Storm Water Management
Wet Scape provides complete storm water management plans consisting of conveyance, storage and infiltration. In undeveloped areas, rainwater is unrestricted and may be absorbed directly into the ground on which it falls. When an area is developed, buildings and parking areas overcome the natural absorption area where the rain would normally be infiltrated back into the ground. These impervious structures offset the typical absorption pattern. As a result, when the rain is not allowed to penetrate it begins to build up, may cause puddling or flooding and/or begins to flow to another location. Building & property flooding can cause structural & property damage, sewer backup, foundation settlement, devalued properties.
When dealing with a wet basement we feel the best course of action to to stop the water at its source. That is outside. When water enters your basement you only have one line of defense. That is your sump pump. The sump pump that requires the electric to stay on in order for it to work. The same electric that goes out while its raining. We can keep your water in its place by installing any of the systems listed below.
Downspout and sump pump extension
Extending spouts and sump pumps away from house foundations. This eliminates a good deal of water from resting against your basement walls and finding its way back into the basement.
Ditch wrapped with fabric and filled with gravel that redirects surface and ground water away from an area. A French drain has perforated pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel. French drains can be placed anywhere, along foundations, behind retaining walls, at the ends of buried downspout pipe and low lying areas of lawn that puddles.
Dry wells / Infiltration chambers
Underground structure that disposes of unwanted water, most commonly storm water runoff, by dissipating it into the ground, where it merges with the local groundwater.
Dry wells are small in size and used in smaller applications such as the end of sump pumps and downspouts. They hold an average of 50 gallons
Infiltration chambers have an unlimited size. The one pictured below holds 8000 gallons. Infiltration chambers can also be designed as a reclaimed water storage system. Water can be stored and used at a later date for any outdoor use. Irrigation, washing, filling swimming pools. In many townships a well designed storm water management system allows you to exceed your impervious surface limits. This allows for larger structures, patios, driveways