April showers bring more than just May flowers. Excess rain can lead to a leaky foundation or basement flooding! Proper water management around the foundation of your home is essential when keeping the water form reaching your basement.
Many homes, especially in the West Michigan area suffer from hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure is when water seeps up through your basement floor. Hydrostatic pressure is caused by the water table level beneath your home rising due to heavy rainfall. This rising water table creates hydrostatic pressure against your foundation, pressurized water then finds every crack and hole in your homes foundation walls and floor making its way into your basement. How can you prevent this?
A properly functioning drain system will capture rising water and carry it off before it can creep into your basement.
Downspout Bubbler Drains are the most important drain system to have, when it comes to proper drainage systems and foundation leakage protection. As seen in the picture above, downspouts ensure that all drains in the yard, driveway and even crawl space connect and drain away from the foundation of the home. Contact WMGB to learn more.
Drain tiles can also be useful. Drain tiles can be installed inside or outside your foundation. They are installed at the lowest point pf the structure, alongside the footing. Contact WMGB to see what would make more sense for your home.