Some home repairs are obvious, like a leaking faucet or broken window. Depending on the severity, with some drainage repair issues installing a new drain system and fixing the foundation when necessary will eliminate headaches, frustration and spending thousands of dollars to rectify the problem in the future.
Identifying the problem
You cannot fix the problem until you know what it is. Let’s face it no one likes to shell out money if they don’t have to. When it comes to various degrees of drainage repairs, avoiding the warning signs will cost you in the long run. The average cost for most homeowners to install a drainage system can range between $800-1300. Now that’s a headache you want to avoid!
Swelling and Contraction
Different types of soil present different challenges depending on the demographics. Texas soil for example has high quantities of clay that absorb water and swell during the rainy season. An illustration of this is improper landscaping, irrigation and drainage regarding certain areas of soil indicating excessive water exposure. This also results in expansion of the foundation.
During seasons of dry weather the clay causes the soil to shrink resulting in the shift of a home and building’s foundation. Overflowing gutters, cracks in the foundation and sheet rock cracks are just a few indications that your foundation and soil are suffering from a drainage repair problem.
A massive overflow of water coming from your gutters indicates that there is a blockage caused by decaying leaves and debris. Other warnings to look for are dirt streaks running vertically and spattered mud on the siding. Failing to take appropriate action will result in structural damage and costly paint replacement.
When it comes to cracks in the foundation, allow nature to help you. Moisture is a good thing but not when it comes to your home’s foundation. If you have flowers examine the soil level around the flower bed before and after a rain. Long-standing puddles erode soil, kill grass and plants contributing to plant rot. If that’s not bad enough the water builds up extra pressure against your foundation resulting in cracks in the foundation.
It’s normal over time for a house to settle. Soil erosion and poor compaction during your home’s construction will result in a shift of the foundation along with unsightly sheet rock cracks running adjacent the windows and doors in the house.
Call in the Experts
Researching various companies and their customer review will help you find an expert who is familiar with residential, business and commercial repair. A break in the drain line depending on the depth of excavation is costly when concrete or pavement is broken. A skilled professional is able to detect such issues, preventing additional expense.
Time is always important when it comes to your sanity and finances. Knowing what to look for will help you address the drainage repair issues and explore solutions that will save you money in the long run.
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