Drains around a home are usually unnoticed until water begins to back up in a yard. Another sign there’s a drainage problem in the yard that requires Drainage Repair in Mississippi is cracks in a foundation or within a home. Poor drainage around a home is the leading cause of foundation problems. The type of soil around a foundation, combined with poor drainage, can heave or settle the foundation and cause damage. The main reason for drainage problems is due to poor or improper grading.
The grade close to a home should slope away from the foundation. The water should flow away from the home towards a street or storm drain. Downspouts should be extended far enough from the home to follow the grade away from the home. There are other things that can interfere with the water flow around a home. A simple flowerbed with mulch applied year after year can result in altering the grade around a home. The little bit of dirt the mulch adds each year will raise the grade. Trees, shrubs, and other plantings can hinder the drainage from a yard. The root systems will enter drains or block the flow of the water away from the home.
Drainage Repair in Mississippi can be performed whenever a determination has been made as to what type of water issue is affecting a foundation. Re-grading a yard usually corrects a water problem. In some cases, regarding the yard is not possible. Surface drains can be installed that includes a series of pipes connecting surface drains. The series of drains will discharge to a storm drain, road, ditch, or another acceptable location. French drains and J drains can be used for subsurface drains. These types of drains can remove the moisture content in the soils near the foundation.
If your home is experiencing foundation problems or water near the foundation, it would be wise to contact Ewing & Ray Foundation Service. They have years of experience correcting foundation and water problems in and around area homes. They deliver outstanding workmanship and only employ highly-trained technicians for dealing with water drainage problems.