Exterior Drainage

Exterior Drainage

Yard Water and Drainage

Our external drainage solutions will keep your yard free of standing water. Call us today! We can help with ANY yard drainage situation, below are just a few yard water solutions…

  • Yard Water Solutions
  • Flooding Yard solutions
  • French Drain Installations
  • Bury Sump Pump Discharges
  • Bury Gutter Downspouts
  • Drywell Installations
  • Window Well Drainage

If excess water is making your yard soggy or flooding your basement or crawl space, you may need to install a drainage system to help avoid further damage. Often rain and groundwater accumulate in your yard and cause soil erosion and water damage to your home. This damage can be quite serious if left untreated. Fortunately, Certified Waterproofing Inc. is here to install a drainage system for your property and keep you home dry and protected. Certified Waterproofing Inc. are the premiere drainage experts in the serving St. Louis and the Missouri Area. We’ve installed countless drainage systems for your neighbors and are capable of solving even the most complex water accumulation issues.

At Certified Waterproofing, we understand that no two yards are alike. That’s why we customize our service to perfectly solve potential problems with your property. Our team of drainage experts will carefully analyze your yard’s slope, soil type and proximity to your home and determine the best means to avoid potential flooding and surplus groundwater. The powerful forces of uncontrolled water can be devastating to property and home. We want to make you, the homeowner, aware that there are effective and time-tested solutions to the problems that water can cause. In all cases, it is best to solve these problems as soon as possible. We at Certified Waterproofing are experts at analyzing the source of the problem and then creating a remediation plan that will effectively and permanently solve your issues. Protect your investment and call today!

French Drain Installation

Flat yards with no slope are at a disadvantage as the movement of water through the earth is minimal and heavy rainfalls cause pooling, even up to flooding levels. The movement of sub-surface water can be increased by intercepting and diverting its flow through a drainage system embedded in narrow trenches, sometimes called a French drain.

A French Drain is a process where we cut an individual slot with a trencher and use a fabric covered rigid drain tile vertically or horizontally to intercept water and divert it to a more desirable location. Many golf courses and farmers use french drains and sub-surface drainage to facilitate water away or to greens, fairways and farms. We install many French Drains to drain standing water in your yard. French drains are a time proven system for diverting excess water.

The earliest forms of French Drains were simple ditches, pitched from a high area to a lower one and filled with gravel. Today, specialized drain tiles are designed with perforations or holes to admit water. To prevent clogging gravel is placed around the perimeter of the perforated drain pipe to give water a path to the drain tile as well as filter soil particles. A French drain can be covered over with sod after installation, making them less conspicuous.

French drains are very effective and often referred to as… blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain or land drain. Trench is covered with gravel or rock that redirects surface and groundwater away from an area. When installed correctly and applied to correct situations they can handle vast quantities of water for many years. Trench covered with gravel or rock that redirects surface and groundwater away from an area.

Grading & Drain Diversions

The right soil grade can prevent basement leaks before they start by directing the water flow away from or around the house.The first rule to grading is: the soil should always slope away from your home. It sounds like common sense but foundations are often set too deep in the ground during construction causing marshy ground, wet basements or flooded slabs. Many building code officials respond to this problem by requiring that the top of the foundations or slabs sit at least six inches above the highest point of the soil at any location around the house. Also the ground must fall away from the foundation at least six inches within the first 10 feet around the perimeter of the house. Remember, this is just the minimum requirement. When it comes to residential grading – the more slope the better. If you have grade problems for an existing house, we can help. We can take a look at the overall lot grading and the layout and where surface water may enter from adjacent properties, and offer you a solution.

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