If your neighbor’s land stands at a higher elevation than yours, you may be experiencing problems with excessive moisture on your property. Water from your neighbor’s property may be running down the slope and spilling onto your property. Low spots in your yard can pool water. You need better yard drainage. One option in such cases is installing French drains.
French drains provide an easy channel for water to flow through. Water runs into a gravel-filled trench, then into perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench.
Downspout & Sump Pump Extension
The idea is to get water as far from the foundation as possible, especially around basement or crawlspace walls. So for downspouts that empty near these walls, Chicagoland can install a downspout extension system to drain water away from your foundation. We bury it to keep your yard looking clean and to keep the pipe safe from lawn mowers and out of your way.
We stop the water before it enters your basement.
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Window Well Drain
A window well is a square or semicircular embankment dug on the side of a house to make room for a window close to the ground. Window wells are used when windows are built level with the foundation, or in basements, where the window needs space away from the soil and enough access to sunlight and air to make the project feasible.
One problem with window wells is that they attract water and debris. Dirt and leaves blow into the wells and cannot escape, so they must be cleaned out. Rain water and snow accumulates inside, which can lead to deterioration and leaking problems. Most window wells come with a few inches of gravel, which is often not considered enough to adequately deal with drainage problems.
A more complete solution is to create a series of trenches or outlets built into the window wells that divert the water away from the house until it reaches a point where it can be safely drained into the soil. Chicagoland can install a window well drainage