Drainage Solutions

Proper water mitigation (drainage) around your home and landscape can alleviate a number of problems including damp/wet basement walls, standing water, and tree/shrub/landscape bed damage and washout. There are several sources of water that can cause damage to your home and property.

Irrigation Concepts Company has been providing drainage solutions for over 12 years. Please give us a call at (877-463-2632) or email at sales@icc-mi.com and let us take the headache out of your water problems.

Sump Pump Ejection Line

This is conduit for water leaving your basement sump pump to make its way outside. This pipe should be at least 10' away from the foundation of the home and existing in an area that slopes away from the structure. When sufficient elevation change is not present, the water ejected from the sump pump simply finds its way back to the foundation drain tile and eventually the sump pit and the process repeats itself. You will notice this if you have a sump pump that seems to run continuously. Thankfully, there are remedies to this problem. We can provide an analysis of your problem and recommend the proper solution for your particular site.

Gutter Downspouts

Downspouts allowed to drain directly into landscape beds wash out our bed material and can lead to excessively wet areas around plant material that will eventually drown the roots and kill the plants. Secondly, downspouts that exit next to the base of the house allow the rainwater to travel down to the foundation possibly causing damp/wet basement walls. This water eventually finds its way to the foundation drainage system (sump pump) and is ejected (see sump pump discussion above).

Improper Site Grade

Unfortunately, some sites have been graded in a manner that does not promote proper drainage from the structure to the surrounding areas. This causes water to flow from the surrounding properties towards the structure. In these instances a site evaluation is required to formulate a solution tailored to the specific site circumstances.

Irrigation Concepts Company, LLC
24684 Hathaway St
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

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