Footing Drain Solutions in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA
The footing drain is a highly effective water drainage system. It’s a pipe that is installed surround the foundation of a house on a level with the footing. The purpose of the pipe is to collect any water seeping through the ground which may gather against the foundation and channel it away. Generally, it drains water to a sump pump, or storm sewer, or to the surface.
through the ground which may gather against the foundation and channel it away. Generally, it drains water to a sump pump, or storm sewer, or to the surface.
However, if the footing drain gets clogged or isn’t installed properly, it will fail to drain water. As a result, with nowhere else to go, water enters your basement in Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, Clifton, Hamilton, Orlean, and other cities we serve in Northern Virginia. When your footing drain is malfunctioning, call Summit Waterproofing to fix your drain. We are your local basement waterproofing expert, serving Northern Virginia families.
We have our own fulltime employees to work for you. Our professional team will fix your footing drain with a proper and thorough inspection. We’ll correct the drainage and water flow problems contributing to water leaks and dampness. We also provide complete waterproofing systems for your basement. Our systems can be designed to meet the needs of any home, regardless of age or size.
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Why Does a Footing Drain Malfunction?
- Improper Installation and/or Design: If the drain isn’t installed or designed on the level of your basement footing it cannot collect the water that seeps through your basement.
- Backfilling of Soil: When your building was constructed the ground was excavated and then backfilled after placing the foundation. While backfilling soil most of the time the structure of the footing drain gets damaged. Also, the backfilled soil is loosely packed than the untouched ground. The looser the soil is the greater it absorbs water and expands, putting pressure on the footing drain. When excessive soil and debris put pressure on the filter fabric of the drain pipe water cannot enter the pipe. The drainage system gets obstructed.
- Mud Sediments: Generally the pipe is coated with a filter to only let water in, however over time eventually muddy water, and particles enter the drain and clog it.
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- 24/7 immediate response
- Free estimate
- Fully insured and certified company
Contact Summit Waterproofing to Fix Your Footing Drain in Virginia
Summit Environmental Solutions is your trusted, local basement health expert in Brooke, Clifton, Hamilton, Orlean, Vienna, Woodbridge, and other cities throughout Northern Virginia. Our complete basement waterproofing system includes all the solutions you need for a dry, comfortable, odor-free basement; no matter what’s causing your issues. Along with footing drain service, we also offer sump pump repair and install, basement drainage systems, dehumidifiers, crack repairs, and more. When you need our help, contact us online or give us a call at 703-832-4949.