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Residential Drainage Problem Signs

Drainage patterns at a home can change over time and previously installed systems during home construction or ones that used older equipment can become problematic over time. Drainage systems can fail for many reasons and this doesn’t always result in a sudden failure or cease in function. Often a failing drainage system provides many signs of deterioration or warning signs long before a total failure. Some of the most common reasons and warning signs are below.

Reasons for Drainage Failure:
  • Design errors
  • Improper construction practices
  • Improper materials
  • Foundation issues
  • Deteriorated materials

Warning Signs for Failure:

  • Basement water intrusion
  • Water ponding around system
  • Low flow at drain output
  • Erosion of backfill
  • Undermining around foundations
Drainage Issues

If you notice any of these warning signs, it is important to get in touch with a professional that can implement the proper drainage solutions to prevent damage to your home or yard.

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Average rating for Deska Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing is 5 stars of 5 stars – based on 8 reviews

Engineering Services in Alexandria, VA

I had a very good experience with this company. We had an engineer come out and he was very knowledgeable and wrote a report and made some repair recommendations. We used them to do the work and I was very pleased with the completed project!
Gina M - Alexandria, VA 22301

Foundation Repair in Alexandria, VA

Our home inspector found several issues with our foundation so he referred us to them. An engineer came out to look at the problems and provided us a report of the issues along with recommendations. We also used them to do the work which was nice and…
Andrew H - Alexandria, VA 22312

Waterproofing in Alexandria, VA

Our realtor recommended Deska. We had an engineering inspection done and we needed to seal the cracks with epoxy and install a drain system/pump. They offered a lifetime warranty on the drain system so I am one happy camper!
Matthew N - Alexandria, VA 22312

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