According to a recent study done by the Concrete Foundation Association, 85% of home structural damage is caused by poor or insufficient drainage. Repairs are often much more costly than preventative measures. Safeguard yourself as a homeowner by staying ahead of the damage and installing proper drainage systems. For more information, head over to our blog

Still not convinced? Water damage to your home can take many forms, and won’t take a flood to come about. Sitting surface water places lateral pressure on foundation walls, which can lead to leaks and mold. Foundation cracks can decrease the integrity of your home, and often lead to costly repairs in the future. Landscaping deteriorates without proper drainage, too. Don’t worry, we’ve got some great solutions to avoid this.

  1. French drain – This solution is great for flat yards. A perforated pipe is installed in a trench, then covered with gravel to allow the water to seep in. This allows the standing water to seep out and away from the house. 
  2. Footing drain – Installing this highly effective system could save you from disaster. The footing drain is a pipe installed around the perimeter of the foundation walls at the same level as the footing. It collects water that could have damaged the footing and drains it away from the foundation walls. 
  3. Gutter drainage system – Though this solution is well-known, don’t dismiss it. Without proper drainage for roof water, your walls could be in trouble. Gutters and downspouts should direct all water off the roof and away from the house, and then into the nearest storm drain or catch basin
  4. Grading drainage – Slope your yard to efficiently drain water away from your house while simultaneously creating a space that’s perfect for children’s outdoor time and family entertainment.

If these solutions sound overwhelming, don’t worry; Y Rock Trucking is here to help. From installing drainage solutions to just supplying the gravel, we’ve got you covered. Visit our website for a free quote today

Y Rock Trucking is one of the most trusted names in construction and material hauling in Polk County, Florida. Based in Dundee, we proudly serve all areas of Polk County, including—but not limited to— Bartow, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Lakeland, Fort Meade, and Lake Alfred. We have fill dirt, rip rap, clay, milled asphalt, crushed concrete, road base, and more! Plus, we offer many services, such as land clearing, grading, leveling, drainage ditches, ponds and canals.