Exterior Waterproofing Drainage System with a yard drainage slope in Northern Virginia

Yard Drainage Slope for Exterior Waterproofing

At Basement Masters Waterproofing, we understand the importance of proper yard drainage slopes. The slope of your yard plays a crucial role in your exterior waterproofing efforts. It prevents water from accumulating around the foundation causing erosion, cracks, and ultimately every homeowner’s worst fear, a wet basement. 


Yard Drainage Slope Methods

There are multiple methods used for yard drainage slopes for exterior waterproofing methods. That’s why it’s important to have an expert inspect your home’s current drainage and foundation situation to recommend the best solution for your home. We install a variety of exterior drainage systems which include:

  • Channel Drains
  • Retaining wall repair
  • Downspouts
  • Drainage Ditches
  • Catch Basins
  • Professional Grading

Retaining Wall Repairs

While creating a drainage slope for your yard, this is often a great opportunity to do some retaining wall repairs. Retaining wall repairs work best when all soil surrounding the foundation is removed. Since creating a yard drainage slope involves rearranging the soil around the home, building a new retaining wall for the foundation is easy. If your basement walls are cracked beyond repair, our experts can let you know what the best course of action is for constructing a new foundation retaining wall. 

Benefits of a Yard Drainage Slopes

As a homeowner, you may be wondering what the benefits are of building a yard drainage slope for your Alexandria property. Often times other companies offer a band-aid solution for wet basements called dampproofing. Dampproofing is a temporary fix that will not hold off the massive amounts of groundwater we often experience in Northern Virginia. A yard drainage slope is a long-term wet basement solution that assists with the following: 

  1. Redirects water away from your foundation: When the ground around your home is flat or sloping towards your foundation, rainwater, snowmelt, and other types of water will accumulate around the foundation. In the event of heavy rainfall, this can lead to flooding. When left untreated for long periods, moisture will slowly seep into the basement, causing significant water damage and potential mold growth.
  2. Protects against soil erosion: In Northern Virginia, the soil is constantly shifting due to the heavy amounts of rainfall. Proper yard drainage slopes also help prevent soil erosion around your home. When water accumulates, it can wash away the soil around your foundation, causing structural damage and making it easier for water to enter your basement or crawlspace.
  3. Improves home value: A home with proper yard drainage slopes is more attractive to potential buyers as it reduces the risk of water damage and other problems that can arise from improper drainage.
  4. Prevents costly home repairs: By investing in proper yard drainage slopes, you can prevent costly repairs that come with basement water damage. The cost of repairing water damage can add up quickly, especially if the damage is extensive.

Contact Basement Masters Waterproofing Today! 

When you are looking for a trustworthy source to create a quality yard drainage slope for your home’s exterior waterproofing system, get a fair estimate from the professionals. Basement Masters Waterproofing has over 25 years of experience in the basement waterproofing industry. Contact us today to learn more. 


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