5 Common Drainage Problems You Should Know About
Since 1974, Canessco Services Inc. has been handling waste management jobs around Edmonton, including drain cleaning, water jetting, liquid waste disposal, and more. When you've been in this business for as long as we have, there are a few problems that you see over and over again. Here are just five common drainage issues that you should know about.
1. Your yard is sloping in the wrong direction
Drainage isn’t just about pipes and sewers. It’s also about your yard. While rain water eventually gets channelled into our municipal sewer system, there are a lot of potential problems that can occur before it gets to the pipes. Your yard should slope in a way that directs water away from your home and toward the appropriate drains. If your yard slopes incorrectly, it can trap water near your home and greatly increase the risk of flooding.
2. Your walkways are preventing water flow
Paths in your yard are great landscaping features. However, if they're laid without paying attention to the direction of water flow, they can end up acting as dams and prevent water from flowing away from your home. This can end up causing a lot of damage.
3. Problems with ground water might start higher up
Eavestroughs and downspouts can be just as problematic as an incorrectly sloping yard. If your eavestrough is blocked with leaves, for instance, the water will have nowhere to go but over the side. The falling water can then pool next to your home and, over time, cause massive damage to your home’s foundation.
4. Underground pipes can be an invisible problem
If you notice mysterious damp areas in your yard or pools of water with no clear source, the problem may come from below. Cracked pipes under the ground can cause a lot of damage to your yard and your home’s foundation.
5. Are there any other sources of water near you?
Rainwater and municipal water supplies are only two ways that water can find its way into your yard. If your home is located near a lake, river or reservoir, you should be aware that your yard may be prone to flooding. These bodies of water can overflow for a variety of reasons, so you should be sure that your yard can safely channel large influxes of water away from your home.
At Canessco Services Inc. we're standing by to provide any waste disposal services your property in Edmonton might need, including drain cleaning or water jetting. We're family owned and operated and want all our customers to get the best service possible. Contact us today to find out how we can be of service.