Ayers Basement Systems Case Studies: TrenchDrain Solves Jackson, MI Tri-Level Home's Flooding Problem
Mary was referred to us by her landscaping company to solve the flooding in her tri-level home. Water seemed to be coming from the floor, but in reality it was entering at the top of the slanted driveway.
We installed TrenchDrain at the top of the driveway, near the garage entrance. The grated surface allows water to enter the track and filter to a discharge line we installed, where it outputs into the yard instead of the house.
The recessed design of TrenchDrain allows it to be installed in high traffic areas without being a trip hazard.
While the installation process involves some digging for both the drain system and the discharge line, everything is good as new once it's done - minus your flooded basement.
The lip at the top of the slanted driveway caused flooding into the house.
We dig a trench to install the drainage system while keeping the concrete surface level.
A wider view of the drainage ditch.
The drainage line is extended out into the yard to divert the water away from the house.
TrenchGuard is installed and the surrounding area is filled in with concrete.
The TrenchGuard spans the entire width of the driveway.
A LawnScape outlet allows water to drain into the yard from the buried drainage line without being a tripping hazard.