WHAT ABOUT WATER UNDER A SLAB?

WHAT ABOUT WATER UNDER A SLAB?

Even when there is adequate exterior surface drainage water can flow under the surface and get under a slab.  We take water control to the next level. Based on how the water is flowing we use the following approaches:

Install Moisture Barriers
Moisture barriers are vertical layers of plastic that are buried in the ground.  As water flows up against a moisture barrier, it is stopped and prevented from getting under a home.

Install French Drains
French Drains are trenches filled with gravel that have a drain line buried in the gravel.  French drains are designed to intercept and remove underground water.

Install Under Slab Drains
Rarely, it is necessary to tunnel under a foundation and install drains in the tunnels to collect and remove water. Drainage tunnels are dug by hand and typically measure 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep.

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