Drainage Problems in Orinda
Drainage Issues in Orinda show up as water getting into your home or building, and can cause basement flooding, wet crawlspaces, mold, landslides, mud in the yard, and flooding or pooling of water in the yard.Â Driveway drainage problems in Orinda may include water getting into the garage, into the home, and unwanted puddles on the concrete driveway. If you notice signs of drainage problems in your Orinda property, we will be pleased to come take a look at it, with no cost or obligation. Just give us a call at (510) 215-3636 to set up a professional estimate.
Drainage construction in Orinda often involves drainage design in order to protect basement from flooding, dry out wet crawlspaces, avoid mud slide, protect retaining wall,Â and stop the yard from flooding. Water under a house or home can be very damaging, causing mold, bad smells, mildew, and dry rot. Drain repair and drainage repair may involve installation of French drain or French drains, and sometimes it is necessary to install sub drains, and a catch basin and sump pump to divert water from low areas under a home. Rain water and storm water should run off the roof through gutters and downspouts, onto concrete tile or through grates then into the French drain, through piping and find itâ€™s way to appropriate storm drains.
As competent drainage contractors we offer professional estimates in Orinda, provide advice on drainage design, provide an estimate or bid for your drainage job, perform the work quickly and efficiently, with minimum intrusion on your lifestyle.Â Most drainage problems are too much for the do it yourself project.Â They often involve structural design, concrete pour into wood forms, underground drainage, and more.
Actual drainage job completed in Orinda:
Here is one of many examples of a drainage construction project we completed on Monte Vista Road, in Orinda:
We will construct a drainage system along a 10 feet long portion of the front side of your entry porch where you indicated water had previously entered.
The drainage system consists of a perforated pipe in a rock filled trench to collect sub-surface water.Â At the upper end or start of the perforated pipe, a clean-out will be provided so the pipe can be tested or cleaned as necessary.
The minimum depth for the perforated pipe will be below the level of the adjacent slab floor andÂ the perforated pipe will fall at least 1/8 inch per foot for the total length of the system to the point of discharge.
The perforated pipe will be installed on top of a bed of gravel, two inches deep, with the perforations pointed down.Â The trench will then be then backfilled with drain rock.Â The rock we recommend is Class I, Permeable Type A drain rock per the California State Specifications.Â The drain rock is clean gravel that varies in size from 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
The trench will be a minimum of 12 inches wide.Â This permits a four inch blanket of rock on each side of the four inch perforated pipe.
We will waterproof the foundation walls adjacent to the trench with two coats of asphalt emulsion and fiberglass mesh.
The system will discharge into a sump from where the water will be pumped onto the driveway.
We will cold patch the asphalt adjacent to the entry step.
The pump we will use is a high quality 1/3 H.P. 115 volt submersible with a 1 1/4 inch discharge.Â The performance rating is 42 GPM at a head of 10 feet.
A check valve will be installed in the discharge line to keep water from running back into the sump when the pump turns off.Â The pump does not pump the sump dry and there will usually be water standing in the bottom.
The installation will be made so that it will be as easy as possible to service or replace the pump when this becomes necessary
We will extend the system along the front side of your home up to the right corner. The system will then discharge through a 4 inch solid pipe down your side yard and will daylight into the ivy on the rear slope. This work will eliminate the need for a pump and provide added drainage protection along the front of your home.
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In Orinda we specialize in drainage.