Ground water doesn't have to reach the surface to become a problem. When freezing temperatures penetrate the soil and convert the moisture to ice, they create masses known as "ice lenses." Additional subsurface water then travels toward the frozen area. The accumulating ice and growing lenses force the surrounding soil and rock upward, creating frost heaves.
At Diversified Drainage, we understand that properly fixing underground water problems requires treating them at the source. We have the experience, expertise, and equipment to accurately identify and correct the issue rather than provide a temporary fix.
Subsurface drainage systems collect excess ground water and channel it away before it can freeze and create problematic frost heaves. Additionally, our specialists carefully install the drain pipe with appropriate slope toward the outlet to ensure proper drainage and protection against ground water problems during any season.
A Subsurface Drainage System helps fix and prevent:
Frost heaves require three elements to form: water, frost-susceptible soil, and freezing temperature. If we determine that the soil prevents proper drainage, we will replace it with a granular, compactable type that allows water to flow through more easily.
Soil Correction helps fix and prevent:
Often done in conjunction with other drainage solutions, landscape regrading creates a uniform slope that helps direct the flow of surface water to a safe location away from your foundation. Attractive features, such as swales and berms, that add aesthetic appeal along with improved drainage can also be incorporated.
Landscape Regrading helps fix and prevent:
Ground water, or subsurface water, flows through the soil and rock pore spaces below the earth’s surface. The term “water table” refers to the top level of the saturated soil, which constantly fluctuates depending upon the season and amount of precipitation. A high water table allows water to reach the surface, as do springs and artesian wells.
Rain and snow melt aren’t strangers to us here in Minnesota. Without proper drainage, you may experience surface/storm water problems such as standing/pooling water in your yard, a wet basement, or a downspout flooding your lawn. Diversified Drainage provides effective drainage systems, custom-designed to solve your specific water issue with minimal impact on your property, landscape, and wallet.
Wet basements occur when surface and/or ground water penetrate your foundation. Oftentimes, fixing the issue requires a combination of methods/techniques. Diversified Drainage offers multiple solutions, and our highly experienced specialists have the skills and expertise to correctly identify the source of the problem and deliver a custom drainage system to solve it.