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Backyard Sump Systems Move Water Fast

Low spots in the backyard hold water. If there is no gravity or fall away from the area, that water will usually stand and stay there for days. This invites mosquitos and other insects as well as kill the sod, shrubs and eventually you have a big mud mess.

To solve this problem, a French Drain with catch basins leading to a sump pump, or small lift station, is needed. The water is collected by the French Drain and is piped to the sump basin. Then Sump Pump lifts the water up and can send it to the street or storm.

Todays pumps are not only extremely powerful but they are also efficient! They can move anywhere from 40 to 100 gallons a minute.

The systems works like this….
French Drain is perforated pipe surrounded by gravel. This collects subsurface water.
Catch Basins placed in low spots collect the immediate surface water runoff.
When it rains, the water pooling in the is first collected by the catch basins, then the as the ground water rises, the French drain collects the water. All this water is piped to the Sump. The sump pump lifts the water and send it out to the street.

We install French Drain with catch basins everyday! They work great. Even when collecting huge amounts of water. Here is a video showing a recent install. The amount of water collected here comes from 8 yards and the system works!

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Foundation sealing and waterproofing

Foundation sealing and waterproofing

When water comes up through your floor, or walls are getting wet, the problem is usually poor drainage outside along the foundation of the house.

To correct this problem, a footer pipe is needed.

footer-sealed-gravel-addedFooter Tile or Footer Pipe is perforated pipe surrounded by gravel laid along the footer under your concrete floor. Because the pipes and below grade , a sump pump is usually needed to discharge the water.

We trench along the outside wall to the footer. Next We seal the foundation wall with a liquid rubber compound, and then add perforated pipe surrounded by gravel. This gravel and pipe are wrapped in Geo Fabric ( a filter to help keep sand and dirt out of the system). The footer pipe now needs a discharge.

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If there is fall from the footer to daylight, a trench is dug and solid pipe is laid so the water from the footer can flow away from the area. If there is no fall from the footer to daylight, a sump pit and sump pump is installed with 2″ pipe from the pump to the street or storm or other area away from the house.

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Problems of poor drainage along foundation:
Wet Walls,
Wet Floor,
Tile floors crack,
wood floors buckle,
Interior walls crack,
Exterior block crack,
Sticking door or window,
Foundation cracks and floor settles

Costs to install:
A typical Footer pipe for 1 wall (40 feet long) with sump pump discharge can run $3200.00

Yes this is an expense but well worth the cost to solve major problems that occur with poor drainage and will save 10 of 1000’s compared to foundation and footer repair.

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How to Install Drainage in Yard

Apple Drains has a complete library of Video How To. Free! Its on YouTube.

We have over 11,000,000 views.
Covers all rainwater drainage problems and solutions. Everything from French Drains and Crawl Space – Basement Waterproofing to Driveway Channel Drains, Catch Basin, Sump Pumps and Sump Basins, How and where to install. Even how to dig, how to tunnel a sidewalk, and connect pipe.

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French Drain with Sump Pump, Florida Homes

Most drainage problems in Florida, in areas like Orlando, Melbourne, Daytona, Jacksonville, Ocala, Gainesville and the panhandle come from very level or even below grade yards. During a severe thunderstorm, tropical depression or hurricane, rainfall rates exceed the norm. Water has no place to go. So the yard floods, water enters the house, driveways flood, and the backyard stays wet for days.

A French Drain must have a discharge point that s down hill from the lowest point in the yard. So sometimes (most all the time) a Sump Pump is needed. The Pump is installed in a Sump Basin (pit). It can be 24″ inches deep or more. Now the French Drain and other drains can be discharged (run down hill) to the sump basin. Then a good pump can lift the water up and send it to the street or storm.

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French Drain Cleaning

$277.50 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

Back Yard Sump Pump System.. With French Drain and Catch Baisin

Back Yard Sump Pump System.. With French Drain and Catch Baisin

Sump Basin with Sump Pump installed to remove water coming from the French Drain

Sump Basin with Sump Pump installed to remove water coming from the French Drain

We install French Drain with Sump Pump Systems everyday. It Works!

Back Yard Sump Pump
A good video reference for DIY

Back yard sump pumps are efficient and affordable. a good 1/3 horsepower pump will move 60 to 89 gallons a minute.. (Think of trash can full of water, The pump will empty the trash can in under a minute.) A Good 1/2 horsepower pump will move 80 to 120 gallons per minute! A Good 1 horsepower sump pump can move 120 to 130 gallons per minute!

Of course you can never beat Mother Nature, but you can help keep the water out.

A French drain (perforated pipe surrounded by 3/4 inch gravel) with a couple catch basins, will collect the water from the yard and send it to the sump basin, then the sump pump can lift it up and send out through a 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch PVC pipe to the street or storm.

Dig out to install system

Dig out to install system


Back Yard Sump with Driveway Channel Drain

How far can it pump?
This is called the HEAD. Most 1/3 horsepower pumps can easily push the water 100 to 150 feet, with a lift of 5 feet. Of course the gallons per minute begin to drop so it might only pump 40 to 50 gallons per minute at 5 foot lift and 100 foot discharge. This is still a trash can full of water every minute! Fast!

Here is another good video reference of a backyard sump pump with French drain. This system moves water fast!

How much does a system cost?
Depending on the length of the french drain, the depth of the French drain and length of the 1 1/2 inch PVC discharge from the pump an average cost to install is just under 2800.00. Yes, its an expense but well worth it to solve the flooding issue and help protect y9our home from water damage, mold, wood root, and termites.

Most homes in Florida are built on a concrete slab, and actually need this system more than homes with crawl space or basements. The concrete slab is very porous. As water pressure builds under the slab, it comes up though the slab at the weakest point (usually at the wall where the 1st course of block has been laid. Once a pathway has been established by the water, it will continue to go there even in lighter rains.

Protect your investment. Install a Sump Pump system with foundation and French drains. Direct the downspout drains away and attach them to the sump basin or if you are lucky enough to have fall (downhill grade away from the house) trench these drain lines to the street.

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Protect Your Home from Water Damage, Termites and Mold. Sump Pump Sale

Protect your home from water damage, termites, and mold

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zoellerm53 Zoeller M53 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch or 1 1/4 inch Discharge. $375.00 (Regular $425.00)
liberty257 Liberty 257 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch or 1 1/4 inch Discharge $300.00 (Regular $410.00)
utilitech Utilitech 1/3 Horsepower with 1 1/2 inch or 1 1/4 inch Discharge. $305.00 (Regular $390.00)
Complete Installation – Remove old Pump and install new in your crawl space or basement

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Sump Basin and Sump Pump Installed in crawl space.
Dig out hole for new NDS 24″ depth Sump Basin with Solid Lid cover, Surround basin with gravel for proper drainage, Install new Zoeller M53 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge. Core (drill 2″ hole through brick or block foundation wall. Plumb 1 1/2 inch PVC from pump to outside for proper drain discharge.

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Additional Items you could install in your Crawl Space..
Footer pipe, this is 4″ perforated pipe surrounded by gravel in a trench along the inside perimeter of the crawl space. It helps collect the water as it comes through the foundation wall and flows over to the sump basin where sump pump lifts it up and put through the Core Discharge going through the foundation wall. Footer pipe runs 15 to 20.00 per foot installed. Gravel Perforated pipe systems work the best to move water.

Vapor barrier (moisture barrier) is 6 mil plastic that covers the crawl space floor. We install and pin, cut around piers and corners. It helps keep the moisture out of the floor joist, house and more. It also helps with heating and cooling of your home Vapor barrier runs .60 cents to a 1.00 per foot installed.

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Sump Pump, Dayton – Springfield OH

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M53 (mighty mate)
1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge
New Check Valve included!
$325.00 Installed
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*Pump is – Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower with 1 1/2 inch discharge
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Wet Basement? We Can Help

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Don’t let your basement or crawl space stay wet. Get a new pump!


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*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.
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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 AlsoCrawl 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.


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Downspout Drains

Job Description

Average Cost

Downspout Drain Line
*100 feet* – 4″ PVC # 3000 S &D Pipe
Install New 4″ Solid PVC # 3000 S &D type Pipe with all fittings and downspout adapters. Trench line to proper depth and grage, install new pipe and connect to downspouts. Discharge to Street. Use Pop Up for Discharge at curb. Move excess soil to low spots and grade. Re seed. Includes all Parts and Labor, Locate Underground Utilities $960.00
Downspout Drain Line
*100 feet* – 4″ ADS Corrugated Pipe
Install New 4″ ADS Corrugated type Pipe with all fittings and downspout adapters. Trench line to proper depth and grage, install new pipe and connect to downspouts. Discharge to Street. Use Pop Up for Discharge at curb. Move excess soil to low spots and grade. Re seed. Includes all Parts and Labor, Locate Underground Utilities $790.00
Yard Drains
French Drains – Gravel Drains
Install 100′ feet of 4″ Perforated Pipe, surround (encased) by 3/4 inch stone. Trench Excavate to proper depth and grade. Remove soil, install gravel and perforated pipe, ** Bring gravel to grade for BEST collection of water ** Cover with landscape cloth to help prevent soil infiltration. -Add soil to cover, re seed. Move excess soil to beds and foundation walls to help move water away from foundation. $1260.00
Channel Drains
Driveway Install
Install Channel Drain across driveway in front of double garage doors
Length of Channel Drain is 24 feet.
INSTALL – Cut concrete and hammer out and remove. – Trench Excavate to proper depth, remove debris and soil. – Install new 5″ NDS channel Drains and secure. Back fill and re pour concrete to grade and finish. (does not include the discharge drain line – see above for average costs on drain lines)
$1760.00

* rounded to 100 feet, could have been 80 feet or more –
This is the average length per 1 side of home from back downspout to street.
Coupon may also have been used in this average..

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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 Drain – Channel Drain – Driveway Drain
Cut Concrete, Remove debris, Install new 5″ Channel Drain with grates, Repour concrete, and finish. Discharge to Sump Pump or Gravity to street.

Waterproofing – Basement – Interior and Exterior Walls
Interior Basement Waterproofing – Cut Concrete floor, Remove debris, Install New 4″ Perforated Pipe Surrounded by 3/4 inch washed stone, Drill new weep holes, seal wall, Cover with moisture barrier –
– Install Sump Pit and Sump Pump
Cut floor, remove debris, dig out new sump pit and install new 24″ NDS Sump Pit liner with 4″ inlets

Sump Pit & Sump Pump – Check Valve and Discharge
Install New Sump Pump – Zoeller M53 , 1/3 hp with single pole float switch, New Check Valve, 1 1/12 inch PVC discharge from Pump up and out through Foundation wall, Connect to Downspout Drain on the outside or trench new line to street.

Crawl Space Waterproofing
Trench footer and Remove debris, Install New 4″ Perforated Pipe Surrounded by 3/4 inch washed stone, Drill new weep holes, seal wall, Cover with moisture barrier –
– Install Sump Pit and Sump Pump
Dig out for new Sump Liner , 24″ Depth with Solid Lod Cover,
Install New Sump Pump – Zoeller M53 , 1/3 hp with single pole float switch, New Check Valve, 1 1/12 inch PVC discharge from Pump up and out through Foundation wall, Connect to Downspout Drain on the outside or trench new line to street.

Gutter
Gutter and Downspout Cleaning and Repair. Gutter covers, leag protection, rehang, replace.

Curb Boring, Curb cutting, Concrete cutting.

Storm Drain
Many siaxes of Catch Basins are avaialble from 4″ to 24″ inch Basins.

Drain Pipe – From 3″ tp 18″ Culvert type

We Do Complete Rainwater Drainage. Total System Maintenance

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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 the footer inside the crawl space. As water eneters the crawl space, the footer tile (gravel / perforated pipe) collects the water and drains into the sump pit where the sump pump lifts the water up and out through the foundation wall. From there is usually connects to a Downspout Drain where gravity takes over and allows the water to drain out to the street.

Its the same in a basement. Footer tiles along the perimeter under the floor lead to a sump pit and pump lifts the water up and out of the basement.

Sump Pump Replacement
If your pump has gone bad, it should be replaced quickly. Water causes much damage if let unattended. A typical repalcement cost runs 425.00. It includes a new Zoeller M53, 1/3 horsepower, New Check Valve and all fittings and parts.

Sump Pit and Sump Pump Install
We install Sump Pump with Sump Pit and discharge everyday. We also install the footer tiles which run along the perimter of the crawl space and lead to the sump pit.

Average cost of a new sump pit amd pump installed in the crawl space is 960.00. Add 225 to plumb and core (drill through the brick to install 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe) the foundation wall for the discharge.

We also install the downspout drain or trench the sump pine to the the street. This is a per fot charge to install 4″ pipe and it avearges 10.00 per foot.

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Average cost of drainage from Apple Drains – Data Base 2013, Price may vary.