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? Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair 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!
Oklahoma 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!
We take 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.
- 4 Inch Drain Pipe running under sidewalk
- Drainage System running to exit point on driveway
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 French Drain is completely different from a Surface Drain. A basic French Drain consists of a Perforated Drain Pipe in the bottom of a trench. A Trench Liner is sometimes used depending on the Drainage System Design and the type of soil. The Drain Pipe should have a neoprene sock around the Perforated Drain Pipe. This is to ensure that the Drain Pipe does not become clogged. A trench is dug that is slightly wider than the French Drain Pipe that is being used. There are several sizes of French Drain Pipe. Three Inch, Four Inch, and Six Inch are the most common sizes of French drain Pipe. The dirt that is taken out to make the trench is hauled away. It is replaced by some type of small stone or gravel depending on what is desired or available. I prefer crushed 1 inch lime stone. It is the most economical option in my area. Pea Gravel or some other type of small stone can work just as well. The lime-stone or gravel is placed in the trench on top of the perforated Drain Pipe and filled all the way to the surface (ground level). In some cases where the French Drain needs to be deep or is being placed in sandy soil, a special trench liner must be placed in the trench before the perforated Drain Pipe or the Gravel are installed. This helps maintain the integrity of the trench over time. It also increases the cost of the French Drain and the amount of time to install it. I install a trench liner in a French Drain about 20% of the time. Most of the time a liner in not needed.
B. Leave the French Drain as-is, but decorate it with stepping stones or landscaping rocks. Many French Drains are hidden
Since 1993 we have gained a lot of experience addressing drainage problems. Drainage problems can be complicated. The solution is not always clear to the untrained eye. Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair has repaired or overhauled many french drains and drainage systems that were installed by, “weekend warriors, a brother-in-law, or a landscaping company that also installs drains.” They all can install Drainage Systems, Just not very well. We have over 26 years of experience Diagnosing Drainage Problems. This ensures that a Drainage System that we install won’t have Drain Pipes that are too small, or Surface Drains installed where French Drains Should be placed, or Exit Points that allow water to Stand and become stagnant. The above examples are just three of many “Pit – Falls” that our experienced Drainage System Experts can easily avoid.
Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair , — Over 20 years of keeping water away from foundations, Keeping water off of driveways, and Keeping Water from standing on sidewalks every time it rains. Our Drainage Systems utilize: French Drains — 3 inch, 4 inch, and 6 inch
Surface Drains, 4 inch, 6 inch, and 12 inch
Channel Drains, 2 inch, and 4 inch
Sump Pumps 3/4 horse to two horse
Servicing Central Oklahoma including: Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Newcastle, Midwest City, Del City, Moore, Blanchard, Choctaw, and all surrounding areas.
French Drains can be installed by themselves, or as part of a Drainage System that uses other French Drains, Surface Drains, or other Drain combinations. Typically a French Drain is used to protect a broad area that has a lot of standing water. A French Drain might run along side a homes foundation, or beside a driveway, or on any Drainage Project where Sub-Surface water is the primary problem. If water is running toward your home under ground ( through sandy soil), A French Drain is the only Solution for draining away water flowing under ground.
If you live in Oklahoma City and need a French Drain installed in your yard, or along your driveway, or near your foundation, give us a call. If you live in Edmond or Norman and need a Surface Drain installed in the concrete in your sidewalk or driveway, we can help. If you live in Mustang or Yukon and would like to protect your trees or flower beds from standing water with a French Drain, We specializes in just that!