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Drainage Repair

Poor drainage can destroy your home! It is very important that water can flow away from your structure. If storm water is allowed to pool near your foundation, you are asking for a wet basement and the possibility of a basement wall collapse.

Trotter Company installs all types of drainage:
downspout drains
catch basins
channel drains
grass swales
concrete flumes
and more!

We can install all sizes of drains from 4 inches to 48 inches in diameter.

For permanent solutions from qualified drainage repair contractors, contact Trotter Company. We offer drainage repair quotes in Georgia, including areas like Marietta, Atlanta, Decatur, and nearby.

What Issues Are You Seeing In Your Home?
You may not have control over when it rains or how much it rains, but there are things you can do to lessen the impact that rainwater has on your property. Without proper drainage, water can collect in your yard creating structural issues to your home, damage to plants and flowers, an increase in bugs and a messy, swampy mess. Signs that you may have poor drainage are:

Standing Water

Watch out for water in your hard or ice building up on walkways and patios in the winter time as well as dead grass/trees/plants and an excess of mosquitos.

Water In Basement

Once water starts to pool outside your house, it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing it on the inside of your basement as well.

Trotter has solutions.

Roof water should not be dumped into the backfill area. This water should be directed at least ten feet away from your home’s foundation.

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When drainage at doors is poor and the area can’t readily be re-guarded to provide surface drainage, channel drains can be used to improve drainage.

These drains come in various sizes from two inches to twelve inches and even larger.

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Catch basins are used where surface drainage cannot be readily achieved by grading, such as areas confined by retaining walls or due to plantings.

The area around the catch basin must be contoured to direct the water into the catch basin.

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We install drains from four inches up to forty-eight inches in diameter.

Many times we are able to install the smaller drains and customers can’t tell that we worked in their yard! We do very neat work.

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Swales are the best way to move large amounts of water away from your home.

If you have thick sod, we can usually cut the sod and replace it, and you will never know we were there, other than now the water runs away from your home rather than toward it.

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In areas that are too flat to use a swale, concrete flumes will move lots of water with very little slope.

Many times we will configure the flumes to work as a sidewalk and most people never realize they are part of the storm water drainage system.

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To put it simply, basements are built in a hole. After the basement walls are built, builders push soil in to fill the open space left between the basement walls and the banks of the excavation. This area that is filled in is called the “backfill.”

As time passes, this soil settles and can trap water against your basement walls. First it may lead to wet basements. Then, the basement walls gradually develop long horizontal cracks, and if ignored, eventually the walls collapse. Backfill settlement is the number one cause of wet basements and caved-in basement walls.

Warning: basement walls CAN collapse!

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This problem usually occurs during landscaping/grading and can lead to big problems. Beware of suggestions to apply exterior waterproofing in this situation. Termites can easily attack your house by coming up from the soil behind the waterproofing membrane.

Also, many times the area will continue to be a problem due to seepage from behind the veneer (brick, stucco, stone, etc.) from other areas. In our experience, a much better solution is to lower the grade in the problem area and direct the water away from the foundation.

In some rare cases, due to the neighboring yard’s elevation, the stud wall must be replaced with a masonry wall and then the exterior grade can be safely raised.

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