Basement flooding and drainage issues are a very common occurrence and many homeowners across MD, DC, VA & PA struggle to deal with them. The fact is that a lot of water gets dumped very close to the foundation of your home structure; eventually, it finds its way into the basement. This can impact the integrity of the structure as a whole. We at All Aspects Waterproofing recommend that homeowners get Downspout Extensions added to the existing downspouts.
Unlike above-ground temporary fixtures, these are permanent extensions attached to the downspout and carry water away from the foundation. The open end is also fitted with a debris filter and this ensures the water will flow freely to the desired destination. In most instances, these Downspout Extensions are connected to storm sewers; however this can sometimes cause backups.
The better option is to direct the water along a sloping portion of the property towards an open discharge point. If there is no slope, the Downspout Extensions can be connected to bubbler pots or dry wells that efficiently collect the discharged rainwater, which then escapes in smaller amounts.
Why install Downspout Extensions?
If you have noticed water collecting around the foundation of your house, it’s never a good idea to ignore the problem. Water accumulation can:
- Weaken the foundation
- Result in cracks and leaks in the walls
- Damage soffit & fascia boards
- Cause basement flooding
- Lead to landscape erosion
- Cause other structural damage
All you have to do is call us and we will send out an expert to your location. He will study the situation and ascertain whether installing Downspout Extensions will help alleviate the situation. In some settings, these extensions may be used in conjunction with other solutions such as grading, installation of yard drains etc.
While some homeowners do prefer to turn Downspout Extensions installations into a DIY project, our recommendation is that this job should be handled by professionals. We have over 30 years of experience behind us and can handle all types of waterproofing and basement drainage issues with the highest level of expertise and at very reasonable pricing.
For all types of basement waterproofing solutions and related products and services in the MD, DC &VA areas, call All Aspects Waterproofing at 866-999-3110. You can also schedule an absolutely free basement waterproofing estimate using this online form.