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Yard Drainage

Location: Effingham, IL

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Overview:

This customer contacted Helitech with a yard drainage problem. After heavy rains, a ditch in the rear of the house was not able to handle with the amount of runoff from adjoining neighboring yards and the adjacent field above.

Problem:

As a result, the homeowner’s yard would continually flood, leaving the standing water and around the home’s foundation for days. The water adjacent to the garage foundation allowed water to come through the floor drain into the garage. Thus, causing the garage floor and concrete driveway to heave and crack due to the hydrostatic pressure.

Challenges:

After the initial site visit, Helitech’s plan was to install Hydraway drainage tile in the affected area as a means to capture the standing water and to direct it away from the home. The homeowners had performed extensive research on several waterproofing companies that would install a pipe and rock type systems.The

The homeowner, however, understood that Hydraway had a superior quality to other competing products and not a pipe and rock type system. Some of the value they saw by using Hydraway was resistant to clogging, better absorption rate and, a better flow rate to get the water away.

Solution:

After installing the Hydraway grid pattern in the yard, the homeowners have experienced many hard rains and have not experienced any standing water in their yard. The project was completed in two days with minimal disruption to the yard.

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