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Foundation Repair Association

foundation repair association

Foundation drain system

Foundation drain system

Most houses built today are the foundation drains Gathered to drain the water around the base of the foundation away from the foundation to prevent it from seeping into the basement. The term is often the foundation drain called "French drains because they operate on the same principle, a ditch filled with gravel or stones that provide a waterway to be amusing. Who has the most basements are water leakage problems associated with the drainage system. The problems associated drainage systems is that they typically is inadequate or becomes clogged the drainage system at the exit.

The foundation drainage systems in modern construction consists of four inch perforated PVC pipe is placed at the bottom of the foundation and covered with stone and fabric to collect water and divert around the house in a sewer storm or the dumping area, see illustration below. The slope of the drain pipe and the output should be tilted downward to ensure the water flowing away from the foundation. Although there are several techniques for the installation of all foundation drains are designed to divert water away from foundations to keep within the basement dry.

Appropriate grading and backfill around the foundation is essential for the system to work properly. The embankment foundation shall be either sand or gravel to allow water from the house to drain down the foundation wall system drain. In addition, the ground should be sloped from the house so that water will run away as far as possible from the house. The slope of the finish is recommended slope of 10 degrees as far from the house about twenty feet from the foundation. If the water is drained it will not build until there is enough hydrostatic pressure (water pressure) to force the water under the jogging and to the basement along the exterior seems.

It is absolutely essential check out the drainage system periodically to ensure it is not clogged. If the clog Becomes the backup system and the water in the drainage system around the foundation and eventually leak into the basement. If you have a foundation drainage system installed and the water appears in your basement, it is most probably caused by the output of drain system clogging. Removing the plug immediately remedy the problem.

About the Author

Les Donovan is semi-retired and lives in the lakes region of central New Hampshire. He has extensive home building experience and operates a Home Improvement web site http://www.homeimprovementplusperks.com to provide assistance is helping home owners make their home their castle.

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