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Downspout Drainage Saves Home Foundations from Cracking and Settling

Contractors and Home Builders leave Rain Gutter Downspouts right against your home’s foundation. Standing water against a concrete foundation causes settling and cracking which will cost thousands. Instead, install proper water drainage at a fraction the cost.

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Jolly Lawncare Drainage Solutions to prevent Foundation Cracking and Settling and Standing Water

French Drains

A french drain will aid in preventing standing water and soggy spots in your lawn.  Many lawns have a very slight drop in grade or may be mostly flat which can make it difficult for the area to drain properly.  If there is an area on the property we can direct that surface water, then a French drain may be your best solution.

The downspouts on your home should also be routed or extended to get the the water to flow where it should.  Many times this can be done in tandem with installing a drain system to get the water where it needs to go.

Due to our installation procedures and quality controls, our french drain pipes will never clog!  We use a heavy soil separation fabric to keep the drainage rock from being silted or clogged with soil.  We also use a 3,000 pound crush pipe, not the black corrugated pipe that is prone to collapse over time.

We’ve been able to solve many drainage issues for homeowners in the Columbia area and would be glad to provide references.

The Perfect French Drain

We begin with excavating a trench which allows water to naturally flow away from the problem area using only the force of gravity. Soil separation fabric lines the trench, which prevents silt from washing into the drain rock and clogging your system. We use one inch clean rock to carry light water loads away from the problem area. The piping carries heavy rainfall quickly away. Three inches of topsoil covers the entire system, restoring the original appearance of your lawn and allowing for healthy grass cover.

When completed the Perfect French Drain by Jolly Lawncare is totally invisible, and your drainage issues are gone!

French Drains Columbia, MO

The purpose of a French drain is to collect surface water at a low point and carry the runoff water away to a lower elevation via gravity and a pvc/gravel drain system to a designated area lower in elevation.

Once determined that there is adequate fall in elevation on your property we can determine where the excess water runoff will flow to.  Many times it is necessary to route downspouts in conjunction with a drainage system to fit our overall drainage plan for your property.

The process of installing a French drain- First we create a trench which falls in elevation beginning at the low point where water collects and gradually falls to the point where the runoff water will exit. The trench is then lined with a commercial grade filter cloth to prevent sediment infiltration.  A 4” solid slotted pvc pipe (not the vulnerable corrugated pipe) is then placed in the trench and covered with 1” clean drainage aggregate.  The filter cloth is then folded over which encases the drain system and topsoil is then placed over the French drain, restoring the appearance and functionality of your lawn.

Our French drain systems are guaranteed for as long as you own your home.  Once installed correctly they require no maintenance other than ensuring the drain grate and exit remain unobstructed and clear of debris.

Downspouts-  Is is of critical importance to carry roof water runoff away from your homes foundation.  If not, downspouts pointed at your foundation/footings will eventually compromise the structural integrity of the foundation and lead to additional settling or damage.  The black corrugated pipe often used by others WILL collapse, fail and clog with debris.  We use only solid 4” pvc in our downspout installations.  We determine the correct area do divert the roof runoff to and ensure the appropriate fall before beginning the project.

Why choose Jolly?- We have been doing corrective precision grading, finish gradework, downspout buries and French drain systems in Columbia for 20 plus years and have the client and trade references to back it up.  We use superior materials and installation practices in every job we do.

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