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Preventative Measures to Help Prevent Water Damage

The best way to fight basement leaks and serious foundation damage is to prevent them with an effective drainage system. At Ram Jack, our nationwide network of nearly 400 foundation specialists are well-versed in the many options homeowners have when it comes to installing drainage solutions. We're ready to assess your property and implement reliable, cost-effective options for you and your family.

House infographic: Drainage, poor soil conditions, inferior ground preparation, inferior foundation construction
House info-graphic: Drainage, poor soil conditions, inferior ground preparation, inferior foundation construction.

Additional Drainage Services

When it comes to foundation drainage, Ram Jack is here to help. Ram Jack can help with basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, perimeter drains, grading, soil injection and erosion control.

*Not all locations offer this specialized service.

GeoChannel Drainage System

The Geo Channel drainage system is one of the most innovative and noninvasive drainage systems on the market. The key is it's unwoven fabric that relieves hydrostatic pressure in your yard while still holding the soil in place.

Trench Drain

It's normal for surface water to seep or be tracked into your basement if your basement has outdoor access. The TrenchDrain system is installed at the bottom of exterior stairwells and across thresholds to trap and drain away intruding surface water from outside.

Window Wells Solutions

Basement windows and Egress Windows are a particularly vulnerable location for basement leaks. Window wells are wells installed around these windows to drain incoming rain water and prevent serious leaks from occurring.

Yard Basins

Yard basins, or "catch basins," are basins that are installed in the soil of a homeowner's lawn to collect rainwater and drain it away from the property. This kind of system can greatly reduce the hydrostatic pressure in the soil around your home, making your basement less susceptible to leaks.

Yard Drainage

Yard basins are most effective when used in conjunction with a larger yard drainage system. Our Ram Jack professionals can assess your property and install the proper drainage channels and pipes effectively and with as little disruption to your lawn as possible.

Debris Filters

Debris filters are a critical part of most yard drainage (or underground downspout) systems. With rainwater comes naturally occurring debris that can clog your system and cause leaks in your home. These filters, when properly installed and maintained, can prevent this from happening.

French Drain Installation

French drains use a perforated piping system to drain rain and groundwater away from a property and reduce groundwater pressure. Our foundation repair experts can assess whether or not a French drain is right for your property.

External Drainage

For some properties, the installation of an external drainage system may be the best solution for keeping the basement leak free. These systems connect the property to a nearby storm drain that is situated deeper in the ground than the basement floor.

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