Surface Drainage

Do you have Surface Water Problems?

Affordable Foundation and Home Repair provides stormwater management solutions for homes in the Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama area. We offer surface drainage systems for homes with accumulating water around and under the foundation. Our systems will prevent water leaks and costly foundation repairs. If you have water in your yard or water seepage, contact Affordable Foundation and Home Repair for surface drainage systems in the Huntsville and Birmingham, AL area. Our system is designed to control the flow of water around your home to prevent water leaks and costly foundation repairs caused by water damage. Our team of waterproofing experts is fully trained to identify the source of your water issues to protect your home for many years to come.


It doesn’t take much water for water damage to occur. Even the tiniest foundation crack can cause damage the structural integrity of your home. That’s why it is important to inspect your home for signs of water damage on a daily basis especially if you notice wall or floor cracks. Some signs include:

  • Wood rot
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Water stains
  • Standing water in basements or in the yard
  • Condensation on pipes
  • Peeling or chipping paint
  • Water drips or puddles
  • Soft spots
  • Discolorations on furniture and walls
  • Health issues
  • Strange, musty odors
  • Running or dripping water noise

If you notice any of these signs, contact our team of experts immediately to avoid further damage. Left untreated, water can spread through the wall, foundation, ceiling, and floors.

Mold on Crawlspace Joist

What Products are Used for Surface Drainage?

Affordable Foundation offers surface drainage system that consist of the following:

Catch Basin Filter

  • Prevents clogs in the drainage system
  • Prevents costly repairs due to water-related issues


  • Contains a French drain system
  • Easy installation

Trench/Channel Drain

  • Light-weight, durable drainage system
  • Can withstand heavy traffic
  • Perimeter drainage application at the edge of a slope

Catch Basins/Grates

  • Collects surface water
  • Filters out leaves, sticks and debris
  • Available in different sizes
  • Prevents pipes from cracking during winter freezes

Pop-Up Emitters

  • Safe and cost-effective downspout
  • Uses sump pump to discharge water away from the foundation
  • Maintenance free
  • Reduces hydrostatic pressure
French Drains

Keeping water away from your home is essential. Get the proper basement water drainage system, whether french drain installation or sump pumps, to keep your foundation safe and sturdy. It will also keep your basement dry so you don’t have to spend money on expensive foundation repairs. The professionals at Affordable Foundation can protect your home by installing the latest products and materials for surface drainage. We serve Huntsville, Birmingham, Decatur and the surrounding area. Contact us for a free estimate today!