Driveway Pitching Towards House

Old 03-31-14, 07:10 PM
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Driveway Pitching Towards House


I have part of my driveway running into my house which is creating a problem. It is pitched in a way that when it rains heavily I get a lot of water around my foundation causing possible basement flooding and makes my sump pump work harder.

I would like to pitch the water away from my home by mudjucking the middle of the driveway so the water runs off to the sides (grass and bushes) of the driveway.

Other options are installing a channel drain across the driveway and have it daylight down to the street. My concern is I notice the driveway is getting uneven as years go by so I would think this would cause the channel drain to become unleveled.

I already installed a drain by the window well that daylights towards the end of the yard. The gutter is also tied into this drainage system but during heavy rainfall it gets backed up so it's not a viable solution.

Please let me know if there are any other suggestions to fix my drainage issue.
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Old 04-01-14, 03:52 PM
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I'm not sure mud-jacking would help your situation. To be effective, concrete adjacent to the foundation walls needs to be raised. Often that's not possible, if the concrete slabs interlock with the walls because joint filler (or bond breaker) wasn't installed at the time of placement.

Short of removing/replacing vast amounts of concrete, your best solution might be another intercepting drain system, either pitched to daylight at the street, or running to an exterior sump pit. Have a concrete specialty company give you quotes for same, as well as for complete replacement. I suspect the drain system will be both quicker to install and considerably less expensive, and may perform reasonably well.

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