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Drainage Issues

The Mid-South’s typical soil conditions are the leading causes of foundation damage and failures.

We understand the importance of maintaining a dry and structurally sound foundation

This is a landscape drainage system that can be installed.

Welcome to American Standard Foundation Repair, your comprehensive resource for addressing drainage problems in yards, basements, and crawl spaces. We understand the importance of maintaining a dry and structurally sound foundation, as well as the potential impact these issues can have on your home, property, and health.

Contact us if  you see signs of drainage problems, it is important to have the property inspected by a professional.

Yard Drainage

A soggy yard can lead to a range of problems, including water pooling, erosion, and damaged landscaping. Poor yard drainage is typically caused by factors such as improper grading, compacted soil, or inadequate systems. These issues can have detrimental effects on your property, such as foundation damage, basement leaks, and mold growth. To address yard drainage problems, consider solutions like installing French or surface drains, or re-sloping techniques to redirect water away from your property.

Basement Drainage

Basement water intrusion is a common concern for homeowners, leading to dampness, musty odors, and potential structural damage. This issue can be caused by various factors, including hydrostatic pressure, improper waterproofing, or cracks in the foundation walls. If left unresolved, basement moisture can result in mold growth, compromised air quality, and even damage to stored belongings. Effective solutions for basement drainage include the installation of sump pump systems, interior systems, and proper exterior waterproofing measures.  

Crawl Space Drainage

Crawl spaces often suffer from excess moisture, leading to mold, wood rot, and pest infestations. The presence of moisture in this area can also seep into the living spaces above, impacting the air quality throughout your home. Crawl space moisture can be attributed to issues such as poor ventilation, inadequate insulation, or plumbing leaks. To mitigate crawl space drainage problems, consider encapsulation methods such as vapor barriers, waterproofing, and mold remediation techniques.

Soil Challenges In Tennessee, Arkansas, And Mississippi

The regions of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi are known for specific soil challenges that can affect the stability of foundations. Expansive soils, commonly found in these areas, undergo significant volume changes with fluctuations in moisture content. This expansion and contraction can exert pressure on foundations, leading to cracks, settlement, and other structural issues. To combat soil-related foundation problems, techniques such as soil stabilization, foundation underpinning, and drainage system installations are essential.

Why DIY Solutions Fail

While it may be tempting to tackle these problems on your own, DIY solutions often fall short due to several reasons. Lack of expertise, specialized equipment, and inadequate understanding of underlying issues can lead to ineffective repairs and wasted time and money. It’s crucial to recognize the complexity of the problems and the potential consequences of improper solutions. Seeking professional assessment and intervention ensures a thorough and lasting resolution.

American Standard Foundation Repair provides a range of professional solutions to address drainage issues effectively.

For yard problems, we offer installations of French and surface drains, and grading techniques to redirect water away from your property. Our basement solutions include sump pump systems, interior drainage systems, and expert waterproofing measures. Crawl space encapsulation services encompass vapor barriers, waterproofing, and mold remediation techniques to ensure a dry and healthy living environment.  

French drain for yard drainage

Excess water in a basement

Well-ventilated crawlspace

Clay soil

Frequently Asked Water Drainage Questions

  • How long does the installation process take?

    The timeline varies based on factors such as property size and complexity. Our experts assess each situation individually to provide accurate estimates and complete the work efficiently.
  • Are there any warranties for the services provided?

    American Standard Foundation Repair offers warranties for our services. The specific warranty options and coverage details can be discussed with our team during the consultation process.
  • Can I prevent drainage issues myself without professional help?

    While basic maintenance, such as cleaning gutters and ensuring proper grading, is important, professional intervention is crucial for identifying underlying problems and implementing effective solutions. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive assessments and address issues expertly.

Neglecting drainage problems can result in severe consequences for your home and health.

Structural damage to the house, such as foundation settlement, cracked walls, and uneven floors, can significantly impact its stability and value. Moisture-related issues, including mold growth, allergies, and respiratory problems, can affect the health and well-being of your family. Additionally, ignoring these problems can decrease your property’s value, making it challenging to sell and requiring costly repairs for potential buyers.

Contact Us With Your Drainage Questions