Residential & Commercial Drainage Solutions & Foundation Drainage Solutions - Cracked and Damaged Drain Repair
Adept provides both commercial and residential drainage solutions in Sydney and the Central Coast for owners whose buildings are threatened by a lack of stormwater drainage, runoff or flooding that doesn’t drain away, even rising groundwater.
Poor or non-existent drainage can severely damage the foundations of a building and compromise its structural integrity, so the cause of the inadequate drainage must be identified and repaired immediately. The fix might not only include drain, stormwater or sewer repairs, but also repairs to the foundations or piers.
Impact of poor drainage on foundations
If water isn’t draining correctly from around the buildings, the foundations can be heavily impacted, requiring emergency drain repairs. Clay soil is notorious for having these type of problems where the soil expands and contracts seasonally, expanding in wet weather and contracting in dry weather. This expansion and contraction however, doesn’t act uniformly and it’s this imbalance that can lead to cracking foundations.
Soil can also be eroded by excessive runoff, reducing the stability of the soil and threatening the integrity of the foundations. Even something as simple as blocked guttering can pour water into the ground and cause the foundations to move, as can drainpipes that release onto the ground instead of into the stormwater drainage system.
Signs that the foundations are affected by poor drainage
Rising damp, crumbling plaster, peeling paint, rotting timber, cracking brickwork, sloping or sagging floors, jammed windows and doors, cracked cornices – these are all indications that there is movement in the foundations. The biggest cause of foundation troubles is poor drainage, so it’s vital that drainage repairs are initiated immediately, before the situation worsens.
The Adept team services numerous areas between the Central Coast and Western Sydney, including:
• Bella vista
• Castle Hill
• Hornsby Shire
For more information on drain repair, residential and commercial drainage repair solutions for commercial and residential properties or to request a drain repair quote, call our Expert house underpinning and foundation repair specialist in Sydney on 02 4363 2828 or shoot us an email.