Learn about how our drainage solutions improve an Indiana pump station’s foundation and operations.
The Problem: A pump station in Indiana had a new construction project that needed foundation improvements and a way to deal with groundwater in the soil around the station’s pump tank. They needed solutions to ensure the soil in and around the foundation was strong enough to support their new structure. The solutions also had to drain the groundwater around the tank effectively.
The Solution: Our partner, Intech, installed helical piles to create uplift pile formations for the new construction’s foundation. They also installed a Hydraway drainage system to keep the groundwater in check. The uplift piles help the tank handle the buoyancy that the groundwater creates around it. The drainage system prevents the groundwater from saturating the soil and weakening the foundation around the tank and beneath the pump station.
The Results: The uplift piles and the drainage system kept the groundwater out of the foundation and away from the tank. The Hydraway drainage system drained the groundwater away from the pump station, and the piles helped strengthen the foundation’s soil to keep the station and its pump tank in place.
Why does groundwater around a pump station need to be drained?
Groundwater is water held in soil or between rock crevices, creating what’s known as a water table. Pump stations like the one in Indiana bring this water to the surface to be used as drinking water or for other human activities. A drainage system helps move the water into the pump station and keep the water table steady so the ground doesn’t become too saturated with water that could erode and destabilize the pump station’s foundation.
What do Hydraway drainage systems do?
Hydraway drainage systems draw water away from a building’s foundation, and they work with any soil type. They have many outdoor applications, including draining building foundations, parking lots, roadways, landscaping, and retaining walls. For the pump station, Hydraway helps balance the water table beneath it and keep the pump tank from becoming too buoyant as it sits in groundwater-rich soil.
What differentiates Hydraway from other drainage systems?
Hydraway’s pipes are much smaller and more portable than traditional perforated pipes. Also, they have small needle punctures in their pipes where perforated pipes have larger side slots. These differences let water flow over 70% of a Hydraway system’s drainage surface, so it drains water from a given space more thoroughly than perforated pipe systems do.
Do Hydraway systems experience clogging problems?
No, they don’t. Our drainage pipes have thermally bonded polyethylene cores that prevent clogging and salt buildup. When you install a Hydraway system in your foundation, it removes water from the soil without any clogs or stoppages.
What types of systems does Hydraway offer?
What other applications do Hydraway systems offer?
Hydraway’s applications go beyond commercial foundation drainage. Our systems also offer athletic field drainage and residential drainage solutions. These solutions fix a range of drainage problems and help fields and homes stay drained and dry.
What does the current drainage solution for your client’s facility or field look like? Are they still relying on traditional perforated pipes or French drains? Help them consider whether their current solution drains water effectively or constantly clogs up and prevents smooth drainage from occurring. Their facility or field deserves a drainage system they can rely on to prevent flooding and erosion. Contractors like you can help them use that kind of system when you install Hydraway beneath clients’ facilities or fields.
If you want to offer your clients a reliable, effective drainage system, reach out to Hydraway today. We can help you deliver effective drainage solutions that allow water to flow through fields and foundations without causing clogging, flooding, or erosion. Let us know when you’re ready to offer Hydraway to your clients and begin installing them in and around their construction projects, sports fields, and homes.