At DLN Solutions, one of the first things we look for while at your Kansas City home after you've called us about Waterproofing or Foundation Repair services is your downspouts or water discharge points.
Many times, we will find downspouts that look similar to the one pictured...
If your home in Kansas City or surrounding areas has downspouts that resemble this, it's time to get them buried and ran away from your foundation wall!
For our DYI-ers, water discharges MUST be ran at least 10 feet away from your foundation wall!
When you look at the numbers, it's surprising how much water you can collect every time it rains.
Just a half inch of rain falling on a 1,000-square-foot roof will yield 300 gallons of water..
Now imagine that over the course of a year, settling right next to your foundation wall!
Professional Foundation Repair and Waterproofing businesses know that simply installing a sump pump into your home in Kansas City or surrounding areas is not enough..
You must also take the water discharge point at least 10 feet away from your foundation wall!
Failure to do so leads to water simply settling in the soil and making it's way back to your sump pump, forcing it to work twice as hard!