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Exterior Drainage Systems

Prevent basement water with a drain outside

When water enters your home, usually through your basement, it can only lead to unpleasant conditions, such as musty odors, mold, and much more. Sometimes, it’s possible to stop this water from ever entering your home. There are several kinds of exterior drainage systems that might be appropriate for your home – and Ohio Basement Authority can help you find the best solution!

Ohio Basement Authority is an experienced basement waterproofing and repair company with the tools and technicians required to fulfill your exterior drainage needs. We’ll inspect your property and promptly get to work on the system best suited to help your property.

To get started on your outside drains, schedule a free estimate with Ohio Basement Authority! We serve customers in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Mansfield and areas nearby.

  • New Exterior Drainage Installation Keeps Home Dry in Columbus, OH
    New Exterior Drainage Installation Keeps Home Dry in Columbus, OH

    New Exterior Drainage Installation Keeps Home Dry in Columbus, OH

    Homeowners in Columbus, OH, have lived in their house for 17 years. During that time, they have noticed some water puddles in their basement. They wanted to address this issue before it turned into a bigger problem, so they contacted Ohio Basement Authority.

    One of our inspectors determined the home's exterior drainage system was not working properly. One of our expert crews updated the downspout conductor lines. The lines were buried underground and directed to the street for water drainage.

    The homeowners are pleased their house will now be dry for many years to come.

What type of drainage service do you need?

Downspout Drainage

Downspout Drainage

Quickly and efficiently controlling water and directing it away from your foundation is a critical aspect of preventing a wet basement or crawlspace. Downspouts channel water from the gutters to a storm sewer, city outlet, ditch, slope, swale, or catch basin. In most cases, a triple wall polyethylene pipe of 3″-4″ diameter will be used for downspouts. This type of pipe will not split, break, or crack and is more impact resistant than PVC, ABS, or styrene.

Drainage grading

Drainage Grading

A positive grade is created on the exterior of the foundation wall to allow water to drain to the appropriate location away from the foundation. Grading can have a strong impact on the amount of water running down your home’s foundation wall on the exterior of the structure.

Exterior Gravity Fed Drainage

Exterior Gravity Fed Drainage

In certain situations, the use of a gravity drain may be possible. When the grade of the property is steep enough to allow the use of a gravity drain, the installation of pipes and non-compactable gravel may be used in lieu of a sump pump for your home’s specific drainage needs.

French Drains

French Drains

French drains include the installation of a perforated pipe underground, seated in non-compactable gravel, to allow water to slowly leach in and drain to the appropriate area away from your home’s foundation.

Don’t hesitate to get waterproofing services

Installing exterior drains is just one of the many ways that Ohio Basement Authority can help you keep your home safe and dry. If you believe your home might be a good candidate for one of the several kinds of exterior drainage systems we provide, if you’re looking for more information, or if you’re in need of other additional services, Ohio Basement Authority is here to help. Schedule a free estimate in Springfield, Columbus, Mansfield or nearby today!

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We Serve the Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati metros and Southern Ohio

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911 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43219
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