Do you have a constant damp spot on your lawn? Is water is leaking in through the basement foundation? You may be experiencing problems with gathered water.
Collected rainwater can become quite the problem for homeowners, ruining foundations and beautiful landscape plants and causing chaos within the home. There’s an easy solution to this problem: drains! We’ll help dispel the myth of this sometimes-overwhelming problem homeowners are faced with and share ways Green Pro can help you wipe these problems away.
They are four main types of drains to be used in your residential property.
French Drains are underground perforated pipes placed in your yard. Similar to rain gutters placed on the house to collect rainwater from the roof, French drains provide the same type of run-off but are placed into the dirt to abate water from standing too close to foundations. A long, perforated pipe is placed into the ground and sends water away from problems areas that are subterranean. The run-off water can be sent to the municipal pipes, a rain barrel, or out to the road.
Green Pro’s process to install French drains on your property is fairly simple. We dig a trench and slope it towards the area we want the water to go towards. Add crushed stones and landscaping fabric that helps to prevent weed growth or roots from impeding the PVC pipe we’ll place in the trench. We’ll fill the trench back in and replace grass where needed. Waterproofing your most expensive investment is key to proper protection; Green Pro’s experience makes it look easy!
TIGHT LINE DRAINS
These drains are pipes placed underground but connected and glued to rain gutters. Unlike French drains, these pipes are not perforated and hold water taken from specific areas. They remove all the rainwater away from your home; securing your foundation and exterior walls from water damage. Green Pro’s experienced team can add drain inlets to areas around your home and connect them into the tight line.
Surface drains by contrast are metal grated devices placed into the earth at a flush level in problem areas. Surface drains are usually placed in graded lands that slope and collect water in large puddles. Once the water is in the drain it gets redirected towards the road or a collection basin.
Sump pumps are a necessary item in the basement of your home if water collects or is constantly flooded. More than likely, you purchased a home with a sump basin and in your worst storm moment, the sump pump broke and your pump never turned on. Whether you need a full sump pump installed or simply replaced, Green Pro is here to the rescue! Drains of any kind should be installed in the early spring before the large amounts of downpour come during the Tulsa summer months. Remember, to avoid bacteria, mold, or other moisture-related issues, water should never collect in spaces on your property longer than 24 hours. Call Green Pro today to wash your water problems away!