Indoor Drainage Systems

Indoor Drainage Systems

So what happens to all that water that we use from our faucets, tubs, showers and sinks and where does it actually go to? It is right to assume that it actually goes somewhere. This is the reason whey the plumbing and drainage system are extremely important in the home. The indoor drainage system of your home carries waste and used water, otherwise known as gray water to the sewer system or the septic tank that is outside. The indoor drainage system has been around for as long as plumbing has been and so there are not too many changes as far as components are concerned.

Some improvements that have taken place in the drainage systems have had to do with piping materials and as days move on we may expect just a few changes if any. There are code requirements that change often and they dictate the direction indoor drainage systems usually take.  The drain pipe sizing and configurations are usually based on the layout of the home regardless of how many bathrooms are found in the home. In older homes you will find that drain pipe materials are made of thin walled stainless steel, lead, cast iron or copper. The copper steal and lead are almost always found under the sinks whereas the cast iron is to be found on basements or crawlspaces. Leaks become very common especially in the joints some of which become susceptible to rust or corrosion. These are called failure points within the indoor drainage systems and it is at this points that problems are usually eminent. PVC piping has taken the place of many of these old metal pieces because they are not only affordable but are also durable and clean. When it is time to do any repairs to the old metal piping it may be a good idea to replace as much of it as possible so as to reduce the incidence of leaks as much as possible.

For many people whose homes are built on basements the indoor drainage system is usually visible from there apart from those cases where the basement is finished. Even though cast iron was the material of choice for many years in the past, it is prone to leaks related to corrosion after some time. It is when waste accumulates along the interior of the pipes that leaks get to develop after many years. Checking that your indoor drainage system is working constantly is the best way to keep it going and prevent any potential disaster.

Home Drainage Systems

Home Drainage Systems

Home drainage systems incorporate several aspects and locations within the home, providing an all-encompassing solution to excess moisture, leaks, and humidity where they aren’t wanted. While many of the components of these systems can be set up and even maintained by the homeowner, it’s important to keep an eye out for problems that may be too difficult for anyone but a professional to solve. Approaching the building of a new drainage system or the maintenance of an existing one step by step will help ensure the environmental safety, material security and to a certain extent even health of the home.

A good approach to take is securing the inside of the home, going outwards, against leaks. Knowing where problem spots are can help isolate where external solutions may need to be applied. When checking indoors for leaks, be sure to start from the ground floor upwards, which means beginning in the basement or lowest level of the house and working up. Basements are typically problem areas for damp conditions and leaks that can lead to potentially toxic mold or mildew. Look for dark spots in concrete flooring or walls, particularly after a heavy rain or snowfall, as well as the more obvious puddles in corners or joining areas of the house.

House drainage systems can incorporate products like a sump pump or garage floor drain to pull water away from the home and deposit it a safe distance from the foundation. In areas where water can pool or divert back towards the house as rainfall collects, outdoor help like good gutters and driveway culverts prevent water from ever even coming into contact with areas where it might seep in. With items like these, it is important to select good quality from the start, both for the product itself as well as your go-to company when you need help or advice in caring for them. Dr. Pipe drain and plumbing services specialize in making sure your home drainage systems work great and stay dependable!

When setting up drainage systems, be sure to consult an experts like the drainage gurus at Dr. Pipe. Even a small mistake could be a costly one if your system fails, or even worse, neglects to include an important component to the overall system. Even the best how-to book is no substitute for a professional when things go awry, so if you’re having trouble be sure to pick up a phone before picking up a wrench!

What Is Weeping Tile And How Do You Install It

What Is Weeping Tile And

How Do You Install It

Actually it is not tile as we have come to know it. Weeping tile generally refers to a mode of piping that is used in drainage systems. They are used mostly for underground drainage. We see a lot of basement weeping tile installation in addition to the sump pump. It is a porous pipe system laid on in what is known as aggregate formation to allow collection of extra water from the ground. This in effects prevents the groundwater from over saturating the surrounding soil.

They are a very simple design, generally made of hard plastic. The sides of the pipe are cut lengthwise in a series of minute slits. These are what collect the water from the ground allowing it to flow down the pipes. Weeping tiles are used in conjunction with sump pumps or laid out to end in a sewer line.

The rocks or stones that you would find around the weeping tiles are there to prevent the pipes from getting clogged with dirt. This means the dirt stays out and the water flows in. weeping tiles increases the efficiency of many of our regular drainage systems. Some farmers use this type of system for irrigation.

They are installed just below the concrete in basements that are using sump pumps. Excess moisture is allowed to seep through the gravel and is collected by the pipes and drained away. They are great for lowering humidity and for the prevention of mold growth in the enclosed area. Installing these with your sump pump can be a bit costly but nothing like you would have to spend to remodel the entire basement.

Installation of the weeping tile is best left to professionals although there are a few who will attempt to do the job themselves. Contacting Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing can save you time and money on the installation. Time because they have installed hundreds and know the right way to do it and money because it cost less to do it right than to correct a mistake. If you are dead set on doing it yourself visit drpipe.ca for more information weeping tile installation.

If your problem is soggy lawn syndrome installing weeping pipes underneath the lawn will greatly diminish the amount of water there. This is a practice used in areas that get a lot of rainfall.