Water issues are a common problem we see in South Hills homes. Fortunately, at Pittsburgh Drain Guys, we specialize in waterproofing and drainage solutions to help manage water issues while protecting the structural integrity of your home.
Downspout Drainage for South Hills Homeowners
If you have blocked gutters or poorly placed downspouts, you may experience severe damage to your South Hills home. Our team specializes in downspout drainage solutions to help remedy this issue.
For downspouts that are too close to your home’s foundation, we can install a downspout extension to direct the water away from your home and to the proper drainage. We recommend that your downspouts drain at least 10 feet from the foundation.
Once the downspout extension is placed, it will be buried 5-6 inches below your yard’s surface. Our expert team will evaluate your yard, and based on the grade of the property; we may recommend installing more than 10 feet of downspout extensions. Twenty feet of downspout extensions is recommended if your property can accommodate it.
Waterproofing Services in South Hills
At Pittsburgh Drain Guys, we specialize in interior, basement, and foundation waterproofing for South Hills homes. With our waterproofing service, you can:
- Prevent mold
- Prevent mildew
- Protect against leaks
You may require our waterproofing services if you have noticed any of the following:
- cracks in your basement walls and floors
- water seepage
- musty odors
- dry rotted and warped paneling
These are all signs that you are in need of interior waterproofing. With our interior waterproofing services, we will install an interior french drain that will collect the water and a sump pump that will carry the water away from the foundation.
We also provide basement waterproofing services where we waterproof the basement walls and floors to prevent mold growth, keep valuable safe from water damage, and protect your home’s structural integrity.
Additionally, we provide foundation waterproofing services where we install an exterior french drain. This helps to alleviate the pressure water runoff places on your foundation, which can lead to damage to the foundation’s structure. The exterior french drain will collect the water and direct it away from your home’s foundation.
Exterior French Drain Installation in South Hills
With an exterior french drain, we install a perforated pipe filled with gravel into a trench. This pipe works to alleviate water pressure by collecting the runoff and directing it away from your home’s foundation.
These can be installed around the perimeter of your home or behind a retaining wall to help them maintain their structural integrity. South Hills homeowners who reside on a hill or slope will have an exterior french drain that relies on gravity to work, whereas those who don’t will need a sump pump to carry the water away.
If you have noticed that your basement is flooding on a regular basis or you have heavy pooling in your yard, these are signs that you have poor soil drainage and require an exterior french drain.
South Hills homeowners can rely on Pittsburgh Drain Guys for all of their waterproofing and French drain installation needs. Contact us today to learn more!