Drain Tile Cleaning and Repair
Our drain tile services range from cleaning and repair to replacing clogged or broken drain pipe as well as new perimeter drain installation and sewer connections.
If you have a leaky basement or water pooling in your yard somewhere there is a possibility the perimeter drains are clogged with dirt or roots and need to be inspected. Regular drain tile cleaning is required for proper drainage and to protect your homes foundation.
Blue Mountain Services
Regular office hours are 8:00 – 4:00 for daytime calls and 24 hour answering service for emergencies. If you have any type of weeping tile or french drain problem inside or out call right now.
When the perimeter drains get clogged it causes the water levels to rise around the house which adds pressure.
The weight of excess water will crack cement and break through cinder blocks. Cracked foundation walls lead to serious problems if not addressed in time.
Clogged Drain Problems
The first thing we do is inspect for blockages and flush the drains and improve water flow. Every property is different so it’s important someone with experience visits your home to look things over and show you what’s going on.
Gravity Controls Water Flow
All drains must flow freely and lead to the sewer or a run off system of some kind. You want to make sure water is flowing in the right direction from every area on your property.
Water damage in your home can cause health issues, lower the value of your home and lead to expensive repair bills. If you suspect there is a drainage problem of any kind on your property, have it looked at by qualified drainage contractors.
Don’t Wait Too Long
Drain tile will plug up with dirt and debris, and many times roots will invade over time. When roots begin plugging the house drains you might notice your sink does not empty as fast as usual. If the toilet has overflowed or come close to overflowing that may be a sign that your drains need to be cleared. When roots get as bad as seen in this picture on the left, you need a professional.
If your drain pipe (or French drain, perimeter drain, weeping tile etc.) needs a power flush we have the tools and experience for that. If you leave this type of problem too long it can cause cracks in the foundation which will lead to a worsening condition. If it has come to that, you are looking at foundation repair, which we also handle of course. Your better option is to maintain the drain tile by power flushing the perimeter drains on occasion. Here are a few City of Vancouver repair tips regarding local plumbers and how to find one you would like to hire.
If we catch root invasion in time we use a rooter machine to clear it out. The machine does a great job of clearing the lines and opens things up for a few seasons before roots creep back in again. Once you know you have a root problem you can schedule maintenance every few years and keep your drains ship-shape for a long time.
There are many sump pumps on the market so (if you need one) the trick is to find the best fit for the situation. Researching the market brings up a lot of advertisers, so we find it best to recommend brands we are familiar with. When in your home we are best able to recommend a suitable sump pump after assessing the situation.
Drain Tile Cleaning Vancouver BC – Perimeter Drain Services
By: Bernie Waslucia