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Yard Drainage Chicago: Reliable Basement Drainage Solutions Water Solutions. The yard water drainage solutions Chicago trusts are from Reliable Basement's solutions, our solutions will keep your yard free of standing water. Call us today! We can help with ANY yard drainage situation, below are just a few yard water solutions...

  • Bury Gutter Downspouts
  • French Drain Installations
  • Bury Sump Pump Discharges
  • Yard Water Solutions
  • Flooding Yard solutions
  • Drywell Installations
  • Window Well Drainage

home-backyard If excess water is making your yard soggy, or flooding your basement or crawl space, you may need to install a drainage system to help avoid further damage.

Often rain and groundwater accumulate in your yard and cause soil erosion and water damage to your home. This damage can be quite serious if left untreated. Fortunately, Reliable Basement Services is here to install a drainage system for your property and keep you home dry and protected.

Reliable Basement Services are the premiere drainage experts in the Serving Chicago and the Greater Chicagoland Area. We've installed countless drainage systems for your neighbors and are capable of solving even the most complex water accumulation issues.
At Reliable Basement Services, we understand that no two yards are alike. That's why we customize our service to perfectly solve potential problems with your property. Our team of drainage experts will carefully analyze your yard's slope, soil type and proximity to your home and determine the best means to avoid potential flooding and surplus groundwater.

The powerful forces of uncontrolled water can be devastating to property and home. We want to make you, the homeowner, aware that there are effective and time tested solutions to the problems that water can cause. In all cases it is best to solve these problems as soon as possible. We at Reliable Basement Services are experts at analyzing the source of the problem and then creating a remediation plan that will effectively and permanently solve your issues. Protect your investment and call today!


The right soil grade can prevent basement leaks before they start by directing the water flow away from or around the house.The first rule to grading is: the soil should always slope away from your home. It sounds like common sense but foundations are often set too deep in the ground during construction causing marshy ground, wet basements or flooded slabs. Many building code officials respond to this problem by requiring that the top of the foundations or slabs sit at least six inches above the highest point of the soil at any location around the house. Also the ground must fall away from the foundation at least six inches within the first 10 feet around the perimeter of the house. Remember, this is just the minimum requirement. When it comes to residential grading - the more slope the better.

If you have grade problems for an existing house, we can help. We can take a look at the overall lot grading and the layout and where surface water may enter from adjacent properties, and offer you a solution.

French Drain Installation

yard-drainage-diagramFlat yards with no slope are at a disadvantage as the movement of water through the earth is minimal and heavy rainfalls cause pooling, even up to flooding levels. The movement of sub-surface water can be increased by intercepting and diverting its flow through a drainage system embedded in narrow trenches, sometimes called a French drain. A French Drain is a process where we cut an individual slot with a trencher and use a fabric covered rigid drain tile vertically or horizontally to intercept water and divert it to a more desirable location. Many golf courses and farmers use french drains and sub-surface drainage to facilitate water away or to greens, fairways and farms. We install many French Drains to drain standing water in your yard.

drain-tile French drains are a time proven system for diverting excess water. The earliest forms of French Drains were simple ditches, pitched from a high area to a lower one and filled with gravel. Today, specialized drain tiles are designed with perforations or holes to admit water. To prevent clogging gravel is placed around the perimeter of the perforated drain pipe to give water a path to the drain tile as well as filter soil particles. A French drain can be covered over with sod after installation, making them less conspicuous.

infiltration-drain French drains are very effective and time proven. French Drains are often refered to as... blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain or land drain.When installed correctly and applied to correct situations they can handle vast quantities of water for many years. To find out more about French drains and their use at your home.trench covered with gravel or rock that redirects surface and groundwater away from an area. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom ( see images) to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock. French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations. Alternatively, the French drain technique may be used to distribute water, such as a septic drain field at the outlet of a typical septic tank sewage treatment system. French drains are also used behind retaining walls to relieve ground water pressure.

yard-drain-in-a-holeA dry well gives downspout water a place to go if existing grading does not allow for water run off. When installed correctly, the dry surrounded in gravel will allow downspout and sump pump water a place to percolate into the ground away from the foundation of the house. This picture shows a type of dry well before installation. This is used in areas where there is not sufficient pitch to get water away from foundation.





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