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.
While completely natural, excessive levels of ground water due to improper drainage can pose a serious risk to your home’s foundation, yard, and landscape.
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.
French drains channel water away your home to protect the foundation, lawn, and basement from flooding and damage. They consist of a perforated drain pipe that's surrounded by rounded gravel and buried in a trench leading to a storm water system or other outlet.
French Drains help fix and prevent:
Curtain drains are similar to French drains, except they feature a shallow trench and aren't completely buried. This allows for assistance with surface/storm water as well as ground water drainage.
Curtain Drains help fix and prevent:
Foundation drainage systems capture ground water and channel it away from your home before it can damage the foundational integrity or seep into the basement. They essentially function as a French drain installed around your home’s foundation.
Foundation Drainage Systems help fix and prevent:
While most concrete or cinder block foundation walls were sealed during initial construction, the tar-like substance isn't indestructible or everlasting. Protect your basement and foundation with updated waterproofing from Diversified Drainage.
Foundation Wall Waterproofing help fix and prevent:
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.
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.
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.