What is the importance of Perimeter Drainage?
The purpose of perimeter drainage is to protect the integrity of your foundation by moving water away from your home. It is also referred to as a French drain system, weeping tile, or drain tile. Since the ground in Vancouver is generally damp, your perimeter drainage system is crucial in keeping your foundation and walls dry. It directs the water away from your home, alleviating the pressure that a buildup of water can exert on your retaining walls.
When water finds its way into your basement, it can create a lot of problems, including:
. Structural problems with the walls and floor
. Damage to any possessions you store in the basement
. Erosion to the lawn
. Mold and mildew growth
. Excessive humidity
. Dampness in your home
As time passes, each of these problems can become expensive to fix as they get worse. However, if you obtain regular maintenance on your drainage system, you can hire a professional plumber to take care of any problems with your drain tiles while they are still small and affordable.
Perimeter Drainage Services in Vancouver and Coquitlam
In many cases, homeowners do not notice a problem with their perimeter drainage system until a lot of damage has occurred. By that time, the trouble that you are experiencing (minor flooding, cracked walls, mold, and mildew) is just the tip of the iceberg, and you should expect a lot more problems to follow. Not only do you need to find the source of the trouble, but you must also resolve the issue with repairs and replacements.
A professional plumber handles the task of maintaining drain tiles, using each of the following strategies when required:
. Cleaning of perimeter drains
. Clearing of clogged sewer pipes
. Clearing of tree roots
. Replacement of weeping tiles
. Replacement of trenchless pipes
. Sewer connection repairs
Troubleshooting Problems with Drain Tiles
If water is leaking into your basement, it is possible that your drain tiles have become clogged or dislodged. Our plumbing specialist will inspect your system in an attempt to figure out what is wrong, using the following strategies:
. Deployment of a sewer camera to search for blockages
. Clearing of tree roots, dirt, stones, mud, and other blockages using a power snake
. Flushing of the drain using a hose and a powerful flow of water
. Replacement of damaged tiles
. Realignment of dislodged tiles
. Digging up the old system and replacing it with a new one
If the damage has spread to your home’s foundation or walls, you’ll need to hire someone to repair them. New drain tile installation is also available for new properties and additions, ensuring that water is properly diverted away from these structures.
Please contact us if you would like maintenance, repairs, or replacements for your French drain system. An estimate of the total cost can be provided along with an approximation of the time needed to complete this plumbing task. We are the experts in installation of perimeter drainage in the Coquitlam and Vancouver areas. Our servicemen work quickly and responsibly, completing the work successfully, allowing you to get back to daily tasks without further interruption in your schedule.