Proper Drainage Systems to Waterproof Your Basement

Waterproofing your basement involves several steps. On the one hand, you have to tackle the problem from the inside. Professional basement waterproofing experts, like those you’ll find at Aqua-Bright Irrigation & Illumination, will use high-quality sealants to protect your floors and will seek out and close up any cracks in your foundation in order to keep water from damaging the interior of your home.


Aqua-Bright Irrigation & Illumination knows, however, that in order to really combat water damage and basement flooding, you need to prevent the water from getting in to your home in the first place. This is why you need to consider installing proper drainage systems around your home.


One of the most common and effective drainage systems that Aqua-Bright can design for your home is a French drain. French drains are trenches built to channel water away from low-lying areas, such as your basement, to your yard, a dry well, ditch, or the street. French drains are made up of a pipe positioned with gravel and rock around it so that the holes in the pipe let water out into the gravel instead of the soil. A reliable French drain will stop water and redirect it before it even approaches your basement, meaning that water damage to the inside of your home ceases to be an issue.


Aqua-Bright can also create a system where your downspout connects to an underground drain, which also redirects water away from your home before it can cause any damage. Installing such a system means that even during heavy rain, the likelihood of flooding is significantly decreased.


A proper drainage system will add value to your home in the event of resale. Much like you want to avoid basement flooding, so do potential homeowners, and so if you are planning to put your home on the market at some point, a drainage system is a sound investment to make.


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