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Question DetailsAsked on 6/27/2016

What company installs foundation drip systems in Grapevine, TX?

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Google for local Foundation Drip System providers in your area - I get about 10 listings in that county. Then double-check for listings on Angies List.


Irrigation Systems is the Search the List category on Angies List - looks from the googling that many if not most of the irrigation companies in that area advertise foundation drip systems as part of their services.


For readers who are saying WHOA - first you tell us to keep water away from our foundations, now you are talking a foundation drip system - are you crazy ! - a word of explanation. In expansive soils like much of the area from about Billings, Mt to mid-Dakotas, then in a band several hundred miles wide southward, from the Colorado front range to about Missouri, and down to near the GUlf coast through Texas and eastern NM including much of Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas there are expansive clays that swell when wet, and shrink drastically when dried out, causing literally total breaking up of houses. Also a few more localized areas elsewhere in the country - in Ozarks and Witchitas, Ohio River basin, southeast coast, areas in the deep South, areas in California, eastern Washington/Oregon down into Utah/Nevada, even a couple in the northeast states, etc. So - in the more severe areas a drip system is used to keep the clayey ground uniformly damp but not saturated year-around so it does not shrink or swell and destroy houses and utility connections and such. Should be designed by a geotechnical engineer familiar with the area, not just put water out without knowing how much orhow seasonal factors affect it, because too much and you can get foundation failure from swelling or from the ground going to mud. In some relatively flat-lying areas with pretty uniform soil conditions the county engineer's office or state issue recommended application rates based on government-prepared maps, which are then used by irrigation, companies to regulate the flow to the system.


And yes Virginia, because it is dampening the soil around the foundation, if it does not have a warterproof membrane or coating on the foundation, it can result in damp, mildewy or moldy basements/crawlspaces if they are not kept properly dehumidified or ventilated, as applicable.


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Hi,

This is James in Member Care. Thanks for your interest in Angie's List!

We'll be happy to help find top rated irrigation services in your area, but it doesn't look like you have a subscription to the List yet. You can join by visitingwww.angieslist.com or by giving us a call. Our call center is available 8:00 am-9:00 pm weekdays and 8:00-5:00 pm ET on Saturdays. Be sure to ask about our newest membership options! I'd also be happy to answer any questions you have about those or Angie's List in general if you'd like to respond to this post.

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