When water enters your home, usually through your basement, it can only lead to unpleasant conditions, such as musty odors, mold, and much more. Sometimes, it’s possible to stop this water from ever entering your home. There are several kinds of exterior drainage systems that might be appropriate for your home – and Florida Foundation Authority can help you find the best solution!
To get started on your outside drains, schedule a free estimate with Florida Foundation Authority! We serve customers in Orlando, Oviedo, Deltona and areas nearby.
Quickly and efficiently controlling water and directing it away from your foundation is a critical aspect of preventing a wet basement or crawlspace. Downspouts channel water from the gutters to a storm sewer, city outlet, ditch, slope, swale, or catch basin. In most cases, a triple wall polyethylene pipe of 3″-4″ diameter will be used for downspouts. This type of pipe will not split, break, or crack and is more impact resistant than PVC, ABS, or styrene.
French drains include the installation of a perforated pipe underground, seated in non-compactable gravel, to allow water to slowly leach in and drain to the appropriate area away from your home’s foundation.
A trench drain is a linear channel that’s covered by a drainage gate. Florida Foundation Authority uses trench drains in front of garages, steps, and doors to collect unwanted water. This drain is usually connected to a drainage pipe or sump pump to dispose of the water away from the home.
Installing exterior drains is just one of the many ways that Florida Foundation Authority can help you keep your home safe and dry. If you believe your home might be a good candidate for one of the several kinds of exterior drainage systems we provide, if you’re looking for more information, or if you’re in need of other additional services, Florida Foundation Authority is here to help. Schedule a free estimate in Oviedo, Orlando, Deltona or nearby today!