BASEMENT WATER DRAINAGE
- Big gutters and overhangs
- Roofs made in a sloped design
- Sloped ground
- Dry wells and curtain drains
- Grass and flowerbeds instead of trees
Sloped roofs are helpful to avoid moisture and its bad effects. Surface roofs are incapable of controlling the water drainage. The overhangs and the gutters drive away the rain as well as snow water. This prevents water accumulation and moisture in the bottom of the walls. The ground next to the building must slope for minimum 10 feet away from the sidewalls of the foundation. Patios, walkways, and driveways that are sloping towards the building should be cleaned up. For perfect surface drainage driving away the rainwater quickly crucial. The sloped ground may consist of a resistant clay layer with a sidewalk.
Eaves troughs and downspouts: In order to solve the problem of water and moisture in basement, keep the water away by grading. The gutters and downspouts should be studied properly. It is important that the downspouts and the gutters on the eaves of the house work efficiently. Eaves trough must be opened and well cleared. Splash blocks and extenders of minimum 6 feet length should be added for driving the water away from the bottom of the building.