Problem: Poor Yard Grading & Drainage
Colorado has a wide variety of terrain and often homes within just a few yards have very different grading and slopes. With yard grading, having the soil and lawn slope away or 'downhill' is most optimal for your home and protecting against water logging. With any rain or thawing snow the water has to be drained, and without proper yard grading water has no where to go except through the soil. Once the ground has soaked up enough water it can produce pressure against your basement walls and floors causing many other symptoms. The most common sign of bad yard grading and drainage is finding puddles of water surrounding the exterior of your home near the concrete of your basement. Additional problems may occur over time leading to concrete deterioration if left untreated.
The Dangers of Improper Yard Grading
Improper grading can lead to a rising water table around your home as well. Any additional moisture in your soil causes it to expand and swell. This adds additional pressure to your basement walls and floors may eventually lead to cove joint seepage or floor cracks. If you have Denver Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing install preventative devices, you can ensure that your home’s foundation is safe and secure for years to come.
Solutions: How We Fix Yard Flooding and Pooling
Our select choices of systems vary depending on your situation. Each system offers exterior and subterrain draining for yard grading problems, however some systems provide more effective draining if your waterproofing problem is much more severe. From homes built in the foothills of Denver to a variety of newer suburban areas we design each yard drainage solution in a custom fashion. Our solutions include several different patented repair systems, including: