Residential drainage systems form an integral part of the entire home maintenance system. Remnants of food, grease, oil, hair, soap and several other particles go down the drain. Improper drainage can lead to a buildup of water, causing a place for mould, mildew and fungus to breed, and structural damage, leading to several allergies and respiratory diseases. Drains are a tract that takes out the waste from our home, so its efficiency is vital. Here are the different types of residential drainage systems.
Surface Drainage Systems
As the name suggests, surface drainage systems are responsible for the removal of excess surface water. It consists of shallow ditches dug in a parallel pattern, which provides a passage that leads water away from home to the main drain. This drainage system eliminates the accumulation of standing water in residence, reducing the risk of water pooling and flooding; hence, it is necessary for every home.
Sub-Surface Drainage Systems
A sub-surface drainage system is built beneath a soil layer to remove excess water at the root level, preventing waterlogging. If water is logged in the soil for too long, it can cause the trees and plants to shed off. This drainage system requires deep digging of trenches and the installation of underground pipes. Also, a collector needs to be installed to pump out the water collected in these pipes.
Slope Drainage Systems
Slope drainage is one of the most common residential drainage systems. It allows water to flow downwards, taking advantage of the naturally inclined slope. This water is flown down, using the inclined pipes that carry the excess water away from the residence. These pipes are either made of plastic or metal, appropriately fixed to cause no harm to children and pet animals.
Downspout and Gutter Systems
Downspout drainage systems are connected to the gutter system from the roof to all the way down. Downspout works by catching the water from the drains and diverting it away from the residential property. This drainage system is considered one of the most effective among all. It empties the water on a slope so that the water does not pool at the downspout base. It is made of either steel, aluminum or copper.
Having an effective and efficient residential drainage system is crucial to avoid water accumulation in and around your property. Such clogs and build-ups can cause significant damage to your walls, the aesthetic appearance of the property, and most importantly, affect you and your family’s health. To ensure high standard drainage system installation in your residence, get in touch with Capital Plumbing and Heating. Our team of experienced and skilled professionals will ensure quality installation and maintenance of the drainage system. We provide reliable and affordable services. Contact us today!