Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Dads like hard work and relaxing!

Creating excellent drainage in the yard so Dad can enjoy watering the grass and garden beds is what Integrity Drainage Solutions is all about.

We'll find the right solution that may include beautiful retaining walls or dry river beds.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fix Your Drainage!

The best way to prevent major water damage costs for your home: Fix your drainage! 

Improper drainage leads to gradual foundation damage.  You can go for years and barely notice a problem.  Then you reach a tipping point, and foundation damage can be a costly nightmare.

Foundation drainage problems can result from too much moisture.  Standing water around your home, large amounts of water dumped by gutter downspouts, or a negative slope of the area around your home can cause saturated soil, which seeps into, and eventually erodes, your foundation.

Do you see excessive puddling or ponding around your home after a heavy rain?  Do your basement walls dribble water?  Do you have small yet slowly growing cracks in your basement walls?  All of the above questions are warning signs of foundation issues.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Celebrate. Honor. Remember.

On Memorial Day we can celebrate our freedom and remember those who have served, so bravely and selflessly, our wonderful country.

All we can say is we thank you.  We honor you.  We never forget your service and sacrifice.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Solve Your Drainage Issues

Do you notice puddles or standing water that takes too long to drain on your land?  Integrity Drainage Solutions can help solve drainage problems—from minor, nagging standing water issues to major drainage problems. We offer experience as exterior drainage specialists to deliver you cost-effective results.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Creating a Precision Pitch

Efficient use of a drain tile system is an excellent approach to supplement the benefits of proper grading.  A 4" drain tile backfilled with Limestone chips will absorb seepage under the center of a swale or other appropriate areas.  Considering these pipes may freeze in typical Wisconsin winter, they should be used as a secondary drainage solution.

By using precision tools, we ensure 100% accuracy during the design and implementation of an efficient drainage system.  Integrity Drainage Solutions are drainage experts who get it right the first time!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fix a Negative Pitch

Mold and structural foundation damage are problems that may occur in homes with improper drainage.  A negative pitch of the grade provides a direct path for water toward a home while adding harmful hydrostatic pressure and voiding home foundation warranties.  During the winter months, water near a foundation wall can freeze and expand, therefore, providing additional damaging pressure.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Tips for Exterior Drainage

At this time of year, during the Winter thaw and the Spring rains to come, it is very important to check a few items around your home. 
Make sure gutters and downspouts are attached properly to the home.  Tighten any loose gutters and reconnect any unattached downspouts to help keep water away from the house.  It is imperative that gutters and downspouts are clear and free-flowing.

If there is standing water against the home's foundation, eventually it could find its way into your home.  Have a drainage professional re-grade around your home’s foundation.  Creating a positive and lasting pitch away from the home is important.  It is a gradual pitch that an exterior drainage specialist can measure for you.  It is never recommended to landscape around the home’s foundation without a proper pitch and grade.