Apple Drains

Special Notice
January 23nd, 2017
Crawl Space and Sump Pumps.

Wet Crawl Space? We Can Help!
Heavy rains are causing many crawl space problems. Flooding and high water is a major concern.

Our team is working as fast as possible to help with all the flooded crawl space.

Please use our Service Sign Up Sheet for faster service.

If you have an emergency where crawl space is full of water, please let us know and we will give you priority on our schedule.

Your estimate will go into our schedule and we will try to get someone out there this week. Please bare with us as we are extremely busy due to recent rains and are working as fast as we can to get all the estimates done.

You don’t need to be home but its always helpful. If you are not home, we will still leave an estimate with proposed drawing of drainage and associated costs on the door or in the mail box. We also post out estimates online and will send you a link when completed. Its a PDF file that you can click and open with all the details of your estimate.

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Concrete Slab Waterproofing

Does the floor get wet every time it rains? Water is coming through the slab at the same wall time and time again?

Most likely, the problem is at the footer where the slab and footer and foundation wall all come together. As ground water rises, pressure build in the sand or clay and is forced through where the foundation wall meets the slab or footer.

To correct this problem, we need to dig down to the footer, seal the foundation wall with liquid rubber, install a footer tile (perforated pipe surrounded by gravel) and discharge the pipe to daylight. If daylight (gravity) is not available, then a sump pump is needed to lift the water up and send it to the street or storm drain.

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French Drain Cleaning

$177.50 1st line and $50.00 each additional
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These pipes need cleaned every 2 to 3 years for proper flow. Helps Your Crawl Space Dry, Your Yard from Flooding and reduces cost of replacement

Call us today and lets take a look at the problem. We’ll write a complete estimate with all associated cost and a drawing of proposed drainage system.

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Yard Drains – Gravel Drains – French Drains

How and why this sytem works!
Its the best way to remove water from your yard.

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Low spots in the yard that tend to hold water are problem areas that need a GRAVEL PERFORATED SYSTEM. The Gravel allows water to leach into the pipe from surrounding areas. The more Pipe and Gravel installed the more water that will percolate into the system.A good Gravel / Perforated Pipe Systems looks like this:

Clay Soils –
Clay Soil Holds Water!
To drain this soil type, we strongly recommend a gravel perforated drainage system.

Looking at the drawing, you can see that water will flow thru the gravel and fill the pipe thru the drain holes. Water will move to the lowest point in the yard. If we place the gravel a little lower than the area that holds water, the water will drain to the system and flow away.

Adding a Catch Basin allows surface water to immediately run off and into the system to be carried away by the pipe. The Catch Basin also allows dirt and debris to settle in the bottom of the basin helping to keep the pipe free of buildup and blockage. 
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How deep do we dig?
Depending on the area and the amount of water to be moved, an avergae depth of this system is about 18 to 24 inches. 4″ perfotated pipe encased in gravel will move lots of water! 6″ pipe encased with gravel moves even more!

Related Costs:
4″ Pipe with gravel will average $20.00 per linear foot installed.
6″ Pipe with gravel will average $26.00 per linear foot installed.

Cost are higher because there is much work to complete.
The soil from the trench has to be completely remove and usually hauled away.
Gravel is then wheel barreled from a truck to the trench
The pipe is installed and more gravel is wheeled from the truck into the trench covering the pipe..
This job is very labor intense.

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Downspout Drains

Roof Drains, Gutter Drains, Drain Tiles, Sump Pump Connection
The Most Important Drain the Rainwater Drainage System.

What is a DRAIN TILE?This is a pipe that leads from the downspouts and sump pump discharge out to the street or storm drain.

The Single Most Important part of your Rainwater Drainage System is the Downpout Drain Line.

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Perhaps the most important pipe in the RAINWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM
is the Drain Tile.

When this pipe becomes blocked or broken, it causes water to back up along your basement wall. The water from your gutters has no place to go except down into the basement. The water from your sump system cannot be discharged and ends up back in your basement.How to dectect a bad drain tile?
Take a garden hose and place it in the drain tile. If water flows to the street, it is functioning.

The drain tile still could have blockage in the pipe. In order to detect roots or other debris, a drain cleaning machine is needed.


Cleaning Costs
The first line we trouble shoot runs $177.50. Each additional line is $50.00
We send a powerful 3/4 steel cable with cutters thru the drain tile and will clean the pipe of roots and debris. If the pipe is broken or collapsed, the machine will help us pin point the area of damage. We can then dig up the pipe and repair.

Repair cost carry by the amount of pipe that needs to be repalced. An Average repair is right around $190.00 and includes 5 feet of pipe, fittings and labor. However many repairs are much more extensive and the costs of repair vs the cost of replacement of the entire line needs to be addressed.


We use 4″ pipe to replace or install Drain Tiles.
We cut the sod, move the excess soil
Tunnel Sidewalks
Bore new Curb Holes
Seal all fittings and pipe
Connect the Downspouts and Sump System

Average cost per foot is $9.00
Average install is just under 900.00
We can Clean – Repair and Install any Drain Tile
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Drain Tiles How to stop water problems and raise the value of your property.
Water is the worlds most destructive force and although man tries to beat Mother Nature, the odds are against us.DOWNSPOUT DRAIN TILES are the single most important part of your rainwater drainage system. Keep these drains in good working order. If you do not have these underground pipes, have them installed. These drains help keep foundations dry, basements dry and help stop water problems before they occur.

Adding underground drain tiles to your home will move water away from your foundation and basement. This is not simply a piece of pipe that runs out on the yard. That is nothing but an eye sore. The water from these extensions simply travels back underground to the foundation. Do it right! Install Underground Drain Tiles from the downspouts to the street. That’s why the city installed Storm Drains in the curb and street.

The Sump pump discharge also connects to the Downspout Drain. If the Downspout Drain is blocked or broken, the sump pump will overflow at the base of the downspout. This water slowly goes back down the wall into the Basement or Crawl Space and the pump keeps trying to take it out.

It is important to clean the Downspout Drain ASAP. This cycle of water along the wall will cause wet walls, wet floors, and foundation damage.

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Underground drains work to move water fast away from the foundation. We install underground drain, underground gutter drain, underground drain pipe, crawl space drain, underground pipes, drain tile, sump pump, gutter, downspout drain line, yard drain, french drain, gravel drain, solid pvc pipe, perofarated pipe, channel drain, catch basin, drive way drain, side walk drain, basement drain, floor drain, sewer line, kitchen drain, bathroom drain and tub drain. Call us for a free estimate!

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Charlotte: Flood Warning – Crawlspace Service: Heavy Rains: 1-23-17

Special Notice January 23nd, 2017 Crawl Space and Sump Pumps. CHARLOTTE NC Wet Crawl Space? We Can Help! Heavy rains are causing many crawl space problems. Flooding and high water is a major concern. Our team is working as fast as possible to help with all the flooded crawl space. Please use our Service Sign …