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Foundation Drainage Systems Help Prevent Foundation Problems Video

Three DIY foundation drainage systems that use gravity. Compared to fixing cracked foundations, foundation drainage solutions are a cheap and easy way to help prevent foundation problems. From Advanced Foundation Repair.


Hi, I’m Fred Marshall with Advanced Foundation Repair and I’m here today to talk about foundation drainage systems.

Foundation drainage is important.

It helps to prevent foundation problems and avoid the need for costly foundation repairs.

Where gravity can be used to get rid of water, there are 3 general approaches.

The first and most widely used is to slope the ground so the water drains away into the streets.

For situations where there is not enough drop to create slopes, the next best option for drainage around a foundation is to create surface foundation drains connected to underground pipes.

The pipes should be solid.

No holes so that the water stays in the pipes.

Because pipes are smooth on the inside, they can move water away with slopes as little as one inch of drop for every ten feet.

If the lot the foundation is on is so flat that gravity can not be used, foundation drains can be run into sump pumps.

Care needs to be taken to ensure that the pumping capacity for each foundation pump is great enough to handle the volume of incoming water.

In cases where there is a need to get rid of underground water from around a foundation, French drains can be used.

The bottom line is that you need to drain standing water away from your foundation.

Use your eyes and if you need help with  foundation drainage systems, call the drainage professionals at Advanced Foundation Repair – 214-333-0003.


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Christopher Lorenzo
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
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Gwen Baumann
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
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Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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