Drainage and Sewer Construction Ohio

Experiencing Any One Of These Drain Or Sewer Problems?

  • water infiltration into your home
  • problems with drainage around your home
  • ponding water in yard
  • multiple clogged plumbing fixtures
  • sewage flooding in your basement
  • sewage backed up in your yard

These are tell-tale signs that your home has issues with insufficient drainage or clogged sewer lines.

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When it rains, this water should be routed off your property to storm water systems designed to handle the water. When snow melts, this water needs to be routed away from your home.

Problems with drainage around your home can lead to costly repairs to your home. Water infiltration can damage foundation walls, ruin your belongings damage appliances in your basement and cause health problems. Ponding water in your yard can put excessive pressure on your home’s foundation, provide fertile breeding grounds for dangerous mosquitos and damage landscaping.

Drainage Solutions

An experienced professional can save you money by providing a solution that works to solve your drainage issues.

There are several solutions to drainage problems that can be used in multiple combinations to create drainage solutions for your home.

Grading – proper land sloping to direct water. Over time erosion, hidden underground piping or decomposing vegetation like tree stumps can lead to improper grading in your yard. Adding, removing or relocating soil may be need to create proper grading and drainage.

Foundation drains – perforated drains that are usually surrounded by gravel. These divert stormwater away from your home’s foundation. The pipes disperse the water instead of discharging it in a concentrated area. The gravel contributes to infiltration of the water.

Storm drainpipes – pipes used to carry rainwater to the City’s stormwater system.

Yard inlets – structures designed to capture debris that could clog the pipes in a storm drain system. They are connected to storm drainpipes.

Trench drains – a prefabricated or concrete trench which is usually covered with a grate that serves as both a drain and a collection point for run-off. They are used to capture stormwater flowing over a larger area like a driveway. Trench drains convey rainwater to the City’s storm drain system.

French drains – are constructed with a perforated pipe. Gravel and filter fabric surrounds the pipe, similar to foundation drain systems. These can be installed anywhere on your property that collects water.

Drywells – an underground structure that disposes of unwanted water runoff by dissipating it into the ground. These can be installed in areas that cannot be connected to a stormwater drainage system. Drywells are filled with gravel and surrounded by filter fabric. Water flows into the wells and infiltrates into the ground through the gravel.

Sewage Problems

A sewer drain issue is a very serious problem. Since the waste water has no place to go it will back up into the household plumbing. When you have a sewer drain issue you should not use any of the plumbing in the home until the stoppage is cleared.

Indications Of Sewage Drain Problems

Sewage flooding in your basement or backed up in to your yard is a clear indication of a sewer line problem.

Another obvious sign of a sewer drain issue is when more than one plumbing fixture backs up at the same time.

It is rare to have a main line sewer problem and the toilets are working correctly. If flushing the toilet results in water backing up or coming up into the tub or shower this is usually a clear sign of a sewer drain problem.

Run water in the sink closest to the toilet for a minute or so. If you can see the water level in the toilet rising or see air bubbles in the toilet then the issue is likely to be the main sewer line. This is caused by trapped air in the plumbing system.

Check to see if the water draining out of your washing machine causes the toilet to overflow or if the waste water backs up into the tub or shower. This can also be caused by damage to the sewer main.

Causes Of Sewer Line Problems

Blockage – Proper flow of the line is restricted or prohibited which is often caused by grease buildup or a foreign object.

Corrosion – The pipe has deteriorated, broken and/or collapsed which restricts flow.
Bellied pipe – A section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions. This creates a low spot that collects paper and waste leading to blockage.

Leaking joints – The seals between pipes have broken which allows water to escape into the area surrounding the pipe.

Tree root infiltration – Roots from trees or shrubs have penetrated the sewer line causing damage to the line.

Shifting or settling soil – Sewer lines are broken, cracked, offset or collapsed. This is often emphasized by weather changes such as freezing and thawing.

Homeowner Responsibility

As a homeowner, you’re responsible for the portion of the sewer line that runs from your house to the main sewer. This means that if there is a blockage, clog, root infiltration or other backup in your sewer line, it’s the homeowner’s responsibility to repair.

Unfortunately most basic homeowners insurance doesn’t cover repairs to sewer lines.

If the problem hasn’t been fixed when you sell the home you may have to disclose it to potential buyers.

Choosing The Right Company For Your Drain and Sewer Repairs

Not only can ALBA’s experienced staff diagnose and fix your issue, we can also take care of the site restoration. Whether you need assistance with drainage problems or sewer line problems our staff has the knowledge to properly diagnose the issue and the resources to install, repair or replace as needed to remedy your situation.

There are some things that we do differently or better than others. Knowing these can help you make a better decision:

A Job Done Right – ALBA will properly perform all needed work to resolve your drainage or sewer issue.

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No Corner Cutting – Excavation work requires proper shoring to protect your home, your property and the people working on the project. ALBA complies with all OSHA requirements to protect from dirt cave in. Other contractors may or may not and you could be held liable if they do not.

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Site Restoration – We can take care of restoring your lawn and landscaping for you. There is no need to deal with multiple contractors.

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No More Ruts – If there are any ruts in your yard caused by our equipment we’ll fix them for you for Free.

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Clean-Up – You’ll receive the best clean-up service provided so you don’t have to do extra clean-up.

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No Short Cuts – The right and quoted materials will be used for your project. We will never substitute a lower grade, quality or size material for your project.

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Well-Maintained Fleet – ALBA takes care of our trucks and equipment. This reduces breakdowns that can cause delays in a project. It also allows us to keep cleanup at your home to a minimum.

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No Subs – None of the work on your home is subcontracted to other companies. All work is performed by employees of ALBA.

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Professional – Everyone you work with at ALBA is trained to be professional and courteous. All crew members are well skilled, trained and participate in continuing education.

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Technologically Advanced – We know how to use technology to make your project easier for you. From the professional quote you receive to our ability to communicate with you and our crews we utilize technology to deliver a better project.

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Reputation – Through our 20 years in business ALBA has a long standing reputation of being reliable and dependable. This is evidenced by our extensive list of highly satisfied customers.

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Support – We stand behind our work from start to finish. You will not have any issues getting in contract with us before, during or after your project is done.

Give yourself the peace of mind that comes from having a job done by a well run organization that stands behind their work.

Call ALBA today at 440-974-9085

  • Sewer Inspection / Repair / Replacement
  • Sewer Installation
  • Install or replace test-tees
  • Storm Water / Drainage Installation
  • Storm Water / Drainage Inspection/Repair/Replacement
  • Install Catch Basins
  • Repair Infiltration Problems
  • Yard Drainage

Free inspections and estimates are provided so don’t delay, contact us today.


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