Living in the Portland Metro area means dealing with a lot of rain. By far, the most important function of your home is to keep rain and water out of your home. Nothing in our area is as damaging and destructive as water. For this reason, it is important to have drainage systems in place to divert all of the water away from your house and avoid standing water in your crawl space.
Creating Your Custom Drainage Solution
We are a Vancouver and Portland Drainage Contractor that specializes in creating drainage systems perfectly suited for your home. We realize that there is not a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to proper home drainage. Our team of technicians and drainage contractors will design a custom system to divert harmful water and moisture away from the house.
Here are just a few of things that we can do to keep your crawl space dry:
French Drain: We dig trenches that are sloped to either a low point drain or sump basin. These trenches have a 3 inch perforated pipe with a geo-thermal filter wrapped around it and are covered with drain rock.
Low Point Drain: Most homes have a functioning low point drain in the crawl space that allows water to drain out into the street. Sometimes this drain is clogged and not functioning and at other times, the soil in the crawl space just needs to be properly graded for it to work.
Sump Pump: A sump pump is used to pump water out when a low point drain is not available. It is placed in a large basin that is 22″ deep in the ground at the lowest point. We use high quality M53 Zoeller pumps that come with a 5 year warranty and plumb them to discharge the water, tapping into the underground gutter drain system.
Vapor Barrier: A good vapor barrier is critical in stopping moisture from rising into the subfloor. We install vapor barriers up to code using 6 mil black plastic with a 12″ overlap around the foundation and seams.
Regardless of the situation, we can design a drainage solution to keep your home free from water. We offer free inspections and advice and would be happy to come out to your home to evaluate your drainage issue.