TWO SOLUTION DRAIN SYSTEM - PORT WARWICK
During heavy rains the recently replace carpet in this medical building was collecting moisture. When the building was built, the weep holes in the brick were installed a tad too low, which worked perfectly to draw the moisture inside.
After a site consultation, we quickly realized there were two separate issues on the side of this building. The HVAC condensation lines were creating excess moisture which wasn’t able to drain away from the building due to the poorly sloped ground gutter. Secondly, the corner would flood during medium to heavy rains from roof valley in this corner. The water would eventually drain our through the ground gutters, just not quick enough.
To make sure these issues were solved the first time, we probably over-engineered the solution a tad. We laid out the two drainage systems complete separately. The ground gutter drain for the roof went strait to the parking lot. The HVAC condensation lines were taken towards the curb stopping short with a pop up valve. We notched the bottom of the pop up and built a mini-dry well to capture the constant flow and allow it to seep into the native soil. Now these condensation lines won't flow over the asphalt forming slippery scum and algae during the summer perfect for slipping on.
Our goal was to install the system without really disturbing the landscape. Thankfully the solution to the drainage problems were simple and only cost our client a bit more than $2,400.