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Footing Drain

The footing drain is a highly effective water drainage system. It’s a pipe that is installed surround the foundation of a house on the level with the footing. The purpose of the pipe is to collect any water seeping through the ground which may gather against the foundation and channel it away. Generally, it drains water to a sump pump, storm sewer, or to the surface.

However, if the footing drain gets clogged with the passage of time or isn’t installed properly it will fail to drain water. As a result, having nowhere else to go, water enters your basement. Harris Waterproofing & Construction, Inc. can help you with unclogging your footing drain and assessing the damage caused by it. We are a fully insured company that has served Atlanta since 1989.

Our professional team corrects the drainage and water flow problems contributing to water leaks and dampness. We also provide complete waterproofing systems, both inside and outside of your home in Duluth, Dunwoody, Marietta, John's Creek, Lawrenceville, and other cities within our Metro Atlanta service area. 

Benefits of Using Harris Waterproofing

  • We are a fully insured company
  • FREE estimate
  • A transferable, Life of Structure Warranty for basement & crawl space waterproofing systems
  • Realtors & due-diligence, short notice quotes

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How Does a Footing Drain Malfunction?

  • Improper Installation and/or Design: If the drain isn’t installed or designed on the level of your basement footing it cannot collect the water that seeps through your basement.
  • Backfilling of Soil: When your building was constructed the ground was excavated and then backfilled after placing the foundation. While backfilling soil most of the time the structure of the footing drain gets damaged. Also, the backfilled soil is loosely packed than the untouched ground. The looser the soil is the greater it absorbs water and expands, putting pressure on the footing drain. When excessive soil and debris put pressure on the filter fabric of the drain pipe water cannot enter the pipe. The drainage system gets obstructed.
  • Mud Sediments: Generally the pipe is coated with a filter to only let water in, however over time eventually muddy water, and particles enter the drain and clog it.

Contact Harris Waterproofing to Dry Your Georgia Basement

Harris Waterproofing & Construction, Inc. deals with water problems ranging from unfinished, damp basements to flooded, finished basements. We also correct drainage and water-flow problems that lead to water leaks and dampness. Our complete waterproofing systems will improve your moisture control issues, both inside and outside of your home. When you need our help in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell, and other Georgia cities, simply contact us online or give us a call at  770-282-8212 to schedule a service.

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What does a Healthy Basement Mean?

The Healthy Basement Certificate is about maintaining a basement that promotes a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants, excessive moisture and water entering the basement can produce dangerous living conditions which may lead to serious health risks.

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A criteria for a Healthy Basement Certificate has been established for each level of protection.

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Harris Waterproofing & Construction, Inc. is a family owned and operated business, Harris Waterproofing & Construction has been providing affordable basement and crawl space waterproofing since 1989.


Contact No: 770-282-8212

Address: Harris Waterproofing & Construction

510 Plantation Park Drive, Bldg. A
Loganville, GA 30052

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