A good drainage system is a necessity for all homes. An ideal drainage system diverts falling water away from the home to prevent water accumulation. Drainage systems must be maintained in order to make them efficient in addressing water problems.
Different factors contribute to a poor drainage system like grease, oil and debris clogged on sinks, old and deteriorating pipes, blocked or broken septic tank, tossing garbage on sinks and toilet bowls, lack of water outlets and lack of gutters. Damage that comes from a poor drainage system can cause a lot of headaches, so it is important to address drainage problems immediately.
Some of the problems that may rise due to a poor drainage system are:
- Rusty pipes
- Damaged ceilings
- Damaged home structure
- Bug and pest infestation
- Flooding of waste water
Best Drainage Solutions for Your Home
- French Drain
A French drain, also called a weeping tile, is a trench or a ditch that connects to a perforated pipe and allows ground and surface water away from your house. It carries water that normally accumulates on walls, garden or driveway. French drains are either installed on the foundation wall or underneath the basement floor of your home and solves the problem of the accumulation of groundwater.
- Trench Drain
A trench drain or a channel drain is a floor drain that has a long grate or trough-shaped that deals with surface water in concrete areas of your home. The trench is normally covered with a plastic or metal grate. Trench drains can also be found in the open side of curb-less showers.
- Site Grading
Some drainage problems occur when there is an existing grading problem in your home. Site grading or grading a certain area of your home so that it slopes away from the structure will allow water to flow to a lower elevation from your home.
- Sump pump
A sump pump is a submersible pump that collects accumulated dirty water and pumps it out in a sump basin. It is typically used in basements of homes.
- Dry well
A dry well is a pit, usually filled with stone, used to transfer and drain excess water from a low spot or area in your home. A container is buried into a hole and escapes through holes into the soil around it.
A good drainage system should be your top priority, especially when maintaining your home. Contact a reliable construction company to help you install an efficient drainage solution in your home.
Written by True Son Exteriors, the best contractor for roofing in Columbia, MO.