Drainage Contractor Northern Virginia
Fairfax Contractor specializes in both exterior and interior drainage projects. Exterior drainage projects include French drains, floor drains, drain boxes, and extension of downspout leaders that divert water away from your home. Many of our exterior drainage projects revolve around wet and soggy yards, we have a variety of methods that can dry up that problematic wet yard. These systems utilize grading your property correctly, so the water can move away from your home. Secondarily, we also work on solutions for interior drainage problems such as wet basements that flood every time it rains. We have a number of different methodologies to fix these problems, including waterproofing basement foundation walls, installing interior French drain systems, along with sump pump installation with or without a battery backup system. Oftentimes, your drainage problem can be solved very simple solutions. For example, if you are experiencing exterior drainage problems in your yard, simple grading, drain boxes, and extensions on your downspouts may solve the problem. When it comes to interior drainage problems, we can perform interior French drains connected to a sump pump crib that will alleviate the hydrostatic pressure around the foundation of your home. Whatever your exterior drainage problem you may be experiencing in your Northern Virginia home, Fairfax Contractor can come up with a cost-effective solution. Click the free estimate button, or call us today at 703–725-7945. For a professional evaluation of your drainage problem.
Exterior Drainage Systems
Fairfax Contractor installs a wide variety of drainage systems that can correct exterior drainage around your Northern Virginia home. The property around your home may flood, erode, or just simply be a soggy mess. As drainage contractor specialists we have the skills to correct exterior drainage problems. You may have the misfortune of having your home built by a contractor that did not consider the grading issues that created the drainage problems that you are now experiencing. One of the most common drainage problems that can occur in your yard is a low spot where grass will not grow and is continually wet. As drainage contractors are the best method of draining a wet yard is utilizing a French drain system. The simple explanation of a French drain system is simply a perforated pipe that will allow water to infiltrate the pipe set at a grade that will allow gravity to move the water from one area of your yard to another. This French drain pipe is wrapped in a nylon sock and backfilled with #57 gravel, the gravel acts as a sponge and collects the water into the main perforated pipe. Water, when it is below grade, is under pressure, this pressure is referred to as hydrostatic pressure, and is hydrostatic pressure will force the water into the gravel. Water always takes the path of least resistance. When this French drain system is installed properly, it can take any area of your yard, and move water to it area such as a storm sewer, or a section of your property that can properly dispense the water away from your property.
As a homeowner in Northern Virginia, there can be few things as frustrating as having water flood your basement. Fairfax Contractor has many time-tested methods of correcting interior drainage problems. If your basement or crawl space is continually flooding after a heavy rainstorm, or melting snow the problem may lie in a cracked foundation wall in your basement. These cracks are an open invitation to water infiltration through hydrostatic pressure that is present on the exterior of your home. If your foundation is made from poured concrete we can seal cracks with what is called an epoxy injection. The epoxy injection is a system that allows us to pump epoxy into cracked poured concrete foundation walls and stop flowing water. Your home may be built on a block (CMU) foundation, and if that foundation is cracked we use a completely different methodology to seal up cracks in this type of foundation. The simplest method to seal a crack in a block foundation wall is to simply re-point areas that are cracked with hydraulic cement and painting the entire block wall with UGL masonry waterproofing paint. Window wells are a very common reason your basement may be flooding. To stop interior infiltration of water from a window well. There are many methods to correct problems that are associated with water coming into your basement from a window well. There are three main methodologies to solve interior drainage problems, you have in your basement or crawlspace. The first, and the least expensive is to try to seal the cracks in your foundation walls where water is infiltrating into your home. The second solution is to excavate around the perimeter of your foundation walls, parge with a mixture of Portland cement and sand the exposed walls. Once the walls of the correctly sealed with a Portland-based mixture, but it will be coated with a tar based foundation sealant. Once the sealant has been applied, we will cover the exterior foundation walls will be 65 mill rubber bladders, as seen in the picture. When this procedure is complete we will carefully backfill the foundation walls to create a positive flow away from the home with dirt. The third method Fairfax Contractor utilizes is to install an interior French drain system along the foundation walls, where the infiltration by the hydrostatic pressure of water is diverted into a sump pump crib and pumped away from your home.
French drain systems can solve a multitude of interior, and exterior drainage problems. In Northern Virginia Fairfax Contractor can design and install a variety of French drainage systems that will solve many drainage issues. The foundation of a French drain, is to utilize a drain pipe that has holes or perforations, that drain pipe is encapsulated with gravel. By installing the gravel around a perforated pipe, by nature water will always take the path of least resistance. The gravel surrounding the drainage pipe will act as sponge. French drains are more best methods to correct both interior and exterior drainage problems. One of the most common drainage problems that can occur in your yard is a low spot where grass will not grow, and is continually wet. As drainage contractors are best method of draining a wet yard is utilizing a French drain system. The simple explanation of a French drain system is simply a perforated pipe that will allow water to infiltrate the pipe set at a grade that will allow gravity to move the water from one area of your yard to another. This French drain pipe is wrapped in a nylon sock and back filled with #57 gravel, the gravel acts as a sponge and collects the water into the main perforated pipe. Water when it is below grade is under pressure, this pressure is referred to as hydrostatic pressure, and is hydrostatic pressure will force the water into the gravel. Water always takes the path of least resistance. When this French drain system is installed properly, it can take any area of your yard, and move water to it area such as a storm sewer, or a section of your property that can properly dispense the water away from your property.
ACO Floor Drains
ACO floor drains can solve many drainage issues in your Northern Virginia home. Fairfax Contractor utilizes this unique floor drainage system to correct flooding garages, carports, and other wet yard problems. ACO is the top of the line for floor drainage product in the market. The K100 ACO residential floor drain is best system money can buy. The level surface of your garage with the ACO drainage will assure your garage will never flood again. if your driveway is graded to your house, the graduated ACO system can efficiently move hundreds of gallons of water away from your garage. Fairfax Contractor has utilized system successfully for many years successfully.
Fairfax Contractor can correctly install both interior and exterior sump pump systems. Adding a sump pump to your basement is one of the best investments you can make in protecting your Northern Virginia home against flooding. Fairfax Contractor can install a new sump pump, and if desired a battery backup system. Beyond just the sump pump, some drainage problems require also installing French drainage to connect to their sump pump system. For more information about installing a sump pump in your home click the above link.
With the many large rain and snow storms we experience in Northern Virginia flooded basement issues can arise quite quickly. It is imperative that you contact a licensed professional drainage contractor such as Fairfax Contractor, to remove any standing water. We offer emergency service that can ultimately save you thousands of dollars. Not only can we remove carpeting, household furnishings, insulation, and drywall quickly, but we can also find the root cause of your flooding basement. Once the problem that caused your basement the flood in the first place has been found, we have wide ranging methodologies to correct drainage problem.
Grading Contractor Northern Virginia
Fairfax Contractor can perform both large scale and small grading projects to solve many of your water proofing problems. The solution to your wet yard or flooding basement may lie with the grading of your property. The overtime your Northern Virginia home’s soil may have settled around your foundation, and if this is the case it may be creating flooding in your basement. Many builders do not take into consideration the final gritty of your yard, you may have low spots that hold water and create wet and soggy yards. You may be experiencing erosion on your property that is creating areas where grass will not grow, we have solutions to those types of problems. Many northern Virginia homes when they were built were not graded properly, our train crews have the ability to regrade your yard, so that water does not pool, and you can create a beautifully landscaped yard.
Where We Install Drainage Systems In Northern Virginia
Fairfax Contractor installs drainage solutions in all Northern Virginia Counties including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County VA. We also perform drainage work in the following Fairfax County cities including Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Clifton, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Kingstown, Langley, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Newington, Springfield, North Springfield, Oakton, Oak Hill, Reston, Sterling, Tyson’s Corner, and Vienna, Virginia. Fairfax Contractor also is licensed to do work in Arlington County, including the cities of Arlington Forest, Ballston Crossings, Cherrydale, Claremont, Rivercrest, Westover, and Yorktown, Virginia. In Loudoun County we install all types of home improvement projects in the cities of Ashburn, Aldie, Bristow, Dulles, Countryside, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, South Riding, and Stone Ridge Virginia. And finally we work in the cities of, Prince William County, including Dumfries, Dale City, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Occoquan, Triangle, York Shire, and Woodbridge Virginia.