Crawlspace Drainage and Grading Services in Central Indiana | A+ Restoration
A+ Restoration is the leading provider of crawlspace drainage services in the greater Indianapolis Metro area. Our team of restoration experts can design and install a highly efficient drainage system that will protect your crawlspace from flooding and water damage. We also offer grading services to prevent excess water from pooling in your crawlspace floor. Contact A+ Restoration today at (317) 676-5561 for a free on-site inspection and estimate.If there’s one thing that property restoration experts agree on, it’s that crawlspaces should never be left to collect water. Unfortunately, because crawlspaces are generally out of sight, many homeowners fail to recognize the danger of water intrusion until it’s too late. Poorly designed crawlspaces are also very common in Central Indiana, especially in older homes. As a result, a lot of property owners suffer from crawlspace flooding and water damage that could have been easily prevented with better drainage and grading.
What Causes Flooding in Crawlspaces?
While modern homes are designed to have effective drainage systems, older properties were often built without them. Add high water table levels, heavy rains, and poor soil conditions, and it’s easy to see why most crawlspaces eventually become flooded.Here are some of the most common causes of crawlspace flooding:
After a major storm or flooding event, the soil around your crawlspace will become saturated with storm water. The water table often rises during a flood, and the soil around your home becomes a giant sponge. As a result, crawlspace flooding can become an issue even if you haven’t had any problems with water intrusion in the past. Rainwater and melting snow can also seep into your crawlspace through exterior wall cracks and along poorly installed gutters that direct water toward the walls of your crawlspace.
In addition to flood water, crawlspace water damage can also be caused by plumbing leaks. Old pipes and broken appliances are a common cause of water seepage in crawlspaces, and it often goes unnoticed until the damage has become too severe. If you have an older home with galvanized steel plumbing, it’s not a bad idea to schedule annual plumbing inspections to make sure everything is in good working order.
Poor Grading and Drainage
Without proper grading and drainage, your crawlspace will be prone to flooding and water damage. When water accumulates on your crawlspace floor, it can damage insulation, floor joists, and rust metal support beams. When left unchecked, water damage can also cause mold and mildew growth as well as serious structural problems that can cost thousands of dollars to repair.
What are Your Crawlspace Drainage Options?
At A+ Restoration, we offer several different crawlspace drainage options that will protect your home from water damage and expensive structural repairs. Depending on the actual site conditions, you may need to install a combination of crawlspace drainage solutions.
Grading is one of the simplest but most effective crawlspace drainage techniques. When your crawlspace floor is lower than the ground level outside, water will naturally pool in your crawlspace and cause flooding and other damage. Proper grading can alleviate this problem by directing water away from your crawlspace floor and toward a perimeter drainage system.
Sump Pump Installation
For properties with high water table levels, sump pumps are an excellent solution to flooding problems. Sump pumps are installed in the lowest part of your crawlspace, and they pump excess water out through a discharge pipe. While sump pumps are an excellent solution for serious flooding problems, they do take up some room in your crawlspace so you may need to do some renovation work before installation.
Perimeter Drainage System
We can install perimeter drains around the interior walls of your crawlspace to collect water and divert it to an existing sump pump. The water is then pumped out of the crawlspace and discharged into a dry well or back into the sewer system. Installing a perimeter drainage system is one of the most effective ways to protect your crawlspace from flooding, and it does not require any major renovations or structural work.
If you’re looking for ways to protect your crawlspace from water damage, contact A+ Restoration today. We will perform a free on-site crawlspace inspection where we can discuss your options and come up with an effective solution for your water intrusion problems. We offer quality and affordable installation, repair, and replacement services for all types of crawlspace drainage systems.Call us anytime at (317) 676-5561 to learn more about our crawlspace grading and drainage services or schedule your free on-site estimate.