Residential Drainage – Edmonton & Area

Abalon Foundation Repairs has been operating in the Edmonton Area for over 39 years, and have just recently expanded our experience to the residential water drainage control around window wells of residential homes and commercial buildings that find water seeping into low points where it does not belong.


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Over the past three decades, we’ve developed a strong reputation in the Edmonton area all thanks to our wide array of  drainage solutions and our commitment to properly addressing drainage issues, by seeing the entire picture of how your home or commercial building is directing water (from your eaves-trough system to the grading of your yard, to the weeping tile & sump pump system outfitted under your home.)

As with Foundation Repairs, the key to solving the problem is taking a birds-eye approach to each homeowner’s unique drainage issues. Controlling the water draining around your home is one of the best first steps to direct water away from your foundation, and is the best way to help prevent future basement water seepage as well as to prevent water from pooling around your home’s window wells, sidewalks, and areas that can direct water into your basements foundation.

Unlike other residential drainage companies in Edmonton, Abalon Foundation Repairs offers a fully transferable warranty on every residential drainage job we take on. This ensures our services are done correctly and will last for years to come.

Since 1970, the team at Abalon has repaired well over 40,000 basement foundations throughout Western Canada. We’ve been providing residential drainage services in Edmonton since 1981.

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Abalon Foundation Repairs – Edmonton
Residential Drainage Services
780-468-4400
Edmonton Residential Drainage Experts
6708 – 72 Avenue, Edmonton AB

Decades of Residential Drainage experience
39+ years servicing Edmonton and surrounding areas
33+ years Better Business Bureau Accredited Business

Free Residential Drainage Inspections & Estimates

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Does the city of Edmonton have by-laws or standards for residential yard drainage?

Yes, the city of Edmonton does have standards that homeowners are required to uphold. Edmonton’s bylaw that came into effect in 1997 requires property owners to now be responsible for their own lot grading. This puts the responsibility on developers when building on a residential lot, and homeowners because lots as far back as 1986 can still be retroactively enforced.

Will exterior drainage leave my driveway or home dirty or harm any trees or shrubbery?

The answer should always be no. We take great pride in leaving your property as clean as possible, and to take a conscious approach when grading around any older aged trees & sensitive shrubbery in your yard. Should we need to move any landscaping prior to re-grading your property, we will always notify the homeowner to plan on temporarily re-locating any items or to gently work around them to preserve their condition.

My window wells are filling up with water, why is this happening?

Typically, window wells will fill up with water when the vertical drain leading down towards a home’s weeping tile system gets clogged. This is caused by a detachment of that vertical drain, clogging that can occur from leaves, soil, or debris that gets trapped in window wells and clogs this drain. Home’s that don’t have window wells, and do have below grade windows or want to have below grade windows installed will require window wells to be installed, to prevent this debris from clogging the vertical drain. When this happens the water will overcome a window’s sealing and almost always leak through.

The solution for a window well full of water is to excavate by hand, down to the home’s weeping tile system and install a vertical drain to carry this water to a sump pump or away from your home through your home’s underground drainage system.

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I have sidewalks around my home, can I still get yard grading done on my house without removing them?

In most cases, older sidewalks have settled and began tilting towards your residential home and become an impediment to the grade, and drainage around your property. In these cases, the removal and replacement of these sidewalks are always recommended to properly address the negative grade that is guiding unnecessary water towards your foundation. 

The proper approach we take is to neatly remove the concrete sidewalks around your home, to then properly address the grade to drain water away from your foundation. The next step is to either re-landscape the area around your home with beautiful new shrubs and trees, and decide if re-pouring a new sidewalk is within your budget or the placement of new sidewalk blocks, paving stones or brickwork is a more convenient and economical direction to take.

What does residential drainage cost in Edmonton, Alberta?

The cost of your yard drainage depends on a few factors:

  • The size of your home’s yard that needs to be re-graded, and the degree of negative slope around your property.
  • Access in and out of your property, including any tight access that makes it difficult to properly grade soil away from your home.

    The most important factor determining the cost of yard drainage in Edmonton is to have an experienced foundation & drainage specialist personally evaluate your lot’s grading. In addition, a foundation specialist can give you detailed explanations of exactly why and how your yard’s grading can be addressed, as well as identify other solutions to your water seepage, and grading issues. This includes identifying any blocked or inefficient eavestroughs, window-wells issues, sump-pump discharges, and much more.

Why choose Abalon Foundation Repairs for residential drainage?

Whenever you are price shopping for residential yard drainage, it’s critical that you receive written estimates from multiple companies. You want to fully ensure what your unique problem is as a homeowner, and how the company will solve your problem as well as provide any applicable warranty. This way you’ll be able to accurately compare each quote to determine the best option for your home’s unique grading & drainage issues.

 


— free inspections & estimates for residential drainage in Edmonton & area —

Abalon Foundation Repairs – Edmonton
Residential Drainage Services
780-468-4400
Edmonton Residential Drainage Experts
6708 – 72 Avenue, Edmonton AB

Decades of residential drainage experience
39+ years servicing Edmonton and surrounding areas
33+ years Better Business Bureau Accredited Business

Free Residential Drainage Inspections & Estimates

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