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Water Seeping Into your house? You need a French Drain!

CMG Drainage Systems, Inc.

(405) 226-0629 DRAINAGE SYSTEMS UTILIZING: FRENCH DRAINS, SURFACE DRAINS, CHANNEL DRAINS, TRENCH DRAINS, BASIN DRAINS, AND SUMP PUMPS.

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Do you have water seeping into your floor vents after a hard rain?  Is water causing damage to your floors or carpet?  Is water finding a way under your foundation after a thunder storm?  CMG Sprinklers designs and installs Drainage Systems that can help stop the damage.  We utilize:  French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, and Sump Pumps to protect property.  Connecting gutter-downspouts into the Drainage System is always a good idea where possible. The need for Drainage Systems is increasing in Oklahoma.  During heavy thunder storms,   homes and business need a way to drain water away Storm water can cause many kinds of damage.  Here are just a few: 1.  Driveways and Sidewalks can crack and deteriorate 2.  Foundations can crack move or shift 3.  Vents and ducts can fill with water 4.  Mold can be allowed to grow 5.  Trees and Plants and grass can be damaged or drown Too much water is never a good thing! CMG can quickly diagnose your Drainage Problem and provide a free quote for a Drainage System.  With twenty years of experience, we realize that Drainage Problems may be very complex and difficult or very straight forward and simple.  Every Drainage Problem is unique to a certain degree.  Don’t kid yourself,  Experience Counts! CMG takes many things into account when providing a Drainage Diagnostic for a Customer.  We determine: 1.  What is the Primary Water Source to the problem?  Where is the water coming from? 2.  Is there a Secondary Water Source?  Other Places that water may be coming from.    All Drainage Problems have more than one source! 3.  How many Subsequent Water Sources are present?   Some complex Drainage Problems have many water sources. 4.  What exit points are available for gravity to move water away from the problem area?  Where are we trying to take the water to, and how is it going to be released?  Is more than one exit point possible to increase capacity? 5   How much water must be moved?  What Size Drain Pipe is necessary to lessen the chance of being overwhelmed by flooding?    This is a tough consideration.  (Larger Pipe – Larger Cost to Install)

These are just a few of the considerations for any Drainage System Diagnostic.

The Drainage System shown in the three above pictures consisted of the following: Three Gutter Downspouts in the front yard were connected to 4 inch ADS solid Drain Pipe with Large Drainage Gutter Connections.  Three lateral 4 inch Pipes were run from each gutter to one outflow pipe moving the water to two exit Pop Up Emitters. One of the Drain Pipes ran under the sidewalk to reach the Exit Drain Pipe. This Drainage System had two exit points.  One Pop-Up Emitter was on the edge of the driveway in the front yard.  The other Pop-Up Emitter was installed in the back yard near the property line.  Two exit points allows for a much larger Water Drainage Capacity.  (During Heavy Rains The Drainage System Can Move More Water Faster) The back yard Exit Pipe then connected to 55 feet of 4 inch French Drain that was installed along the SW corner of the house.  The French Drain provided a protective barrier for that room of the house where water had previously been leaking into the floor vents.  Two Gutter Down Spouts were also connected in the back yard to the Drainage System.

A few days later a heavy rain came in.  No water stood on the sidewalk near the front door, and nor water seeped into the floor vents in the back bedroom. CMG works closely with our customers.    We provide all the information we can to help the customer make a decision that will solve their Drainage Problem. Typically,  Drainage Systems are made up of one or several types of Drains.  CMG utilizes French Drains, Surface Drains and Trench Drains when designing Drainage Systems.    There are many types and sizes of Surface Drains and French Drains.  Again, experience is the key! If you have water standing on your driveway after a hard rain.  If your plants and trees are under water because your neighbor just added new gutters.   If your sidewalk is cracking  because half the time it is under water.  Give CMG a Call!  405-226-0629 CMG Sprinklers and Drains 405-226-0629 Check Out Our Other Sites! cmgsprinklersanddrains.com cmgsprinklersandrains.blogspot.com btnbusinessblog.wordpress.com activerain.com/blanecallen blanecallen.wordpress.com

4 Inch Drain Pipe Ready to be covered with dirt in Norman.
4 Inch Drain Pipe Ready to be covered with dirt in Norman.

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