- Unfortunately, we had to hire the Flood Guys after our son's bathtub flooded his bathroom. We called them Saturday night and Ivann was at our place within 90 minutes. He took some measurements with a moisture sensor and infra-red camera and then sent us an estimate. The crew arrived Monday morning for mitigation. First, they put some heaters over the tile in my son's bathroom and a de-humidifier in the kitchen. The next day they came in and removed the sheetrock from the ceiling and insulation and then dried out the area for 2 more days.
I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism and cleanliness. Everything was immaculate every day. They placed an air right barrier around the mitigation space in the kitchen. I hope you don't need to call them but if you do, they will do a great job.
During hard rains water pools up in front of our garage. There's a drainage pipe that goes to the back of the house, but water just pools up there....
4 months ago
Hey Ryan, I had much the same problem with our home when I first moved in. In fact, I probably have the exact same garage picture somewhere. What I would say about the garage drain is that these often get built without the appropriate slope to drive the water into a drain - and those drains almost always need to be cleaned even with a debris screen every year. For your gate area, someone needs to dig a trench, put in a pipe -at the right angle and either drain somewhere where it will naturally go to run off or into the sewer. I rented a ditch digger, dug a trench, bought PVC pipe that I drilled holes into (that was fun) and covered those with screens that I glued on and then covered with very lightweight landscape paper to reduce debris. I can say its a lot easier to do when its not raining. If you want to hire, look up drainage contractors.
Try Wu Construction, they specialize in drainage and foundation work.