If you need perimeter drain installation in Duncan BC, we are here to help! Our professional drain installers go out of their way to do a high quality job and make sure you are completely satisfied with all of our drainage services. We believe in showing up on time, handling the project quickly and efficiently by our our certified plumbers, and providing you with the lowest prices possible. If you’d like an estimate for perimeter drain installation or any other plumbing service, please fill out our easy contact us today and remember Drainage IS plumbing, don’t hire just any so called drainage contractor, this is a very specific industry and having certified plumbing staff handle your drainage piping is our advantage and assurance that installation and servicing is done professionally and correctly the FIRST time. With in house excavators, pipe cameras, hydro-jetters and auger machines, we invest in the right tools to do the right job for our clients. The Vortech staff knows drainage. Let our years of on site practical experience serve you.
Home Perimeter Drains Duncan BC
Perimeter drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations and entering the home or building. In most homes, an external perimeter drain or drain tile system is installed around the foundation walls before the foundation soil is back-filled. While a homes perimeter drain can operate for a number of years without the need for maintenance, it is prone to clogging from roof debris and ground sediments and root intrusion without any warning and can eventually lead to a flooded basement or crawlspace if flows are restricted. A second drainage system is often installed as per the building code to control the roof drainage system via gutters and rain-water leaders. This system is important to assure no “overloading” of the footing drainage system which often results in home flooding. Below grade basements and crawlspaces are especially prone for this as well crawlspace dampness.
What Issues Can Arise with External Perimeter Drains Duncan BC?
– When there is no filter fibre, sediments can make their way through the stone as years pass and clog the drain, and when the filter fabric is present, that can instead clog with sediments and prevent ground water from entering the drainage system.
– Also, a perimeter drain that is not installed with a sump pump counts on gravity alone to drain foundation and storm water, if the house is not located on a hill or near a steep incline for water disposal, finding this slope can be problematic. Many homes are connected to a city “storm” water service at the street or via an easement.
– Servicing and periodic inspections of your home or building perimeter drainage is crucial to assure proper function and flows and prevent sudden flooding or foundation and footings from becoming undermined by pooling or “trapped” water. Call Vortech to discuss your homes drainage and servicing options.
What Issues Can Arise with internal Perimeter Drains Duncan BC?
Installing a perimeter drain around the inside perimeter is most commonly done after the house has been built. Most commonly, this is done in response to a wet basement or right before performing a basement finishing. To install this kind of drain, the perimeter of the basement floor is jack-hammered down to the footing and the concrete is removed. A layer of stone is laid down, and a perforated drain pipe is laid on top of it. Water is collected from the basement wall floor joint as it enters, and a pump is installed to remove water from the house and away from the foundation. Once completed, the area, save for a 2 in (5.1 cm) gap around the edge, is concreted over. This gap exists to allow water in from the basement walls.
The system is easy to maintain once installed, and the sump pump will need annual maintenance to perform properly. An interior perimeter drain is much less likely to clog than an exterior, partially due to the fact that it is not sitting underneath several feet of soil. These systems are only recommended if exterior perimeter drainage servicing and replacements are NOT an option due to elevation concerns, landscaping and or access limitation for equipment.
What To Do If Your Basement Floods
1. If your basement floods stay out of the flooded area and consider the larger dangers of flooding such as electrical hazards.
2. If you have flooding insurance now might be a good time to call your insurance representative to discuss your coverage options.
3. Call Vortech Plumbing & Drainage immediately
Basement flooding is a sign of serious damage to a drain tile system that needs to be dealt with immediately. As the homeowner there’s not much you should be doing besides limiting the reach of the flooding and avoiding the area. Vortech Perimeter Drainage Duncan BC will definitely prioritize your situation if you’re dealing with an emergency flood and assure our qualified technicians arrive on time and treat your home with this emergency priority. Vortech has been the number one Duncan and Victoria drainage provider for over two decades. Drainage IS plumbing and having a knowledgeable plumbing staff providing these services is what separates us from other drainage contractors and assures installations are done right, we see a lot of poor drainage installations from companies that don’t have the knowledge and experience in properly diagnosing drainage problems and offering corrective repairs/replacements. Drainage IS plumbing and having certified plumbers on your side is an advantage we’re proud of and you deserve. We are red seal plumbers at Vortech.
Prevent Basement Flooding
We often experience an influx of calls during the wet season of patrons struggling with bad basement flooding. Regular maintenance of your drain tile system will prevent basement flooding that could cause serious damage to your home. Our inspection fee is quite minimal compared to the cost of replacing a damaged basement and contents and insurance costs, so we encourage our clients to maintain and periodically view their homes perimeter drainage system.
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