The Importance of Perimeter Drainage For Your Home

Perimeter drainage in or around your home is essential to maintain the integrity of the foundation and prevent water damage. Regular drain tile cleaning plays a big role in maintaining proper drainage around the home. If you do not know the last time the perimeter drains were cleaned then it’s a good bet they will need to be flushed.

Without a proper drain system your home is vulnerable to seepage through the floor and foundation walls.

Once water damage starts, your repair bills get bigger every day you wait. Drains must be kept clear and on occasion you need a professional to cut out roots or remove objects like children’s toys from inside the drain.

Perimeter Drain Services

We have been fixing and repairing drain tile in Vancouver for decades now and have encountered pretty much every situation imaginable. Whatever drain problem you are experiencing right now we have the solution.

In many cases we can either clear the roots, mud or blockages with a power snake. Then we flush the drains with a powerful hose to clear everything out.

If needed we use a sewer camera to find the trouble spot and take appropriate measures. In all cases we find the most cost effective solution. We will talk things over with you before going ahead with anything expensive and you will be given a written estimate if extensive work is required. If foundation repair is needed we know the right people and will be happy to oversee the job for you.

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French Drain Systems And Drain Tile

french drainA French drain system also know as drain tile, weeping tile, or perimeter drainage is designed to move water away from the foundation of your home. Most homes are built with proper drainage, but over time land can shift because of erosion or the drains plug up. When water is not being directed away from the home properly problems start to escalate.

Unfortunately for many people these types of problems are not apparent until something drastic like a wet basement happens. There are numerous reasons why water can get into the basement but regardless of that, if it is happening to you right now you need immediate professional advice.

Water seeping into the home can cause mold to grow, ruin your basement walls and destroy the look of your house. Keeping the drain systems functioning properly is every homeowners responsibility. Neglecting the simple task of drain tile cleaning around your home every couple years is asking for trouble. If you don’t maintain your perimeter drainage system by having it flushed at least every two years, you may need to dig up the old drains and replace them. This video show what is involved in when drain tile replacement is required.

How Perimeter Drains are Installed


DIY drain installation can be a daunting task. If you don’t have the right equipment, time or experience call a professional to do the work. We have the right equipment and expertise to get the job done quickly. This is the kind of thing you want done right the first time.

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