Water related damage accounts for the vast majority of property damage in Los Angeles, especially homes.
There are various ways in which water can damage your house and as a homeowner you need to have the right drainage solutions to prevent any water damage to your house. Depending on the location and size of the house, there are a number of drainage solutions that your Los Angeles house can put in place to prevent any damage.
A french drain is an underground system that collects and diverts water away from areas around your yard that are prone to water pooling. French drains are extremely important in reducing foundation damage in areas with expansive soils or poor drainage . The water moves underground and is evenly dispersed underground to prevent pooling. French drains are some of the most effective drainage solutions a homeowner can have.
Sump pumps basically prevent your home from flooding by automatically pumping water out of your basement or crawlspace whenever it floods. These are excellent drainage solutions if your home is in an area that is prone to flooding. Sump pumps are placed in sump pits which are in the lowest part of the house which collects channeled water and pumps it away from the structure.
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Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts are used for the proper draining of water that runs off of your roof. Gutters are a draining system that is installed around the edges of the roof and diverts water into the downspouts which are connected to the nearby water outlet. Downspouts are pipes that channel rainwater away from the gutters and then directed away from the property.
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Trench Drains/Channel Drains
Trench drains collect and drain flowing water from large surfaces such as parking lots and driveways. These drains are used to prevent flooding in areas such as garages because of driveway or parking lot water runoff. They are very effective with draining huge volumes of water because they are long and linear.
Contact a drainage contractor If your Los Angeles home doesn’t have any of the aforementioned drainage systems. Call California Foundation Works on 323-418-2239 to schedule a free drainage inspection and estimate.