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Residential Drainage Problem Signs

Residential Drainage Problems

Drainage patterns at a home can change over time and previously installed systems during home construction or ones that used older equipment can become problematic over time. Drainage systems can fail for many reasons and this doesn’t always result in a sudden failure or cease in function. Often a failing drainage system provides many signs of deterioration or warning signs long before a total failure. Some of the most common reasons and warning signs are below.

Reasons for Failure:

  • Design errors
  • Improper construction practices
  • Improper materials
  • Foundation issues
  • Deteriorated materials

Warning Signs for Failure:

  • Basement water intrusion
  • Water ponding around system
  • Low flow at drain output
  • Erosion of backfill
  • Undermining around foundations

If you notice any of these warning signs, it is important to get in touch with a professional that can implement the proper drainage solutions to prevent damage to your home or yard.

Drainage Solutions

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Average rating for Deska Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing is 5 stars of 5 stars - based on 8 reviews
Engineering Services in Alexandria, VA
I had a very good experience with this company. We had an engineer come out and he was very knowledgeable and wrote a report and made some repair recommendations. We used them to do the work and I was very pleased with the completed project!
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Basement Waterproofing in Alexandria, VA
We were very pleased with Deska. Our foundation walls were cracked really badly. The engineer tested the walls and showed me that there was actually water coming through the walls at some areas and this was part of the problem. We ended up having the walls epoxy injected along with a drainage ...
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