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  • Installing a French Drain is a project the homeowner could do themselves. All the parts are readily available from Lowes or Home Depot. Just be prepared to do some work. Here is everything you need to install a gravel drain (French Drain) 1st you need the pipe. These are 100 foot rolls of both Soild and Perforated Pipe. This is from Lowes but Home Depot has the same stuff. NOTE – Remember you need Perforated Pipe (has holes in it) that will be surrounded by Gravel for a French Drain. 2nd will be the gravel - How Much Gravel Do...

    Do It Yourself, The French Drain, Everything you need and where to get it.

    Installing a French Drain is a project the homeowner could do themselves. All the parts are readily available from Lowes or Home Depot. Just be prepared to do some work. Here is everything you need to install a gravel drain (French Drain) 1st you need the pipe. These are 100 foot rolls of both Soild and Perforated Pipe. This is from Lowes but Home Depot has the same stuff. NOTE – Remember you need Perforated Pipe (has holes in it) that will be surrounded by Gravel for a French Drain. 2nd will be the gravel - How Much Gravel Do...

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  • Questions and Answers – Beginning in March, 2014, We will be trying out a Live Broadcast to help all the Do It Yourself People around the Country and the World. First off, we’d like to thank YouTube for hosting all of our How To Videos. Yes! Over 2,000,000 Views! (we must be doing something right). And we’d like to thank all the viewers! We try our best to answer all emails and comments. Live Broadcast of Questions and Anwsers as Forum for Rainwater Drainage Issues might seem far fetched, but We Know that Drainage is the most important part of...

    Live Broadcast Schedule

    Questions and Answers – Beginning in March, 2014, We will be trying out a Live Broadcast to help all the Do It Yourself People around the Country and the World. First off, we’d like to thank YouTube for hosting all of our How To Videos. Yes! Over 2,000,000 Views! (we must be doing something right). And we’d like to thank all the viewers! We try our best to answer all emails and comments. Live Broadcast of Questions and Anwsers as Forum for Rainwater Drainage Issues might seem far fetched, but We Know that Drainage is the most important part of...

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  • Drains in the Crawl Space are important to help keep the foundation of your home in tack. Water enters through tiny holes usually between the first course of brick or block and the footer. It then fills the soil and slowly moves upward until the floor of the crawl space is wet or even holding water. Overtime, this water can cause foundation problems. Piers move and settle, Cracks form in in the brick foundation walls, Floors buckle and Doors get stuck. Not to mention Mold forms and Termites find new homes. The first thing we recommend is a Sump Pump....

    Understanding Crawl Space Drainage, Charlotte NC, by Apple Drains

    Drains in the Crawl Space are important to help keep the foundation of your home in tack. Water enters through tiny holes usually between the first course of brick or block and the footer. It then fills the soil and slowly moves upward until the floor of the crawl space is wet or even holding water. Overtime, this water can cause foundation problems. Piers move and settle, Cracks form in in the brick foundation walls, Floors buckle and Doors get stuck. Not to mention Mold forms and Termites find new homes. The first thing we recommend is a Sump Pump....

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  • Note to Charlotte Homeowners – The Downspout Drain is the most Important drain in the Rainwater Drainage System. If we could recommend 1 thing to help keep your Crawl Space Dry, it would be to install Downspout Drains underground from the spouts to the street or strom. When it rains, an average roof of 2000 sq ft, gathers 1160 gallons of water during a 1 ” inch rainfall. Without a downspout drain, this water will end up under your home. Sign Up Online – Estimate or Service Perhaps the most important pipe in the RAINWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM is the Drain...

    Downspout Drain – French Drain, Charlotte NC

    Note to Charlotte Homeowners – The Downspout Drain is the most Important drain in the Rainwater Drainage System. If we could recommend 1 thing to help keep your Crawl Space Dry, it would be to install Downspout Drains underground from the spouts to the street or strom. When it rains, an average roof of 2000 sq ft, gathers 1160 gallons of water during a 1 ” inch rainfall. Without a downspout drain, this water will end up under your home. Sign Up Online – Estimate or Service Perhaps the most important pipe in the RAINWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM is the Drain...

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  • Yes! We Service Datyon and Springfield! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call Or Email to...

    Sump Pump, Dayton – Springfield OH

    Yes! We Service Datyon and Springfield! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call Or Email to...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! Apple Drains – Drainage Contractors – Columbus Ohio Related Articles Waterproofing – Sump Pumps – Footer Tiles – Trenching and Excavating Leaky Basement Problems Waterproofing is Best Done From The Outside. Exterior Waterproofing stops the water from entering the basement. Starting with Exterior Footer Tiles (Perforated pipe surrounded by gravel). These pipes sit at the footer of the building. As ground water rises, it is collected by the footer tiles and carried away to a sump pump or it will discharge to daylight if possible. Next the Foundation wall, cement block or poured concrete is...

    4 Basement Water Problems and How To Fix, Basement Repair

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! Apple Drains – Drainage Contractors – Columbus Ohio Related Articles Waterproofing – Sump Pumps – Footer Tiles – Trenching and Excavating Leaky Basement Problems Waterproofing is Best Done From The Outside. Exterior Waterproofing stops the water from entering the basement. Starting with Exterior Footer Tiles (Perforated pipe surrounded by gravel). These pipes sit at the footer of the building. As ground water rises, it is collected by the footer tiles and carried away to a sump pump or it will discharge to daylight if possible. Next the Foundation wall, cement block or poured concrete is...

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  • Our Most Popular How To Video’s Here at Apple Drains, we admire all the Do It Yourself People around the world. We have hundreds of How to Videos and know they help! Complete List of How Top Videos Here Apple Drains – Watch On YouYube for best viewing Below are the top 8 videos. 1 – French Drain for Do It Yourself Project, By Apple Drains 2 – How a FRENCH WORKS 3 – How To – Basement Waterproofing – DIY – Exterior Wall – Foundation Waterproofing – Seal Wall 4 – How To Install Perforated Pipe, French Drain for...

    Apple Drains – How To Drainage Videos – Do It Yourself and Save

    Our Most Popular How To Video’s Here at Apple Drains, we admire all the Do It Yourself People around the world. We have hundreds of How to Videos and know they help! Complete List of How Top Videos Here Apple Drains – Watch On YouYube for best viewing Below are the top 8 videos. 1 – French Drain for Do It Yourself Project, By Apple Drains 2 – How a FRENCH WORKS 3 – How To – Basement Waterproofing – DIY – Exterior Wall – Foundation Waterproofing – Seal Wall 4 – How To Install Perforated Pipe, French Drain for...

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  • Description of Waterproofing Some of the things we use to waterproof. Please see – Basement Waterproofing for complete How To and Details Sump Pumps A sump pump is the best way to remove water. Its fast, queit and very reliable. We use Zoeller Pumps. Most commonly, Model M53 submersible with a 1/3 Horsepower motor, 1 ½ inch discharge line, and check valve to prevent back flow. To Date, we have not every been back to replace one of these pumps! That’s not to say they last forever, but they do last a long long time! Sump Pits A Sump Pit...

    Waterproofing, Sump Pump, Downspout Drain, Basement

    Description of Waterproofing Some of the things we use to waterproof. Please see – Basement Waterproofing for complete How To and Details Sump Pumps A sump pump is the best way to remove water. Its fast, queit and very reliable. We use Zoeller Pumps. Most commonly, Model M53 submersible with a 1/3 Horsepower motor, 1 ½ inch discharge line, and check valve to prevent back flow. To Date, we have not every been back to replace one of these pumps! That’s not to say they last forever, but they do last a long long time! Sump Pits A Sump Pit...

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  • To install snap on gutter screen, you need only a couple things. Ladder to get up to the gutter on on the roof, Clean Gutters (be sure to blow out the gutter first) Scissors to cut screen. Steps to Install 1 – Lift bottom course of gutters – Be careful not to rip any shingles – This is so the screen will slide easily under the shingle. 2 – Slide screen under shingles – Slide it far enough back to fit into the gutter 3 – Pull screen forward and snap the front of the screen onto the lip of...

    How To Install Snap On Gutter Screen, by Apple Drains Columbus Ohio

    To install snap on gutter screen, you need only a couple things. Ladder to get up to the gutter on on the roof, Clean Gutters (be sure to blow out the gutter first) Scissors to cut screen. Steps to Install 1 – Lift bottom course of gutters – Be careful not to rip any shingles – This is so the screen will slide easily under the shingle. 2 – Slide screen under shingles – Slide it far enough back to fit into the gutter 3 – Pull screen forward and snap the front of the screen onto the lip of...

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  • BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Fixing a wet basement is all about proper drainage. Both inside under the floor and outside at the Footer level. To help understand the outside drainage, let’s get on the same page for terms. FOOTER – this is a concrete slab poured all the way around the perimeter of the home. Usually 8 to 16 wide and 8 to 16 deep. The footer is dug after the site has been excavated. Then a concrete truck pulls up and pours its load into the trench. The workers use shovels to help the concrete flow around the trench untill its...

    Waterproof Your Basement, Columbus Ohio, by Apple Drains Drainage Contractors

    BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Fixing a wet basement is all about proper drainage. Both inside under the floor and outside at the Footer level. To help understand the outside drainage, let’s get on the same page for terms. FOOTER – this is a concrete slab poured all the way around the perimeter of the home. Usually 8 to 16 wide and 8 to 16 deep. The footer is dug after the site has been excavated. Then a concrete truck pulls up and pours its load into the trench. The workers use shovels to help the concrete flow around the trench untill its...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! A wet basement can have several different problems causing water to leak into walls or floor. Water comes through the walls when the block fills with water. Water come through the seem at the floor when the footer tiles are not working or the sump pump cannot remove the water. An overflowing downspout drain or gutters allows water to fall directly on the foundation wall. This problem can be correctled by cleaning the gutters and or cleaning the downspownspout drain. See DOWNSPOUT DRAIN for more info. However, sometimes the problem is more than a block...

    Basement Waterproofing, Footer Tiles, Interior and Exterior

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! A wet basement can have several different problems causing water to leak into walls or floor. Water comes through the walls when the block fills with water. Water come through the seem at the floor when the footer tiles are not working or the sump pump cannot remove the water. An overflowing downspout drain or gutters allows water to fall directly on the foundation wall. This problem can be correctled by cleaning the gutters and or cleaning the downspownspout drain. See DOWNSPOUT DRAIN for more info. However, sometimes the problem is more than a block...

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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...

    Downspout Drain Lines

    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...

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  • Yes! We Install Sump Pumps! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Charlotte NC (704) 309-8880 Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call...

    Wet Basement? We Can Help

    Yes! We Install Sump Pumps! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Charlotte NC (704) 309-8880 Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! Following the steps below will help you determine where the problem is and How To Fix it. 1) Gutters – Are they overflowing? 2) Downspout Drain – Is there a gap between the downspout and the pipe that goes underground? 3) Is the Downspout Drain Clooged? 4) Is your sump pump working? 5) Is the Footer System working? (this is the gravel / perforated pipe that runs under the basement floor and empties into the sump pit) Ok.. Start with Step 1 – Gutters. Look to see if they have been overflowing, especially in the...

    Simple Steps to a Dry Basement

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! Following the steps below will help you determine where the problem is and How To Fix it. 1) Gutters – Are they overflowing? 2) Downspout Drain – Is there a gap between the downspout and the pipe that goes underground? 3) Is the Downspout Drain Clooged? 4) Is your sump pump working? 5) Is the Footer System working? (this is the gravel / perforated pipe that runs under the basement floor and empties into the sump pit) Ok.. Start with Step 1 – Gutters. Look to see if they have been overflowing, especially in the...

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  • Downspout Drain Line, Gutter Drain, Roof Drain. The Downspout Drain is the drain that leads from the bottom of the downspout out to the street. This pipe is the most important pipe in the rainwater drainage system. When it rains, the roof gathers water and the gutters collect it. Then it goes down the downspout to the Downspout Drain Line (sometimes called a drain tile). Schedule Service or Estimate Here Sign Up Online When this pipe is broken or collapsed, ALL the water from the roof ends up in the basement. If you’re home has a sump pump, you may...

    Downspout Drain Problems

    Downspout Drain Line, Gutter Drain, Roof Drain. The Downspout Drain is the drain that leads from the bottom of the downspout out to the street. This pipe is the most important pipe in the rainwater drainage system. When it rains, the roof gathers water and the gutters collect it. Then it goes down the downspout to the Downspout Drain Line (sometimes called a drain tile). Schedule Service or Estimate Here Sign Up Online When this pipe is broken or collapsed, ALL the water from the roof ends up in the basement. If you’re home has a sump pump, you may...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! The number 1 cause of a wet basement is a blocked or broken Downspout Drain Line. This is the pipe that leads from the downspout out to the street. When this pipe is clogged, the water from the roof pours down along your basement wall. It fills up the block and water begins to seep in. Usually in corner where the above downspout drain is blocked. To fix the problem, the outside Drain needs to be cleaned / repaired or replaced. See Average Cost to install a Downspout Drain Line. Se Also – Downspout Drain,...

    Wet Basement, How to Fix

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! The number 1 cause of a wet basement is a blocked or broken Downspout Drain Line. This is the pipe that leads from the downspout out to the street. When this pipe is clogged, the water from the roof pours down along your basement wall. It fills up the block and water begins to seep in. Usually in corner where the above downspout drain is blocked. To fix the problem, the outside Drain needs to be cleaned / repaired or replaced. See Average Cost to install a Downspout Drain Line. Se Also – Downspout Drain,...

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  • Does a Soil Seperator really help a French Drain? The basic idea of fabric around the gravel is to help keep the dirt out of the system. However, the system still only lasts about 15 years. With or Without fabric. Fabric actually slows the water from entering the gravel. It also becomes packed solid with mud and really stops the water from entering the gravel. There are places that fabric could be used, for example, in Florida where the soil is sand. But in a clay soil, fabric makes little difference in the life of the system. Remember how a...

    French Drain, Soil Seperater, Does the landscape fabric really help?

    Does a Soil Seperator really help a French Drain? The basic idea of fabric around the gravel is to help keep the dirt out of the system. However, the system still only lasts about 15 years. With or Without fabric. Fabric actually slows the water from entering the gravel. It also becomes packed solid with mud and really stops the water from entering the gravel. There are places that fabric could be used, for example, in Florida where the soil is sand. But in a clay soil, fabric makes little difference in the life of the system. Remember how a...

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  • Downspout Drains – Yard Drains – French Drains some average costs of installation Coming in December – NEW DATA Based on 2013 Apple Drains Installs. See Also – Crawl Space Average Costs Includes Yard Drains and Channel Drains Data gathered from Apple Drains, Drainage Contractors, Charlotte NC 2013 installs of downspout drains, yard drains, channel drains, french drains, gravel drains, catch basins, storm drains, gutter drains, roof drains. PLEASE NOTE: this only an approximate cost of averages. Your install could be higher or lower depending on the yard, landscape, length, and other factors. We’ll Make it Right The First Time!...

    How Much Does It Cost For Drainage

    Downspout Drains – Yard Drains – French Drains some average costs of installation Coming in December – NEW DATA Based on 2013 Apple Drains Installs. See Also – Crawl Space Average Costs Includes Yard Drains and Channel Drains Data gathered from Apple Drains, Drainage Contractors, Charlotte NC 2013 installs of downspout drains, yard drains, channel drains, french drains, gravel drains, catch basins, storm drains, gutter drains, roof drains. PLEASE NOTE: this only an approximate cost of averages. Your install could be higher or lower depending on the yard, landscape, length, and other factors. We’ll Make it Right The First Time!...

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  • Steps to a Crawl Space Crawl Space Water Problems Problems / Solutions /Costs How Water Enters Your Crawl Space Steps to a Dry Crawl Space Moisture Barrier Install Mold Issues Costs Steps to a DRY CRAWL SPACE Following the guide line below, we are able to collect the water coming into the crawl space and discharge it out and away from the home. The downspout drain is KEY here. It moves more water than any other drain in the system. Without a Downspout Drain Line, The roof water will end up in your cralw space. Simply putting a small piece...

    Crawl Space Water, How To Fix

    Steps to a Crawl Space Crawl Space Water Problems Problems / Solutions /Costs How Water Enters Your Crawl Space Steps to a Dry Crawl Space Moisture Barrier Install Mold Issues Costs Steps to a DRY CRAWL SPACE Following the guide line below, we are able to collect the water coming into the crawl space and discharge it out and away from the home. The downspout drain is KEY here. It moves more water than any other drain in the system. Without a Downspout Drain Line, The roof water will end up in your cralw space. Simply putting a small piece...

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  • Services In Charlotte (704) 309-8880 In Columbus (614) 726-1890 French Drain (gravel / perforated pipe) Catch Basin, Drain Line Downspout Drain – from house to street – Installed , Repaired, Replaced, Clean, Snake, unclog, Cleaning & Repair Drain Tile – Installed, Replaced, Repaired – Footer Tile Basement- Footer Tile Crawl Space – Interior & Exterior Waterproofing Yard Drain – From low spot in yard, Catch Basins, Cleaning, Repair, Installed Sump Pump Sump Pumps Installed, Replaced, Sump Pit Surounded by gravel to promote proper drainage. Solid lid cover, Check Valve to prevent back flow. All Included in Sump Pump Install Trench...

    Service – French Drain, Downspout Drain, Drain Tile, Yard Drain, Sump Pump

    Services In Charlotte (704) 309-8880 In Columbus (614) 726-1890 French Drain (gravel / perforated pipe) Catch Basin, Drain Line Downspout Drain – from house to street – Installed , Repaired, Replaced, Clean, Snake, unclog, Cleaning & Repair Drain Tile – Installed, Replaced, Repaired – Footer Tile Basement- Footer Tile Crawl Space – Interior & Exterior Waterproofing Yard Drain – From low spot in yard, Catch Basins, Cleaning, Repair, Installed Sump Pump Sump Pumps Installed, Replaced, Sump Pit Surounded by gravel to promote proper drainage. Solid lid cover, Check Valve to prevent back flow. All Included in Sump Pump Install Trench...

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WaterProofing and Yard Drains
  • Installing a French Drain is a project the homeowner could do themselves. All the parts are readily available from Lowes or Home Depot. Just be prepared to do some work. Here is everything you need to install a gravel drain (French Drain) 1st you need the pipe. These are 100 foot rolls of both Soild and Perforated Pipe. This is from Lowes but Home Depot has the same stuff. NOTE – Remember you need Perforated Pipe (has holes in it) that will be surrounded by Gravel for a French Drain. 2nd will be the gravel - How Much Gravel Do...

    Do It Yourself, The French Drain, Everything you need and where to get it.

    Installing a French Drain is a project the homeowner could do themselves. All the parts are readily available from Lowes or Home Depot. Just be prepared to do some work. Here is everything you need to install a gravel drain (French Drain) 1st you need the pipe. These are 100 foot rolls of both Soild and Perforated Pipe. This is from Lowes but Home Depot has the same stuff. NOTE – Remember you need Perforated Pipe (has holes in it) that will be surrounded by Gravel for a French Drain. 2nd will be the gravel - How Much Gravel Do...

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  • Questions and Answers – Beginning in March, 2014, We will be trying out a Live Broadcast to help all the Do It Yourself People around the Country and the World. First off, we’d like to thank YouTube for hosting all of our How To Videos. Yes! Over 2,000,000 Views! (we must be doing something right). And we’d like to thank all the viewers! We try our best to answer all emails and comments. Live Broadcast of Questions and Anwsers as Forum for Rainwater Drainage Issues might seem far fetched, but We Know that Drainage is the most important part of...

    Live Broadcast Schedule

    Questions and Answers – Beginning in March, 2014, We will be trying out a Live Broadcast to help all the Do It Yourself People around the Country and the World. First off, we’d like to thank YouTube for hosting all of our How To Videos. Yes! Over 2,000,000 Views! (we must be doing something right). And we’d like to thank all the viewers! We try our best to answer all emails and comments. Live Broadcast of Questions and Anwsers as Forum for Rainwater Drainage Issues might seem far fetched, but We Know that Drainage is the most important part of...

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  • Drains in the Crawl Space are important to help keep the foundation of your home in tack. Water enters through tiny holes usually between the first course of brick or block and the footer. It then fills the soil and slowly moves upward until the floor of the crawl space is wet or even holding water. Overtime, this water can cause foundation problems. Piers move and settle, Cracks form in in the brick foundation walls, Floors buckle and Doors get stuck. Not to mention Mold forms and Termites find new homes. The first thing we recommend is a Sump Pump....

    Understanding Crawl Space Drainage, Charlotte NC, by Apple Drains

    Drains in the Crawl Space are important to help keep the foundation of your home in tack. Water enters through tiny holes usually between the first course of brick or block and the footer. It then fills the soil and slowly moves upward until the floor of the crawl space is wet or even holding water. Overtime, this water can cause foundation problems. Piers move and settle, Cracks form in in the brick foundation walls, Floors buckle and Doors get stuck. Not to mention Mold forms and Termites find new homes. The first thing we recommend is a Sump Pump....

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  • Note to Charlotte Homeowners – The Downspout Drain is the most Important drain in the Rainwater Drainage System. If we could recommend 1 thing to help keep your Crawl Space Dry, it would be to install Downspout Drains underground from the spouts to the street or strom. When it rains, an average roof of 2000 sq ft, gathers 1160 gallons of water during a 1 ” inch rainfall. Without a downspout drain, this water will end up under your home. Sign Up Online – Estimate or Service Perhaps the most important pipe in the RAINWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM is the Drain...

    Downspout Drain – French Drain, Charlotte NC

    Note to Charlotte Homeowners – The Downspout Drain is the most Important drain in the Rainwater Drainage System. If we could recommend 1 thing to help keep your Crawl Space Dry, it would be to install Downspout Drains underground from the spouts to the street or strom. When it rains, an average roof of 2000 sq ft, gathers 1160 gallons of water during a 1 ” inch rainfall. Without a downspout drain, this water will end up under your home. Sign Up Online – Estimate or Service Perhaps the most important pipe in the RAINWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM is the Drain...

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  • Yes! We Service Datyon and Springfield! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call Or Email to...

    Sump Pump, Dayton – Springfield OH

    Yes! We Service Datyon and Springfield! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call Or Email to...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! Apple Drains – Drainage Contractors – Columbus Ohio Related Articles Waterproofing – Sump Pumps – Footer Tiles – Trenching and Excavating Leaky Basement Problems Waterproofing is Best Done From The Outside. Exterior Waterproofing stops the water from entering the basement. Starting with Exterior Footer Tiles (Perforated pipe surrounded by gravel). These pipes sit at the footer of the building. As ground water rises, it is collected by the footer tiles and carried away to a sump pump or it will discharge to daylight if possible. Next the Foundation wall, cement block or poured concrete is...

    4 Basement Water Problems and How To Fix, Basement Repair

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! Apple Drains – Drainage Contractors – Columbus Ohio Related Articles Waterproofing – Sump Pumps – Footer Tiles – Trenching and Excavating Leaky Basement Problems Waterproofing is Best Done From The Outside. Exterior Waterproofing stops the water from entering the basement. Starting with Exterior Footer Tiles (Perforated pipe surrounded by gravel). These pipes sit at the footer of the building. As ground water rises, it is collected by the footer tiles and carried away to a sump pump or it will discharge to daylight if possible. Next the Foundation wall, cement block or poured concrete is...

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  • Our Most Popular How To Video’s Here at Apple Drains, we admire all the Do It Yourself People around the world. We have hundreds of How to Videos and know they help! Complete List of How Top Videos Here Apple Drains – Watch On YouYube for best viewing Below are the top 8 videos. 1 – French Drain for Do It Yourself Project, By Apple Drains 2 – How a FRENCH WORKS 3 – How To – Basement Waterproofing – DIY – Exterior Wall – Foundation Waterproofing – Seal Wall 4 – How To Install Perforated Pipe, French Drain for...

    Apple Drains – How To Drainage Videos – Do It Yourself and Save

    Our Most Popular How To Video’s Here at Apple Drains, we admire all the Do It Yourself People around the world. We have hundreds of How to Videos and know they help! Complete List of How Top Videos Here Apple Drains – Watch On YouYube for best viewing Below are the top 8 videos. 1 – French Drain for Do It Yourself Project, By Apple Drains 2 – How a FRENCH WORKS 3 – How To – Basement Waterproofing – DIY – Exterior Wall – Foundation Waterproofing – Seal Wall 4 – How To Install Perforated Pipe, French Drain for...

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  • Description of Waterproofing Some of the things we use to waterproof. Please see – Basement Waterproofing for complete How To and Details Sump Pumps A sump pump is the best way to remove water. Its fast, queit and very reliable. We use Zoeller Pumps. Most commonly, Model M53 submersible with a 1/3 Horsepower motor, 1 ½ inch discharge line, and check valve to prevent back flow. To Date, we have not every been back to replace one of these pumps! That’s not to say they last forever, but they do last a long long time! Sump Pits A Sump Pit...

    Waterproofing, Sump Pump, Downspout Drain, Basement

    Description of Waterproofing Some of the things we use to waterproof. Please see – Basement Waterproofing for complete How To and Details Sump Pumps A sump pump is the best way to remove water. Its fast, queit and very reliable. We use Zoeller Pumps. Most commonly, Model M53 submersible with a 1/3 Horsepower motor, 1 ½ inch discharge line, and check valve to prevent back flow. To Date, we have not every been back to replace one of these pumps! That’s not to say they last forever, but they do last a long long time! Sump Pits A Sump Pit...

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  • To install snap on gutter screen, you need only a couple things. Ladder to get up to the gutter on on the roof, Clean Gutters (be sure to blow out the gutter first) Scissors to cut screen. Steps to Install 1 – Lift bottom course of gutters – Be careful not to rip any shingles – This is so the screen will slide easily under the shingle. 2 – Slide screen under shingles – Slide it far enough back to fit into the gutter 3 – Pull screen forward and snap the front of the screen onto the lip of...

    How To Install Snap On Gutter Screen, by Apple Drains Columbus Ohio

    To install snap on gutter screen, you need only a couple things. Ladder to get up to the gutter on on the roof, Clean Gutters (be sure to blow out the gutter first) Scissors to cut screen. Steps to Install 1 – Lift bottom course of gutters – Be careful not to rip any shingles – This is so the screen will slide easily under the shingle. 2 – Slide screen under shingles – Slide it far enough back to fit into the gutter 3 – Pull screen forward and snap the front of the screen onto the lip of...

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  • BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Fixing a wet basement is all about proper drainage. Both inside under the floor and outside at the Footer level. To help understand the outside drainage, let’s get on the same page for terms. FOOTER – this is a concrete slab poured all the way around the perimeter of the home. Usually 8 to 16 wide and 8 to 16 deep. The footer is dug after the site has been excavated. Then a concrete truck pulls up and pours its load into the trench. The workers use shovels to help the concrete flow around the trench untill its...

    Waterproof Your Basement, Columbus Ohio, by Apple Drains Drainage Contractors

    BASEMENT WATERPROOFING Fixing a wet basement is all about proper drainage. Both inside under the floor and outside at the Footer level. To help understand the outside drainage, let’s get on the same page for terms. FOOTER – this is a concrete slab poured all the way around the perimeter of the home. Usually 8 to 16 wide and 8 to 16 deep. The footer is dug after the site has been excavated. Then a concrete truck pulls up and pours its load into the trench. The workers use shovels to help the concrete flow around the trench untill its...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! A wet basement can have several different problems causing water to leak into walls or floor. Water comes through the walls when the block fills with water. Water come through the seem at the floor when the footer tiles are not working or the sump pump cannot remove the water. An overflowing downspout drain or gutters allows water to fall directly on the foundation wall. This problem can be correctled by cleaning the gutters and or cleaning the downspownspout drain. See DOWNSPOUT DRAIN for more info. However, sometimes the problem is more than a block...

    Basement Waterproofing, Footer Tiles, Interior and Exterior

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! A wet basement can have several different problems causing water to leak into walls or floor. Water comes through the walls when the block fills with water. Water come through the seem at the floor when the footer tiles are not working or the sump pump cannot remove the water. An overflowing downspout drain or gutters allows water to fall directly on the foundation wall. This problem can be correctled by cleaning the gutters and or cleaning the downspownspout drain. See DOWNSPOUT DRAIN for more info. However, sometimes the problem is more than a block...

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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...

    Downspout Drain Lines

    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...

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  • Yes! We Install Sump Pumps! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Charlotte NC (704) 309-8880 Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call...

    Wet Basement? We Can Help

    Yes! We Install Sump Pumps! Get a New Zoeller Sump Pump M53 (mighty mate) 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge New Check Valve included! $325.00 Installed Call or Email To Schedule Use our Service Sign Up Sheet opens in new window Fastest way to get an Estimate or Service! Charlotte NC (704) 309-8880 Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump! Get A New Sump Pump *Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge *Comes with New Check Valve to Prevent Backflow *All Fittings and Adapters Included. Complete Replacement Call...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! Following the steps below will help you determine where the problem is and How To Fix it. 1) Gutters – Are they overflowing? 2) Downspout Drain – Is there a gap between the downspout and the pipe that goes underground? 3) Is the Downspout Drain Clooged? 4) Is your sump pump working? 5) Is the Footer System working? (this is the gravel / perforated pipe that runs under the basement floor and empties into the sump pit) Ok.. Start with Step 1 – Gutters. Look to see if they have been overflowing, especially in the...

    Simple Steps to a Dry Basement

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! Following the steps below will help you determine where the problem is and How To Fix it. 1) Gutters – Are they overflowing? 2) Downspout Drain – Is there a gap between the downspout and the pipe that goes underground? 3) Is the Downspout Drain Clooged? 4) Is your sump pump working? 5) Is the Footer System working? (this is the gravel / perforated pipe that runs under the basement floor and empties into the sump pit) Ok.. Start with Step 1 – Gutters. Look to see if they have been overflowing, especially in the...

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  • Downspout Drain Line, Gutter Drain, Roof Drain. The Downspout Drain is the drain that leads from the bottom of the downspout out to the street. This pipe is the most important pipe in the rainwater drainage system. When it rains, the roof gathers water and the gutters collect it. Then it goes down the downspout to the Downspout Drain Line (sometimes called a drain tile). Schedule Service or Estimate Here Sign Up Online When this pipe is broken or collapsed, ALL the water from the roof ends up in the basement. If you’re home has a sump pump, you may...

    Downspout Drain Problems

    Downspout Drain Line, Gutter Drain, Roof Drain. The Downspout Drain is the drain that leads from the bottom of the downspout out to the street. This pipe is the most important pipe in the rainwater drainage system. When it rains, the roof gathers water and the gutters collect it. Then it goes down the downspout to the Downspout Drain Line (sometimes called a drain tile). Schedule Service or Estimate Here Sign Up Online When this pipe is broken or collapsed, ALL the water from the roof ends up in the basement. If you’re home has a sump pump, you may...

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  • Wet Basement? We Can Help! The number 1 cause of a wet basement is a blocked or broken Downspout Drain Line. This is the pipe that leads from the downspout out to the street. When this pipe is clogged, the water from the roof pours down along your basement wall. It fills up the block and water begins to seep in. Usually in corner where the above downspout drain is blocked. To fix the problem, the outside Drain needs to be cleaned / repaired or replaced. See Average Cost to install a Downspout Drain Line. Se Also – Downspout Drain,...

    Wet Basement, How to Fix

    Wet Basement? We Can Help! The number 1 cause of a wet basement is a blocked or broken Downspout Drain Line. This is the pipe that leads from the downspout out to the street. When this pipe is clogged, the water from the roof pours down along your basement wall. It fills up the block and water begins to seep in. Usually in corner where the above downspout drain is blocked. To fix the problem, the outside Drain needs to be cleaned / repaired or replaced. See Average Cost to install a Downspout Drain Line. Se Also – Downspout Drain,...

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  • Does a Soil Seperator really help a French Drain? The basic idea of fabric around the gravel is to help keep the dirt out of the system. However, the system still only lasts about 15 years. With or Without fabric. Fabric actually slows the water from entering the gravel. It also becomes packed solid with mud and really stops the water from entering the gravel. There are places that fabric could be used, for example, in Florida where the soil is sand. But in a clay soil, fabric makes little difference in the life of the system. Remember how a...

    French Drain, Soil Seperater, Does the landscape fabric really help?

    Does a Soil Seperator really help a French Drain? The basic idea of fabric around the gravel is to help keep the dirt out of the system. However, the system still only lasts about 15 years. With or Without fabric. Fabric actually slows the water from entering the gravel. It also becomes packed solid with mud and really stops the water from entering the gravel. There are places that fabric could be used, for example, in Florida where the soil is sand. But in a clay soil, fabric makes little difference in the life of the system. Remember how a...

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  • Downspout Drains – Yard Drains – French Drains some average costs of installation Coming in December – NEW DATA Based on 2013 Apple Drains Installs. See Also – Crawl Space Average Costs Includes Yard Drains and Channel Drains Data gathered from Apple Drains, Drainage Contractors, Charlotte NC 2013 installs of downspout drains, yard drains, channel drains, french drains, gravel drains, catch basins, storm drains, gutter drains, roof drains. PLEASE NOTE: this only an approximate cost of averages. Your install could be higher or lower depending on the yard, landscape, length, and other factors. We’ll Make it Right The First Time!...

    How Much Does It Cost For Drainage

    Downspout Drains – Yard Drains – French Drains some average costs of installation Coming in December – NEW DATA Based on 2013 Apple Drains Installs. See Also – Crawl Space Average Costs Includes Yard Drains and Channel Drains Data gathered from Apple Drains, Drainage Contractors, Charlotte NC 2013 installs of downspout drains, yard drains, channel drains, french drains, gravel drains, catch basins, storm drains, gutter drains, roof drains. PLEASE NOTE: this only an approximate cost of averages. Your install could be higher or lower depending on the yard, landscape, length, and other factors. We’ll Make it Right The First Time!...

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  • Steps to a Crawl Space Crawl Space Water Problems Problems / Solutions /Costs How Water Enters Your Crawl Space Steps to a Dry Crawl Space Moisture Barrier Install Mold Issues Costs Steps to a DRY CRAWL SPACE Following the guide line below, we are able to collect the water coming into the crawl space and discharge it out and away from the home. The downspout drain is KEY here. It moves more water than any other drain in the system. Without a Downspout Drain Line, The roof water will end up in your cralw space. Simply putting a small piece...

    Crawl Space Water, How To Fix

    Steps to a Crawl Space Crawl Space Water Problems Problems / Solutions /Costs How Water Enters Your Crawl Space Steps to a Dry Crawl Space Moisture Barrier Install Mold Issues Costs Steps to a DRY CRAWL SPACE Following the guide line below, we are able to collect the water coming into the crawl space and discharge it out and away from the home. The downspout drain is KEY here. It moves more water than any other drain in the system. Without a Downspout Drain Line, The roof water will end up in your cralw space. Simply putting a small piece...

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  • Services In Charlotte (704) 309-8880 In Columbus (614) 726-1890 French Drain (gravel / perforated pipe) Catch Basin, Drain Line Downspout Drain – from house to street – Installed , Repaired, Replaced, Clean, Snake, unclog, Cleaning & Repair Drain Tile – Installed, Replaced, Repaired – Footer Tile Basement- Footer Tile Crawl Space – Interior & Exterior Waterproofing Yard Drain – From low spot in yard, Catch Basins, Cleaning, Repair, Installed Sump Pump Sump Pumps Installed, Replaced, Sump Pit Surounded by gravel to promote proper drainage. Solid lid cover, Check Valve to prevent back flow. All Included in Sump Pump Install Trench...

    Service – French Drain, Downspout Drain, Drain Tile, Yard Drain, Sump Pump

    Services In Charlotte (704) 309-8880 In Columbus (614) 726-1890 French Drain (gravel / perforated pipe) Catch Basin, Drain Line Downspout Drain – from house to street – Installed , Repaired, Replaced, Clean, Snake, unclog, Cleaning & Repair Drain Tile – Installed, Replaced, Repaired – Footer Tile Basement- Footer Tile Crawl Space – Interior & Exterior Waterproofing Yard Drain – From low spot in yard, Catch Basins, Cleaning, Repair, Installed Sump Pump Sump Pumps Installed, Replaced, Sump Pit Surounded by gravel to promote proper drainage. Solid lid cover, Check Valve to prevent back flow. All Included in Sump Pump Install Trench...

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  • Most Crawl Space problems come from no sump pump to remove the water. A typical crawl space may have a discharge point (exit for water) but it is above the footer. This helps when the crawl space floods, but the water must rise up above the floor before it drains. See below for average cost of installation and service of Sump Pump , Sump Pit, Footer Tiles, and Downspout Drain. Sump Pumps sit in a basin 24″ deep. That means they are below the crawl space floor. This allows for the connection of FOOTER TILES (perimeter drains) that run along...

    Sump Pump, Crawl Space – Basement

    Most Crawl Space problems come from no sump pump to remove the water. A typical crawl space may have a discharge point (exit for water) but it is above the footer. This helps when the crawl space floods, but the water must rise up above the floor before it drains. See below for average cost of installation and service of Sump Pump , Sump Pit, Footer Tiles, and Downspout Drain. Sump Pumps sit in a basin 24″ deep. That means they are below the crawl space floor. This allows for the connection of FOOTER TILES (perimeter drains) that run along...

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  • A french drain is used to collect water from low spots in the yard, around the perimeter of a crawl space or basement. Its made of perforated pipe surrounded by 3/4 inch washed stone and works very well to help collect and remove water. Please watch our video on how the system works. It will help you undertstand exactly what a french drain is. Also use our SERVICE SIGN UP SHEET to schedule your estimate or job. Apple Drains Drainage Contractors Charlotte NC (704) 309-8880 We’ll make it right the first time!

    French Drain Charlotte NC, By Apple Drains

    A french drain is used to collect water from low spots in the yard, around the perimeter of a crawl space or basement. Its made of perforated pipe surrounded by 3/4 inch washed stone and works very well to help collect and remove water. Please watch our video on how the system works. It will help you undertstand exactly what a french drain is. Also use our SERVICE SIGN UP SHEET to schedule your estimate or job. Apple Drains Drainage Contractors Charlotte NC (704) 309-8880 We’ll make it right the first time!

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  • Average Rate info for drainage work Please Note – These are average prices. Your job will be different, but this give you some idea of costs. Please use our service sign up sheet to schedule an estimate or service French Drain 4″ Perforated Pipe surrounded by 3/4 inch washed stone. 50 feet = $940.00 Installed 100 feet = $1760 Installed includes all parts and labor. Sump Pump in Crawl Space – - $960 Installed – - Includes Sump Pit, Zoeller M53 1/3 hp Pump, Gravel surrounding pit. Does Not Include Electrical work. Downspout Drain Line 100 feet = 960.00 Installed...

    Average Cost French Drain, Rate Info Apple Drains, Fall 2013

    Average Rate info for drainage work Please Note – These are average prices. Your job will be different, but this give you some idea of costs. Please use our service sign up sheet to schedule an estimate or service French Drain 4″ Perforated Pipe surrounded by 3/4 inch washed stone. 50 feet = $940.00 Installed 100 feet = $1760 Installed includes all parts and labor. Sump Pump in Crawl Space – - $960 Installed – - Includes Sump Pit, Zoeller M53 1/3 hp Pump, Gravel surrounding pit. Does Not Include Electrical work. Downspout Drain Line 100 feet = 960.00 Installed...

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    SOUTHEAST NC, SC, FL, GA, TN, VA 704-309-8880 MIDWEST OH, IN, MI, KY, PA, WV 614-726-1890

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