895-9553 or complete our online form to schedule a talk about buried discharge. Our team will answer your questions and provide affordable solutions. We serve homeowners from Detroit to the southern border of Michigan.