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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 Do It Yourself Job

5 – 4 Common Rainwater Drainage Problems and How To Solve Them, Apple Drains, Drain Contractors

6 – Waterproofing – How to waterproof your foundation

7 – Simple Steps to Installing a French Drain. Simple step by step instructions from Apple Drains

8 – Channel Drain, Driveway Drain, Install

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Downspout Drain Lines

Downspout Drain - Moves all the water out to the street


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.

We CLEAN / REPAIR / INSTALL Drain Tile!

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 vary 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.

GUTTER CLEANING from 65.00 and Get New Screens Installed from $2.00 per foot.

INSTALLING NEW DRAIN TILES

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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Downspout Drain – Clean Repair Install

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Yard Drain Columbus, OH
French Drain Columbus
Gravel Drain Columbus

Simple Steps to a Dry Basement

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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 corners and at the downspout. You can usually see evidence of overflowing gutters eith by a drip line on the ground below the gutter and or by debrisd on the outside of the gutter.

If the gutters are overflowing, they need to be clean.
We also suggest a good gutter screen or guard to keep them free of debris.

Gutter Cleaning is usually done with a Blower. We blow out the debris from the gutter and the downspout. Average cost is 65.00 to 140.00 depending on the slope of the roof. Gutter Screen runs $2 to $3 per foot Installed.

2 – Downspout Drain – Look for a gap between the downspout and the pipe going underground. If there is a gap then it needs attenntion. Also look at the Sump Pump Discharge where it comes out of the house fromn the basement. If there is a gap here, it needs prompt attention.

So what caused the gap? Most of the time its a blogged or broken Downspout Drain going to the street. Or it could be from settling, but more thsan likely, its blocked drain.

To repair gap, the underground pipe at the wall needs to be dug up and replaced from the 1st elbow underground back straight up to the downspout. We call this a Downspout Adaptor Repair. The average cost to repair a Downspout Adpapter runs $40.00 to $65.00. Depends on the pipe , landscaping, depth etc..

3- To Clean the Downspout Drain Line, we use a Sewer Machine with a 3/4 inch Steel Cable that goes in the pipe and removes the roots or mud. However if the underground drain is broked or collapsed, it will need to be dug and replaced. Average cost of cleaning is 127.50 for the 1st line and 50.00 each additional line.

To replace a line from spouts to street can vary, but the average is about 9 to 15 per foot installed. so a 100 feet is 900 to 1500.00 installed.

4 –Sump Pumps– If the Sump Pump is not working, the sump pit may be filled with water. If the pump is able to lift the water from under your floor, bad things can happen – Wet walls, peeling paint, wet floors, floods and even the floor itself cn buckle from the water pressure under the floor. Walls can buckle, Foundation can shift and you can see this can very costly to repair.

To replace a Sump Pump the average cost is 475.00. That includes a new Zoeller M53 – 1/3 Horsepower pump with 1 1/2 inch discharge, and A new Check Valve to prevent back flow and a fittings and pipe.

5 – The Footer Tile Sysem – If the footer tiles are clogged or blocked, very little water gets to the sump pit. The walls start to show wet spots and the floor may also have wet areas. Again as mentioned above. bad things begin to happen when the Footer Sytem is left unattended.

To Replace the footer tiles under the floor, we use a concrete saw to cut the floor along the perimter of the basement. Then we Jack – Hammer out the old concrete and dig up the old Gravel and Perforated Pipe – New Gravel and Perforated pipe is installed, NEw Weep holes in the block below the floor are drilled, covered with plastic and new conrete is re poured.

Average cost to replace Footer Tiles (interior) 40 to 80.00 per foot and that does not include Sheet rock, Baseboard or any other finish materials.

Most of the time we find the Downspout Drain is the problem. That gap between the downspout and the underground drain pipe is most common problem and very inexpensive to fix compared to a new footer system. Even a new Pump is a good investment.

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Downspout Drain Problems

Downspout Drain Line, Gutter Drain, Roof Drain.

The Downspout Drain is the most important drain in the system. Look at how all the drains in the yard, driveway and eben from the crawl space attach to this 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).


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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 hear the pump run and run when the downspout drain has blockage, or you may see water seeping in at acorner or along the floor of the basement. Sometimes there is staining on the basement wall. All of these things mean its time to check the Downspout Drain.

Other problems will be, a seperation in from the downspout to the drain itself. This is usally caused by an overflowing downspout drain when the water cannot drain to the street.

We install, repair and unclog the Dowsnpout Drain. We can make repairs and correct the seperation if needed.

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Columbus Ohio
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Wet Basement, How to Fix

The Downspout Drain is the most important drain in the system. Look at how all the drains in the yard, driveway and even from the crawl space attach to this drain.

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, The Most important drain in your Rainwater Drainage System.

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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The Downspout Drain is the most important drain in the system. Look at how all the drains in the yard, driveway and eben from the crawl space attach to this drain.


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Downspout Drain Columbus Ohio

Downspout Drain Line, Gutter Drain, Roof Drain.

The Downspout Drain is the most important drain in the system. Look at how all the drains in the yard, driveway and eben from the crawl space attach to this 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).


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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 hear the pump run and run when the downspout drain has blockage, or you may see water seeping in at acorner or along the floor of the basement. Sometimes there is staining on the basement wall. All of these things mean its time to check the Downspout Drain.

Other problems will be, a seperation in from the downspout to the drain itself. This is usally caused by an overflowing downspout drain when the water cannot drain to the street.

We install, repair and unclog the Dowsnpout Drain. We can make repairs and correct the seperation if needed.

Apple Drains
Drainage Contractors
Columbus Ohio
614-726-1890

We’ll Make It Right The First Time

French Drain – A French Drain can be used to collect water from a low spot in the yard, along a Basement Wall or Crawl Space wall, even under a driveway or along a retaining wall.

The system works like this;
Water floods up into the bottom of the trench which is filled with gravel. The water then enters the Perforated pipe which has holes pointing down into the gravel. As the water table rises in the trench, the water begins to flow throough the pipe and is carried away.

French Drain Along Side Basement Wall

Catch Basins are added to help collect the Surface water.

1st a trench is dug to the proper depth,
2nd a base of gravel is laid to allow water to flood up into the pipe.
3rd perforated pipe is install with holes pointing down into the gravel.
4th more gravel is added covering the enite pipe.
5th (optional) a soil seperater is used to cover the gravel.
6th backfill the trench and remove the excess soil.

The system will work well to remove water from low spots in the yard. There also need to be a downhill run to carry the water away once it is collected by the gravel and perforated pipe.

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