What are perimeter drains?
Perimeter drains or drain tile are the drains that collect ground water around your home at the footing
at the base of the wall. They are there to protect your basement or crawl space from the intrusion of water.
Why should they be cleaned?
Over time sediment and debris can collect in the drainage system and can lead to a blockage. If this occurs
ground water can no longer be safely removed from around your home - this can lead to flooding in your
basement and cause extensive damage. It is recommended to have your perimeter drain system flushed
on a regular basis. (approximately 3 years apart)
How are the drains flushed?
The drains are cleaned by hydro scrubbing - this involves sending a high pressure water line through the
system to break up and remove the silt and clean the inside of the pipes so that they are like new again.
When should I clean my drains?
Perimeter drains can be cleaned at any time of year but to be proactive have them cleaned before Winter
and be protected against the worst weather.
"Out of site, out of mind" Unfortunately this us what can happen over time.
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