What is a Drain Tile System?

A drain tile system is a type of drainage system which ensures that your basement or crawl space cannot be flooded by ground water. This system ensures that in periods of heavy rain or snow, your basement and/or crawl space cannot be flooded, which also means you avoid expensive damage to these areas of your home. The diagram below gives a visual of how a drain tile system works.

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But then if this is what a drain tile system is, then what is a drain tile itself? Usually, the drain tile is a type of porous plastic PVC pipe or flexible plastic pipe that is laid beneath the ground around a home’s foundation. The water collected in the pipe is then either directed downhill away from the house by gravity or is directed into a collection pit where an electric sump pump removes it from the house. This pipe collects water from both the roof of the house as well as any excess ground water which collects during times of rain or snow. The pipe which goes around the house is often referred to as a perimeter drain tile.

A draintile is a pipe that goes around the perimeter of your home and to the storm sewer.

With the rainy season now upon us in Vancouver, now is the perfect time to ensure that your home is protected from water damage. Few things are as stressful to homeowners as water damage. It can be a scary and expensive issue if discovered when it’s too late. We don’t want it to happen to you and we can help you catch it early before it spreads.

In case you need emergency drainage or emergency sewer services, our experienced team is here to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The quicker your drainage issue is diagnosed, the more likely you are to avoid costly repairs.

Below are some of the services you can consider to avoid any water damage happening to your home this fall and winter.

  • Drain Cleaning
    One other thing you can do it drain cleaning to prevent future issues. Milani does it safely and effectively, including the usage of high pressure jetting when needed.
  • Sewer Line Repair
    We find the source of your problem fast with video camera inspections and will quickly determine if repairs or replacements are necessary.
  • Drain Tile Repair & Maintenance
    As your drain tile experts, we can use a plumbing snake to cut through soil, roots and debris that are blocking the flow of water in your system. If needed, we can excavate the drain tile for comprehensive cleaning or replacement.

And what about the sewer backup?
Sewer lines backing up after heavy rain are usually under the domain of your municipality. The sewer lines back up because there is too much rainwater draining constantly into the city sewer lines. This can be frustrating because there is little you can do to prevent it.

The best way to deal with a sewer line backing up into your home is to use a vacuum truck and dehumidifier to reduce the amount of water damage to your home.

No matter what drainage issue you have, we can definitely help. The quicker your drainage issue is diagnosed, the more likely you are to avoid costly repairs. Give us a call (604) 888-8888 or click here.

Source: https://www.hometips.com/articles/how-to-protect-your-home-from-rainwater-damage.html 

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