If you’re a homeowner, sooner or later you’ll have to give some thought to perimeter drainage. Vancouver’s rains are nothing to take lightly; if your basement is not staying as dry as you would like for it to, or you’ve noticed some issues with rain water pooling around your home, it may be time to consider your drain tile system.
Most homes have a drain tile system built around them to protect the structure and foundation of the home from heavy rains. Drainage is maintained by burying pipes that have holes on all sides to allow rain water to seep into them, then directing the water to lower lying areas of the yard. A properly functioning drain tile system works efficiently at keeping rain water away from a house, unfortunately, over time, damage can occur or in rare instances, a system may need to be cleaned out.
If you don’t already have a perimeter drainage system in place, Vancouver specialists from John G Plumbing can inspect your residence and provide you with a strategy for drainage and a cost estimate for installing a system to keep water away from your home. Installing a drainage system is one of the most important investments you can make in your real estate, as it will protect the integrity of your foundation and prevent water from entering your basement or standing under your house. Contact the pros from John G Plumbing by calling 604-722-9452 with any questions you may have.
If you own a drain tile system but have noticed it’s not performing up to par, it may be time to have a professional take a look at what’s going on with it. So often is the case that guests or homeowners inadvertently drive over systems and crush pipes that are made of materials that perform well for decades under the right circumstances, but don’t stand up very well to heavy loads. If your drain tile has been crushed, John G Plumbing can repair or replace the sections that have been compromised. If your pipes have sand, soil or debris keeping them from allowing rain water to drain properly, a plumber can clean them out so that they will provide many more years of service.
The most effective way to waterproof your basement is to start by laying professional perimeter drainage around your Vancouver home. If you skip this crucial step, nothing else you do, regardless of how much money you sink into your basement, will result in keeping out the water. French drain installation should be performed by experienced plumbers who can make certain the excess water is being directed toward lower areas of your yard rather than simply pooling underground in the drains. It takes expertise and skill, along with the right equipment to deliver professional results that will last for decades. John G Plumbing welcomes your call at 604-722-9452 if you have questions, would like a free estimate of the job, or would like to schedule an inspection of your property to determine the best course of action.Perimeter Drainage Vancouver