Interior/Exterior Water Management in Knoxville TN

RELIABLE WATER MANAGEMENT

in Knoxville, Johnson City, and Surrounding TN Areas.

GRATE DRAIN

Grate Drains are installed through concrete slabs with a 4″ x 12″ steel grate that rests over a catch basic for water and debris.

Grate Drains allow for easy debris clean out and steady removal of water to the affected area.

Grate Drains are most commonly used between the driveway and garage slab with effluent pipe at either end to carry water around and away from the home.

DOWNSPOUT LEADERS

Structural Engineers recommend downspouts to lead water at least 10′ away from the foundation.

Pop up attachments and splash pads allow water to collect near the foundation and allow for unwanted insects, critters and potential damage to the foundation.

We connect a 4 inch corrugated pipe, with a 4 – 6 inch attachment to the gutter, that is buried and have it ran to daylight. (PVC pipe also available).

Having the exit point partially exposed to daylight allows for free flow and easy maintenance to the home owner.

FRENCH DRAINAGE SYSTEM

Guardian Foundation Repair uses NDS EZ Flow French drain systems. This product is a 4 inch corrugated, perforated pipe wrapped in foam peanuts. There is an exterior 8 inch geotextile fabric made of fine mesh weave which protects the drain from clogging.

EZ Flow French Drain System Benefits:

  • Gravel-free alternative installation – providing labor savings over traditional systems.
  • This system is crush proof.
  • Offers 30% better flow volume than traditional pipe and gravel systems.
  • Durable with a 100-year life span.

From your backyard patio to your neighborhood aquatic center, Guardian Foundation Repair offers NDS French Drain solutions for all your needs.

Applications include: landscape drains, roof run-off drains, basement or crawlspace dewatering, retaining wall drains, foundation or perimeter drains, interceptor drains and curtain drains.

INTERIOR WATER MANAGEMENT

SERVICING IN KNOXVILLE, JOHNSON CITY, AND SURROUNDING TN AREAS
CRAWLSPACE DRAIN

Crawlspace drains are 4″ corrugated perforated pipe with a sock cover, installed along interior footer to carry water to a sump pump or low spot allowing gravitational exit.

The Drain is backfilled with gravel and in some cases masonry weep holes are needed in block wall to relieve hydrostatic pressure and allow water to enter drain system.

Crawlspace drain is a great alternative to exterior excavation and waterproofing in hard to reach areas.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of the crawlspace drain, a vapor barrier or encapsulation system needs to be added to help reduce moisture level and improve air quality in the crawlspace.

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