A landscaping company’s office and warehouse building was flooding during heavy rainstorms. The tenant became frustrated and threated not to renew their lease. As a result of the flooding issue, the building could not be rented to another tenant without correcting the situation. Wellington Environmental was asked to perform the mold related work inside the building. However, there was no point in performing the mold related work inside the building unless the exterior drainage issues were corrected first.
The cause of the flooding inside the building was due to multiple issues. The slope of the grounds located behind the building were slanted directly to the office/warehouse building. On top of the improper slope, the drive behind the building was topping the retaining wall. Consequently, rain water from the hill was rushing over the retaining wall and entering the building.
Wellington Environmental submitted a building protection and drainage solution to the owners of the property. The plan included protecting the rear and south side of the building with roofing membrane and installing professional drainage piping. The owner’s brought in an experienced excavation contractor to correct the slopes, repair the retaining wall, and dig out a path to allow for the installation of the roofing membrane and the drainage piping.