Why “Cheap” is not Always the Best Option

Why “Cheap” is not Always the Best Option

A recent incident proved once again the strong importance of hiring a reputable foundation contractor to get the job done right the first time. Making sure you are hiring a reputable foundation contractor saves you the additional time and money that goes into having to hire a second contractor to come take a look and fix the problem that the original contractor had created.

"Competitors" WorkA couple years ago, a young couple purchased a 50+ year old home. Due to mold, mildew, and overall wood rot, thanks to the standing water in the crawl space, they had to have a significant amount of structural wood (joists and sub flooring) replaced prior to their purchase of the home. Nichols/Grout Tech was asked to investigate an issue for them inside their home. During this investigation, we had to enter the crawl space. In the crawl space was, lo and behold, standing water on top of the plastic, which is used for crawl space encapsulation. As you can imagine, crawl space encapsulation is a huge selling point when it comes to ensuring that no moisture or water gets in that area of your home, which can cause serious damage to your foundation. We suggested to the homeowners that they have the installer come back and re-seal their plastic since it obviously was NOT sealed. The company’s head Project Manager ended up coming to their home to perform the visit. He stated there wasn’t anything wrong and the system was functioning as normal… Considering the sump pump was installed under the plastic, we knew that was not the case. The Santa Fe dehumidifier was running practically 24/7, dramatically increasing the homeowner’s power bills. But, the system was functioning correctly? I think not. That’s $7,500 the homeowners paid for something that wasn’t capable of doing what it was supposed to do. Just another reason why we use the following quotes:

Reasons to Hire a Reputable Foundation Contractor“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

For this particular job, we would have suggested cross ventilation systems, such as the ATMOX system, prior to a product that has consistently been proven to not work, or cause other problems. If you ever have any questions, doubts, or are in need of clarification when it comes to the foundation of your home, give Nichols/Grout Tech a call. We are a foundation contractor you can trust and will be happy to help with any questions or problems that arise!

Is there a Big Need for Waterproofing in Huntsville, AL?

Is Waterproofing in Huntsville, Alabama Homes Necessary?


With the rising flood warnings this week in Huntsville, Alabama, home flooding is no doubt on the minds of all the local homeowners. The flood warnings this week and rain in the forecast next week mean that Alabama homes are in for another good soaking. Recent rains in Alabama have already saturated the soil around many homes. This next bought of rain will surely determine whether or not your Huntsville, AL home can keep water out.

Hurricanes and Storms in Alabama

Flooding in Huntsville, ALThe months from November to May are usually the wettest out of the year for the Huntsville area. It is not uncommon for this area to see thunderstorms that bring large amounts of rain. And while Huntsville is not directly on the coast, it often gets the aftereffects of hurricanes and tropical storms – more rain.

This means that wet weather is not uncommon in the Huntsville part of Alabama. Because of the frequent thunderstorms and precipitation from tropical storms, it is essential to make sure that your Huntsville home has adequate waterproofing. If you live in this area, the projected flooding this week and continued forecasts of rain make waterproofing in Huntsville, AL very important.

Necessary Solutions for Waterproofing in Huntsville, Alabama Homes

Waterproofing in Huntsville, ALNichols/Grout Tech offer high-quality waterproofing options to protect your Huntsville home from flooding and other kinds of water damage. Some of the different types of waterproofing systems that we specialize in include the following:

  • Surface Drainage: This is a service that can redirect water away from your home before it soaks into the soil. This keeps it from coming in contact with the concrete of your foundation. Surface drainage techniques include gutters, downspout extensions, and grading of the yard around the home.
  • Exterior Drainage: This is a drainage system that is buried underground and prevents water that soaks into the soil from entering your home. Underground pipes and sheet drains help redirect water under the surface away from your basement or crawlspace.
  • Interior Drainage: This system is installed inside the home and helps remove water if it does make its way inside. The system uses drain pipes and channels to collect water and works with the sump pump system to remove the water.
  • Sump Pumps: As water enters the home and is collected into the sump pit, it is pumped out and away by the sump pump.

All of these methods can help waterproof your home ad prevent flooding in your home. The severe storms and frequent heavy rains in Alabama make it very important that you find the best waterproofing options for your Huntsville, AL home.

Chronic Wet Basement? Flood Proof with Nichols/GroutTech

Chronic Wet Basement Waterproofing from Grout Tech

Alabama is no stranger to harsh storms and heavy rains. For this reason, many homes in the area may suffer from chronic dampness and puddles in the basement or crawlspace. However, the wetness in your basement is not always the result of weather alone. Even in times when precipitation is at normal levels, many homeowners suffer from wet basements.

What causes damp and wet basements in Alabama homes?

In many cases, it is actually poor drainage systems or foundation problems that cause basement water problems. Your wet basement could be caused by foundation cracks, poor exterior drainage, faulty interior drainage, saturated soil, or blocked gutters.

It is vital to the health of your family and your home that you have your wet basement fixed right away. If you neglect the dampness in your basement, it could lead to:

  • Mold and Mildew Growth: Chronic Wet Basements ALMold and mildew spores often causes respiratory and other health issues.
  • High Humidity: This can bring on allergies and asthma attacks and warp wooden furniture.
  • Water Puddles: Pooling water can deteriorate concrete and weaken the foundation of your home.
  • Water Damage: Water in the basement can damage possessions stored there and can also damage the structure of your home.
  • Wet Insulation: Water seepage and wet basements can also cause the insulation in your basement walls to become soaked.

These are only a few of the problems that can be caused by wet basements. Fortunately, they can all be repaired with waterproofing and prevention techniques from Grout Tech.

How to Fix a Chronic Wet Basement with Grout Tech

Solutions for Wet Basements in AlabamaThe first method is to utilize surface drainage systems. Make sure that your gutters are cleaned out and that your downspout extensions drain away from the house. Check the grading (the slope of the yard) around your home as well. If the land around the home does not slope away from the foundation, water will pool near the concrete and collect in the basement, causing a wet basement.

Proper drainage systems are the next step in protecting your home from basement water. Exterior drainage including buried drainpipes can help keep groundwater away from your foundation. Interior drainage systems such as a sump pit ad sump pit can also reduce basement water. The sump pit collects basement water and the sump pit removes it from the home.

Another important component in basement water prevention is your plumbing. Make sure there are no plumbing leaks in your home. Backwater valves are a good addition to your sewage and even sump pump systems. These valves keep water that is being pumped out from flowing back into the home.

Also important if you experience regular basement water is flood insurance. If your home is prone to flooding, it is important to make sure your home is properly insured. Most homeowners insurance does not include flood insurance, so if this is something that you want, you must check into this yourself.

Nichols/Grout Tech specializes in basement waterproofing techniques of all kinds. If you have a wet basement in Alabama, call us today. We even offer free quotes!

Common Signs of Building Foundation Problems in Birmingham, Alabama

Common Problems to Look for in Birmingham Homes and Businesses

Foundation failure is a problem that grows exponentially with time. The longer you wait to get repairs the more expensive, time-consuming, and complex the repairs become. The best way to avoid costly repairs is to get smaller repairs as soon as you notice a problem. Keeping an eye out for common foundation problems at all times will help you keep your home protected from foundation failure. There are three signs that are the most common beginnings of foundation failure.Foundation Problems in Birmingham, Alabama

The first common sign of foundation problems is cracked or crumbling foundations. Obviously, when looking for foundation issues, the best way to start is to begin with the foundation itself. Look for cracks, separating walls and seems, crumbling or flaking concrete, sloping floors, and moisture–including water stains, pools of water, and humid air. Inspect both the inside and outside of the foundation.

The second sign is water damage and soil shifting. Improper drainage is the leading cause of foundation failure. When the moisture gets trapped in or around your foundation, it can lead to a variety of problems. Check for moisture around the home, especially around the basement. If there are existing cracks, water may leak into the basement. Water stains, mold and mildew, rotting wood, and seepage are all things you can check for.

The third sign is sagging floors and warped ceilings. Check for floors that slope or are uneven, sticking doors and windows, exposed gaps, and separating walls. These signs can be relatively easy to spot since they are affecting things you use and see almost every day. You can use tennis balls to check the level of the flooring. It should stay still or barely roll. If it rolls to one side of the room or the other, you may have the beginnings of foundation failure.

Foundation Inspections and Repairs: Early and Often

Check your Birmingham home or business for these signs of foundation failure often. If you are not confident about checking for yourself, we can inspect your home for damage. Nichols/Grout Tech offers both residential and commercial foundation repair services in Birmingham, Alabama. Catching these signs early will help you keep your home or business safe from serious foundation failure. Contact us today to learn more about our foundation repair and waterproofing services. Our service area covers seven states, including Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Give us a call today!


Value: Food for Thought

When it Comes to Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, Cheap isn’t Always Best

We bid jobs often for foundation repairs, waterproofing, grouting, concrete repair and more. Sometimes Nichols / Grout Tech will be the lowest bid, but not always. This is because we will never sacrifice quality for price. Quality of work should always be the priority, and although Nichols / Grout Tech aims to offer the best pricing, we also aim to do the best work with the best products available on the market today. Be believe that is the best way to do business, and the best way to serve our customers well. Your home or your business, we get that it is your biggest investment, and therefore compromises cannot be made.

So, for today, we would like to share some food for thought. Remember, when it comes to your home or your business, cheapest and fastest isn’t always the best:

Author Unknown

“There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot do a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are that man’s lawful prey.”

VALUEvalue for foundation repair & waterproofing in Alabama
1819-1900 (English Writer)

“It’s unwise to pay too much but it’s unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot. It can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it’s well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better!”

So if quality is what you seek, as well as value, call Nichols / Grout Tech today. We look forward to give you exactly what you deserve – our best work!

Internal Drainage Information

Internal Drainage Systems: Different than Waterproofing Systems

There are systems which manage the water once it has entered into a crawlspace or basement (home). Sometimes these systems are incorrectly referred to, or sold as, waterproofing systems. Generally, the system will have a series of drains and/or pipe located in the interior space and placed adjacent the foundation wall. More often than not the drain pipe will flow to a sump pump, which in turn pumps the water collected out of crawlspace or basement and into the yard. These systems are sometimes required due to limited accessibility of a site, or sites which do not have terrain that would support an exterior drainage correction. The percentage of homes requiring such systems, though, is quite low. In our opinion, such systems have major flaws when used improperly. In the next series of posts, we will explore the pros and cons of these systems.

The Pros and Cons of Internal Drainage Systems

1) They do not aid in prevention of the excess water entering the home; exactly the internal drainage Alabamaopposite occurs. These systems invite the water to flow under the footing and usually create a path of least resistance. After several years, foundation failure may occur in the direct vicinity of the drains, as water will take the path of that least resistance, flowing under and undermining the footing.

2) Block is porous and, to a lesser extent, so is concrete. By allowing the water to continue to flow against the exterior wall continued damage of the block and concrete footer(s) is still occurring! But, now that such damage is “out of sight” it likely won’t be detected for many years. Typically, once the damage is detected, it is by failure of the foundation or foundation walls.

3) For these internal systems to function correctly, especially in crawlspaces, water must build up in the pipe before flow to the sump pump occurs. This means that sometimes the water never makes it to the pump. So, the water is, again, sitting in the crawl space.

4) Internal french drainage systems typically require a great deal of water to build up in the drainage ditch, and then into the drain pipe, before it begins functioning. As discussed previously, this means that the water never actually exits your basement or crawlspace. The photo to the right shows a cutoff french drain system. As you can see, unless water migrates into the pipe from above, it would take approximately 5 inches of water to build up in the ditch and then enter the pipe. While this drainage system is fine for outdoors, and typically solves the majority of exterior water issues, you can plainly see that the ditch will continue to hold water, which remains in your crawlspace or basement.

5) All sump pump housings (a.k.a. basin, pit, or even drywell) must have a few to several gallons of water in them prior to the pump switching on. If the pump doesn’t switch on, the water sits in the collection cistern where the pump is located, which is, again, in/under your home.

6) All sump pumps fail. While many sump pumps have good warranties, this does not mean they will not fail. And, when do they fail? When you need them to be working! Many times this is when a power failure occurs. Most installers, including GROUT TECH, offer systems with redundant pumps (2 pumps in one housing) so that a second pump will kick in should the first fail. We also offer systems with battery backups should power failure occur. Naturally, these system get more expensive as you add options.

7) YOU are responsible for maintenance of the system, and checking monthly to determine if it is functioning. In most crawlspaces, accessibility to the pump is difficult. At the least, entering crawlspaces is not a pleasant task. Once a sump pump system is installed, though, it will be your responsibility to maintain it. Or the installing company will check it monthly for a fee. Failure of the pump due to lack of proper maintenance typically voids any warranties issued.

8) The upside of these systems is they are usually less expensive than actual corrections to the problem(s). Also, as we stated earlier, there are times when one will have to employ such systems due to the terrain around the home. Those are the only “pros” we can think of for these systems.

As a result of the above factors, GROUT TECH considers all available options for helping to cease or deter the water on the exterior of homes. Many options are available. On and directly adjacent the home you have exterior waterproofing and new drainage being installed (photos here). Away from the home you can simply improve the exterior drainage. Whatever option you choose, keep in mind that your primary goal should be to keep water from getting to your home. No matter what you choose to do to manage the water after it enters your basement or crawl space, and no matter what type of material is used to cover the ground or basement floor and walls so that you cannot see it, damage is still occurring to your home. The old adage, “Out of sight; out of mind,” completely applies in these situations because you don’t see the damage anymore, you naturally do not think it is occurring…until structural issues develop.

Landscaping Drainage 101

Landscaping and Exterior Drainage for Your Birmingham, Alabama Home

Why You Have Water in Your Alabama Yard

Surface Drainage Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham and all of Alabama have significantly higher average rainfall than the rest of the United States, so water buildup can be a prolific problem for Birmingham homeowners and something that many homeowners will experience at least one. A variety of factors and contribute to water buildup in yards, but a few of the most common include:

Heavy rainfall: When an area of land endures substantial rainfall, the ground becomes heavily saturated and is unable to absorb any more water. Because the water cannot be absorbed further, it collects and pools in the yard.

Septic System Failure: Septic systems are designed to collect liquid waste from inside the home and redirect it. When these systems fail, waste can back up into your home or backyard, depositing large quantities of standing water.

Sloping property: Homeowners with low lying properties often experience extended water buildup as water from nearby properties with higher elevation spills down into their yard.

Gutter Exits: If you notice water collecting near your downspout exits, it is likely because the ground is sloped toward your house as opposed to away from it.

Not only does water buildup in your Alabama yard make it unpleasant to walk on, but it can also cause serious problems for your home and foundation. As we discussed earlier, pooling water means that the soil has been fully saturated and cannot absorb additional moisture. Heavy saturation greatly increases the soil’s hydrostatic pressure, so the soil will begin to push against the floor of your foundation, allowing water to permeate inside. When water infiltrates the home, it often manifests itself in a musty odor, mold and mildew, rotting of wood structures, and even the destruction of the floor and drywall. If left undetected or untreated, you could be facing expensive and time consuming repairs.

Landscape Drainage and Other Exterior Drainage and Waterproofing Solutions for Your Birmingham, Alabama Home

yard drainage AlabamaFortunately, you can nip water problems in the bud and prevent further complications by enlisting the help of Grout Tech, the foundation repair and water management experts in the Birmingham, Alabama area. We can work with you to determine and execute the best course of action in addressing the problem of water buildup in your backyard.
A few of the most common and effective solutions:

Surface Drainage System: This includes properly placed gutters, grading around the house, and drain pipe systems surrounding the foundation and is used to prevent water from pooling around the foundation.

Interior Drainage System: This method is used to redirect water that has seeped inside the house to the outside. If you have a basement, we can install a reliable and high quality basin or battery backup sump pump and ensure that it is properly directing water away from your home into a location that will not cause buildup.

Full Waterproofing: Proper waterproofing necessitates excavation so that all potential issues can be exposed and addressed individually. We begin the process by cleaning the foundation walls and spraying or rolling on a polymer waterproofing product. After this has dried, the coating will be masked with a dimple board product to enable improved downward water flow. We will then install an appropriately sloped drain pipe system to eradicate any future problems with pooling water.

Proper waterproofing is an extensive process that will pay dividends with respect to the elimination of water buildup. If you are experiencing water buildup in your Birmingham, Alabama backyard, do not wait until your foundation becomes affected too. Be proactive and call the Alabama foundation repair and water management experts at Nichols/Grout Tech today!

Nichols/Grout Tech: Your Waterproofing Contractor for Alabama

Nichols/Grout Tech Waterproofing Contractors in Alabama

Waterproofing Contractors in the Mobile, AL area from Nichols/Grout Tech

Basement water is a problem for homeowners not only in Alabama, but throughout the country. Before you attempt to fix the problem yourself, you need to know what is causing it and what the best solution is. Often, water issues in the basement are the result of a foundation problem or lack of proper drainage around the house. This is why it is important to have your home examined by a professional for any signs of a basement water issue or foundation problem. The waterproofing contractors from Nichols/Grout Tech of Alabama can help you do just that.

Some common signs of a surface water problem include water pooling in the yard, or a leaky basement. If you are dealing with excess groundwater around your home, you may see mold growth or high humidity in your basement, and you may notice water seepage through the concrete walls. Drainage problems can also lead to basement moisture – signs of this issue include water in the basement or water stains on the floor and walls. No matter what the issue is, the team at Nichols/Grout Tech can find the right solution to get your home back to normal.

Waterproofing Services from Nichols/Grout Tech for Your Alabama Home

Fortunately, there is a way to take car of all of the basement water issues in your home. The team at Nichols/Grout Tech offers several different basement waterproofing techniques to get your home back to normal in no time. The waterproofing solutions that we can provide for your home are:

  • Surface Drainage: This can help to reduce water pooling in your yard so that it does not have a chance to seep into the basement. Surface drainage systems usually include gutters, downspouts, grading around the home, and a variety of drywells and catch basins in the yard.
  • Exterior Drainage: This system consists mainly of a waterproof membrane around the foundation that serves to lock out moisture, To prevent water buildup, a drainage board is placed over the membrane to help water flow downward to be collected by drain pipes.
  • Interior Drainage: Inside the home, it may be necessary to have drain pipes and channels that collect any water from leaks or seepage and carry it to the sump pump system, which removes it from the home.
  • Sump Pump Systems: The sump pit is where water from the interior drainage system is stored until the sump pump is turned on to actively remove the water from the basement.
  • Battery Back-up Sump Pumps: If your main sump pump does not cut it, you may want to have a back-up sump pump installed. This will also help the system keep running in the case of a power outage.

These are some of the services that we provide for home and business owners in the state of Alabama and nearby locations. To determine which one of these services is right for your home or business, look for common problems defined above and contact one of our professionals. Our service area includes the cities:

Call us today to learn more about hiring Nichols/Grout Tech’s professional waterproofing contractors to take care of the moisture problem in your basement!

Spring Severe Weather Threatens Birmingham, AL Foundations

High Winds and Wet Weather can affect your Birmingham, Alabama Home

The severe storms that have occurred across the state of Alabama over the past month has had a big effect on many homes and businesses. The constant downpours and high winds can really take a toll on a home’s foundation. All this wet weather can mean big problems for your home. Heavy rains cause a large burden on your downspouts and gutters. Large amounts of water may splash over the sides of gutters and onto the ground directly next to your foundation, making basement flooding more likely. Downspouts can also become overrun with torrents of rain, releasing gallons of water into the soil outside your foundation.

With heavy rains, there is often too much water falling on the ground for the soil to soak it all up. This can lead to standing puddles of water in your yard and around your home’s outside walls. Eventually, that standing water will begin to soak through the soil and into any cracks or gaps your home might have. These cracks and gaps are usually caused by a shifting foundation and can allow unwanted water and pests into your home. The cracks can cause both your basement and your crawlspace to fill with water.

When a basement or crawlspace gets wet, the entire house is affected. Aside from the expected property damage and water stains, many problems stem from a wet basement or crawlspace, such as:

  • Weakened floorboards: High moisture content can affect the ceiling above it, weakening floorboards and possibly rotting the wood.
  • Mold growth: Mold thrives in dark, damp places like your crawlspace. The longer the water sits, the more likely mold growth is to occur. Mold is a hazardous substance that can cause rashes or breathing problems, especially in those with asthma or allergies. The longer a family is subjected to mold, the more severe the effects can be.
  • Worsened cracks: With water constantly eating away at cracks, the cracks will widen and the problem will get even worse.
  • Increased humidity throughout the home: The humidity levels in your home can easily change if there is a lot of excess moisture coming into the air through the basement or crawlspace. Increased humidity can make doors and windows stick, and it can make daily life very unpleasant.

Proper precautions must be taken to prevent water damage in your Alabama home or business. This is why Grout Tech offers basement waterproofing in Birmingham Alabama. Don’t let spring showers ruin your day or your home. Trust Grout Tech to waterproof your home.

Solutions for Wet Basements and Crawlspaces in Birmingham, AL

So what are the options for basement waterproofing in Birmingham? Is it even worth the investment? Grout Tech prides itself on quality customer service and fair pricing, so we offer a large variety of basement waterproofing options at a variety of prices, all designed to provide the best repairs for you and your home. You don’t have to wait until your home is flooded by spring showers. Preventative waterproofing options are also available, because you can never be sure when your basement may flood.

Grout Tech utilizes high quality ECP brand products in all basement waterproofing jobs. Our services include

  • Sump pump installation: The sump pumps used by Grout Tech have special float systems that tell the sump pump when to turn on and off. This means that you won’t waste electricity as you pump water out of your home. ECP sump pumps can pump up to 5,000 gallons of water per hour out of your home. Sump pumps are great to prevent flooding and come with a battery backup in case power is lost in the home.
  • Interior drainage system installation: These systems are buried beneath your slab and are used to control water in the home. Because they are hidden beneath concrete, it is important to have them installed correctly by a professional. Interior drainage systems remove excess water from beneath your foundation so the moisture does not make its way through the home.
  • Exterior drainage system installation: These systems pipe water from the home, either to the yard or to an installed sump pit. Exterior drainage systems are helpful when large amounts of water have previously entered your home, or your foundation walls were not correctly waterproofed upon construction.
  • Crawlspace encapsulation: Crawlspace encapsulation involves installing a vapor barrier on all the surfaces within your crawlspace. Vapor barriers provide a waterproof seal to prevent water or moisture from entering the area.
  • Crack injections: Crack injections, usually made of epoxy or polyurethane, are used to fill the cracks that may be allowing water in the home. This is often used in conjunction with vapor barriers or an exterior drainage system.

If you are in need of basement waterproofing in Birmingham, trust the professionals at Grout Tech to keep your home dry. Contact us today for more information. 


Landscape Drainage in Alabama

Grout Tech Offers Solutions for Landscape Drainage in Alabama Landscape Drainage Alabama

Many people take a lot of pride in their Alabama yards. Whether it be in Birmingham, at a historic old home surrounded by a beautiful yard, or a Montgomery home that is new construction, that has just had beautiful landscaping put in, keeping that yard looking beautiful can be a huge task. There is something that Grout Tech can do to help. We offer landscaping drainage, or exterior drainage as part of our basement waterproofing solutions for our service area, including all of Alabama, the Florida Panhandle, Southwest Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Keep Your Yard Looking Great with Alabama Landscaping Drainage

Landscape Drainage Alabama

One thing you will find if you have new construction is that contractors will use “damp proofing” methods, which aren’t nearly as good as waterproofing. There is a big difference. One big thing Grout Tech can help you do is install a drainage system that can work in conjunction with sump pumps and interior drainage. We can install a drain pipe system that will ensure the flow of water will find the path of least resistance, out to the street, and away from your yard and your foundation. A wet foundation likely means a wet basement, and that is something you definitely do not want.

We can install proper drains, gutters, downspouts to keep rain runoff away from your yard and foundation as well. This is huge step in making sure your yard is protected from excess rain and water. We can also help you with rain collection. This is a huge deal. If you like to water your yard, but hate to pay extra for it, you can utilize collected rain water to keep your yard looking great. We can assist with a collection basin to collect rain water. This is just an extra landscaping drainage step that can really be a benefit to your Alabama home.

Landscape Drainage in Alabama

Rainwater needs to be carried through a solid drainpipe to a dry well. These used to be metal barrels, but they would rust out. Today we have recycled plastic dry wells that are easy to handle and work efficiently to resolve many drainage problems. We can also handle the sump pump drainage to make sure that it works into your landscaping drainage system so that there is no back up into the sump pump in your home. Most importantly, we will make sure your surface drainage is all setup properly. Without proper surface drainage the rest of your system isn’t going to do what it needs to do.

Every yard is completely different. It is as different as the landscaping is from one yard to the next. What we can do at Grout Tech is take stock of what challenges your yard and foundation might present, and come up with a landscaping drainage plan that fits your needs. If you want, we can also setup a complete basement waterproofing solution for your home. You won’t experience water in your basement or crawlspace, and with our exterior drainage and landscaping drainage, your yard will be beautiful too. So call the team at Grout Tech and let us help you protect your home and keep it looking beautiful!