When the water starts rising and you need help with your plumbing system, pipes and drains, you can trust the experienced team at Fairytale landscaping and drainage. Based in Nanaimo, providing clients throughout Parksville, Qualicum, Ladysmith, Nanaimo and the surrounding communities with onsite drainage services for residential, commercial and strata's. we offer 24hr emergency service
Ask yourself a few questions, are your perimeter drains clear? when's the last time you thought about them? what could happens if a drain clogs? You really should be checking your perimeter drainage at less once a year.
Moisture problems are notoriously difficult to diagnose. Sometimes the evidence points to a clear culprit. For example, a leak at the joint of the wall and floor commonly indicates problems with the perimeter drain, foundation or slab. Sometimes the evidence is less obvious. A rusty drywall screw or mold growth on baseboards, for example, could be caused by crack in the foundation, or it could simply mean a problem with chronically high interior humidity (a surprisingly common issue in both new and renovated homes).
For these reasons, it’s critical to determine the cause of a problem before you embark on a solution. That’s where a perimeter drain inspection is paramount. Our drainage experts will inspect your perimeter drain (sometimes called a drain tile) with a variety of techniques, including a camera, to see if you have a blockage. We may also dig exterior test holes down to the foundation at various locations to visually confirm the condition of your exterior basement wall and perimeter drain.
If your drain tile is the cause of the water leak, we’ll clearly explain the options available to you, which may include a localized line repair instead of a full-scale perimeter drain replacement. In some cases, it makes more sense to replace the line (for example, if you have an older home with decaying clay tiles, it’s a good preventative measure to bring it up to code).
Clay tile blocked with roots and dirt from the downspout and bush
A drainage inspection is the first step to checking your perimeter drainage. We use video inspection equipment which is a camera that get sent inside if your perimeter drain by accessing your drainage stack, down spouts, driveway drain or back door floor drain. By accessing your perimeter drain this way we can see if there is a blocked drain, broken areas or areas that bring up concern. Drainage stack or stacks some time are the blocked drain. To fix this we do a test dug.
A test dig is where we dig down the drainage stack to the base of your perimeter foundation. By doing a test dug it allows us to do a small inspection on your foundation, check the height of the perimeter drain, foundation sealer, how much rock is around your perimeter drainage. we take all these things in to account and report our findings. We will do another drainage camera inspection to check if there are anymore blocked drain, broken areas or areas. if there are any more clogged drain areas we will do what is know as a flush. There is a lot we can learn just by doing a test dug and the excavation cost less then a full perimeter drainage system.
A flush is where we send our jetter down your perimeter drainage system. By doing this we can more often then not clear the clogged drain. what a flush allows us to do is remove the rocks an debris that is in the blocked drain. If a flush is unable to clear the blocked drain then we move to replacing that line.
Parshall's are where there is a clogged drain in a few areas and we are forced to dug up the are and replace the line. when we dug up your perimeter drainage system we treat your leaking foundation repair all crack. When the foundation repairs have been done we will apply foundation sealer. and proceed to put the yard back together.
we dug up your perimeter drainage system we treat your leaking foundation repair all crack. When the foundation repairs have been done we will apply foundation sealer. and proceed to put the yard back together. All full system replacement get inspected but the city to make sure the your system is up to todays standers.
It is critical to install perimeter drainage systems properly to protect your home from moisture and leaks. We look after every detail to ensure the system is installed correctly and safely, while minimizing the disruption to your home and yard.
Pulling permits, excavating, replacing landscaping and pathways: we take care of the work from start to finish to save you the headache of coordinating multiple contractors.
We are, as far as we know, one of the only Nanaimo company to offer a hand excavation option to protect your landscaping from the damage of excavation machines and Bobcats.
If you’re buying an older home or renovating the basement in one, repairing and waterproofing your foundation might be your best choice. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve brought the home up to modern standards and done everything possible to protect your investment.
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Basements are prone to water damage due to their below-ground position and close proximity to the water table. Water intrusion can lead to various problems, including structural damage, mold growth, and compromised indoor air quality. Understanding the common causes of basement water damage is essential for homeowners and property owners to take proactive measures to prevent such issues.
Improper exterior drainage is one of the leading causes of basement water damage. When rainwater is not effectively directed away from the foundation, it can seep into the basement through cracks, gaps, or porous walls. To prevent this:
Cracks in the foundation walls or floors provide a direct entry point for water. These cracks can be caused by various factors, including settling, hydrostatic pressure, or poor construction. To prevent water intrusion through foundation cracks:
A sump pump is a critical component of basement waterproofing. It helps collect and pump out water that accumulates in the sump pit, preventing it from overflowing and causing water damage. To ensure the effectiveness of your sump pump:
Plumbing leaks or burst pipes in the basement can cause significant water damage. To prevent this:
Without proper interior drainage, water that enters the basement may not be effectively channeled out, leading to water accumulation and damage. To improve interior drainage:
Having basement flooding can be prevented with the help of a professional.