Southeast Calgary Perimeter Drain Tile Installation Service, Replacement & Repairs
Highmark Plumbing can help with Southeast Calgary perimeter drain tile installation service, replacement & repairs. Perimeter drain tiles are an important part of managing roof run-off and groundwater flow around your home or business.
If you have even walked along the side of a gable roof and noted the small ditch beneath the eave, then you have observed a common effect of rainwater runoff from a roof. When enough water runs off a roof, it can develop into erosion or it can saturate your basement walls or foundations. Perhaps you are familiar with older basements where every rainstorm requires clean-up with a good shop vac. Perimeter drains can take care of both these problems. A perimeter drain, sometimes called a French drain, begins with a trench dug all the way around your building or beside and area that needs a little help moving the groundwater along to a different location. A layer of gravel is placed in the bottom of the trench, and is carefully graded to slope toward the direction the water should flow. Next, a permeable pipe is placed in the trench on top of the gravel. At one time, this might have been clay tile or concrete. Today, it is more likely to be corrugated plastic. Coarse rock and gravel – large enough not to sift into the holes in the pipe – is added around it and the top is backfilled with gravel and perhaps topped with some decorative rock.
Highmark Plumbing can help with Southeast Calgary perimeter drain tile installation service, replacement & repairs, call us at (403)407-5750 if this is of interest to you. We will be more than glad to help with a new installation or to troubleshoot and clear up an existing one.