The drainage around your home is important and can affect different areas of your home such as plumbing or foundation waterproofing. The drainage of things like landscaping and foundations can go to sewer systems or drywells; sometimes these can be connected to other plumbing systems, which is where the problems begin. Water that drains against your foundation can also cause problems with static pressure that can cause leaking foundations. If you want to prevent some of these problems, here are some improvements you may want to have done:
1. Repairing Foundation Drainage Pipes For Better Drainage
The foundation of your home probably has a drainage system with pipes. In older homes, these pipes are commonly made of clay materials. These materials can crack and get sediments in them, clogging the foundation drainage system of your home. This can even happen with newer materials like plastics. When the drain pipes become clogged, you will need to have them cleaned or replaced to prevent water from damaging your foundation.
2. Adding Drainage To Areas Like Patios And Driveways
Patios and driveways can be another area of your home that causes water problems. Sometimes these areas can shed towards your home and do not have enough space for water to drain properly. To fix this problem, you can have drainage channels added to these areas with drainage pipes that will carry the water away from the foundation.
3. Repairing Storm And Sewer Drains That Are Backed Up
The storm drains of your home may go to the sewer lines. This can cause a problem with the plumbing in your home if storm drains and sewer lines become clogged. They can easily be blocked with materials from drainage systems or by tree roots. When this happens, they will need to be cleaned using sewer jetting or another process. In extreme cases, you may need to have them completely replaced.
4. Improving Drainage Of Gutters And Other Areas Around Your Home
Areas like gutters can also be improved with the installation of drainage systems. If you have any gutter downspouts that drain in an area that sheds to your home, you may want to have a drainage pipe installed to prevent water from collecting. This can also be done for any areas of landscaping where water drains towards your home. Doing this will help to prevent static water pressure that can damage the foundation and waterproofing.
These are some of the improvements you may want to do to the drainage around your home. If you need help with drainage for your home, contact a plumbing contractor and talk with them about doing some of these improvements to protect your home from water.