This main drain line connects the gutter and basement waterproofing system to one collection point, the street, displacing water away from the home and out of harms way.
On the bottom of the page where the dig out "t's" off is where this drain line connects with the main drain line from the previous picture. The two upper arms of the drain line connects the new drainage system to the front and back yard existing gutter system.
To connect the gutter system on the far right of the home to the main street drain line, some jack hammering was needed in order to install the drain line out of sight and harms way.
Dig out of back yard for drain line. Next picture shows connection point of this drain line to the back yard gutter down spouts.
This point connects the back yard gutter lines to the discharge lines. So far we have successfully paved the way to incorporate gutter down spouts to main drainage lines.
This discharge line is coming from a sump pump installed in the basement. By connecting the sump discharge line to the new main drainage lines, we can be sure that all water is successfully being removed from the basement.
Shown here is the drive way drainage line installed and connected to the house's front right gutter down spout.
Installed main drain line to back yard drainage line roughly 10 feet to the left of the connection point to the sump pump discharge line.
This main yard drain line in the main line that empties into the street. See discharge point in next picture.
We have made it to the street with our discharge line. This line is the common outlet for the front yard and back yard drainage line as well as the basement sump pump line.
Discharge lines are very non-invasive to install and we are able to start and finish with little to no disruption to flower beds, lawns, shrubs, etc.
Back yard drain line connecting to back yard down spouts and sump pump discharge line. This area is ready for some grass, flowers, lawn chairs and a BBQ.
Yard drain line installed and re-soiled. It's hard to tell there was anything done here thanks to good clean up work by our crew. See next picture for discharge point at street.
Yard drain discharge line at street.
Clean up around driveway and cement work over driveway drain line.
Proper drainage and outlet lines are just as important to a waterproofing system as is the Waterguard, DryTrack or sump pump system itself. If your system is unable to safely remove water away from the foundation, it will re-collect and re-enter your basement. Here at TerraFirma Foundation Systemsn we specialize in waterproofing systems that you can be happy and confident with as a home owner, property manager or renter.
In this photo gallery we will take you through an efficient drainage system and its installation before, during and end.