Footer Tile Drain Systems
Tired of water getting into your crawl space? The first thing to consider is having Dog Gone Waterproofing extend and direct bury your downspouts. You should also look into having a landscaping company adjust the grading so it's sloping away from your home and make sure your sprinklers are all facing away from the home and that none of your sprinkler heads are leaking.
Next, you’ll want to have Dog Gone Waterproofing check to make sure that all drain lines from any air conditioners, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers are all properly draining away from the foundation and that all pipes exiting your foundation around the footing are properly backfilled and sealed up to avoid any water intrusion.
We will also verify that you don’t have any plumbing, HVAC, or hot water heater leaks from above, that your crawl space entry has a functioning window well installed and that all your foundation vents are above grade or have foundation vent wells that prevent water intrusion.
But if we’ve done everything we can to prevent water intrusion from the outside, but that’s still not doing the trick, then you need to concentrate on taking care of the problem from inside of your crawl space with more advanced waterproofing solutions.
If you’ve already crossed all of the exterior items off your list and you're still having water getting into your crawl space, then it’s probably time for Dog Gone Waterproofing to install a Footer Tile Drain System for the most effective crawl space waterproofing in Springfield Missouri.
This is essentially a French Drain System, except instead of being on the outside of your foundation, this is installed inside the crawl space, around the perimeter. It costs about half the price to do a footer tile drain system compared to a French drain and there's no digging in your yard with this foundation waterproofing solution.
We start by digging extensive trenching around the perimeter of your crawl space from inside the crawl space. The trenching is dug deep enough for us to place hundreds of feet of corrugated piping inside of it. The depth and width of the trench can vary, but around 8-10 inches wide and 10-12 inches deep are common sizes that satisfy most crawl space trenching needs. We use the excess dirt from digging the trenches to fill in any low areas throughout your crawl space.
After the trenches are dug, we lay a base of drainage rock inside the trenches. Then we install corrugated-perforated pipe throughout the trenching, on top of the drainage rock. The pipe also has a sock or sleeve around it to help prevent dirt and mud from clogging it. Then another layer of drainage gravel is placed around and on the trenching with the pipe. Water drains more quickly through gravel than it does through most types of soil, so less puddles form.
After the trenching, pipe, and gravel are completed, a sump pump is installed. We install the sump pump in a basin, with a check valve. The check valve keeps your sump pump from having to re-pump water that has already been discharged. Once it's out, it's out.
We have our qualified electrician install an outlet just for the sump pump and then run a drain line to the exterior of your foundation. From there, we bury the sump pump drain line around 15 feet or more away from the foundation and install a pop up drain. There's a weep hole at the end of the pipe, so any left over water can escape and not freeze.
Any future water intrusion into the crawl space will now go into this piping inside the trench and drain into the sump pump. The sump pump will then send any water to the exterior of the crawl space, away from your foundation.
Now your crawl space will finally remain dry once and for all and not cause you any issues associated with moisture, such as mold, wood rot, termites, insects, odors, and more.
If you're having an ongoing water or moisture issue, call Dog Gone Waterproofing for a crawl space inspection and let us take a look at everything for you. We will get you all the information you need to decide what needs to be done for foundation waterproofing in Springfield Missouri to eliminate present problems and prevent any future problems.