This property sits below two neighbors who have diverted their water through this fence. The resulting river of water flooded the basement and was washing away our client's yard.
We piped our new catch basins to an existing drainage basin on the other side of the yard. We cored into the concrete basin and set our PVC pipes, then mortared them in place. This solution has worked very well for our client.
This building sits lower than the neighboring building. All the water was coming off the neighbor and flooding the crawl space. We worked with the neighboring building owner to catch two of his downspouts, as well as our client's three downspouts. This water was piped directly into a drainage ditch and is no longer a problem.
The water collected from these buildings was piped directly to a drainage ditch at the road with a 6" PVC pipe. Diverting this large quantity of water has kept the crawl space dry.
This gutter downspout drains a huge area of roof and dumps a large volume of water into the parking lot. We piped it directly to a stream at the property edge with 4" PVC pipe. Any debris that enters the gutter is carried away by the weight of the water flowing through smooth, solid pipe.
The yard behind this building slopes directly into the foundation. We solved the standing water and flooded crawl space by catching three downspouts to carry the water away. We also installed a french drain while we were digging to collect water running down the hill. These pipes run to a nearby creek and the french drain maintains a constant trickle of water - water that is no longer a problem.
This gutter drained directly onto the parking lot and caused standing water that building residents had to deal with. We often install cleanouts, but the smooth inside of PVC doesn't collect debris or clog.
We caught the gutter with 4" PVC and piped it under the sidewalk and to a drainage ditch on the property edge. After the drain work was done we even brought in 4 ton of gravel to cover our work and fill in some low spots in the parking lot.
These joists were not properly supported by a beam and had settled down quite a bit. The floor above had a very noticeable dip when you walked across.
We installed new sister joists and two 18,000 lb support jacks after jacking up the joists to correct this problem. These floor jacks are approved for permanent secondary support if installed correctly.
When installing floor jacks to correct sagging floors, they must be set on concrete footers. Although more labor intensive and costly, this ensures a permanent solution that will last.
This span was too long and the entire living room was sloping down. The joists were also running the wrong way, so we had to install eight jacks. If this were new construction you wouldn't need so many. However, because the floor joists were already failing, the high number of jacks ensured the floor above was evenly leveled and supported. This repair also passed inspection for a real estate sale.