From minor problems that are easy to overlook to more serious issues that require major reconstruction efforts, drainage problems can occur. These problems can occur when the drainage system becomes aging and requires repair, when outside circumstances cause damage or when insufficient infrastructure is in place to handle sudden changes in terrain caused by floods or construction. Water will flood commercial and residential areas if there is no drainage system in place.
This can result in damaged foundations, flooding basements and mold growth, as well as a host of drainage problems. Regular inspections and maintenance are necessary to prevent costly reconstruction.
Signs That You Have a Problem with Your Drainage System
It can be difficult to spot a problem with water drainage. Sometimes it’s obvious that something is wrong, but other times the signs can be subtle and hard to spot. Keep an eye out for signs like poor-performing gutters or soggy areas in your yard, a pooled water area around your foundation, slow-flowing drainage systems, and other warning signs . Drainage problems can be detected early.
Here are some signs that indicate a problem:
A blocked drainage system in your home can cause a lot of inconvenience. Clogged drains, slow-draining toilets, and toilet bowls that are not functioning properly all indicate a blocked drainage system. Blockages usually occur when coffee grounds, hair, tissue, fat, or other oily residues are improperly flushed down the drains.
Some people try to solve the problem quickly by pouring hot water down the pipes, or using a plunger or pressure washer to suction and apply pressure. This may provide temporary relief but it is not a good idea to call a professional drainage company if you have more serious problems.
Broken or Displaced Joints
It is important to protect your pipes from ground instability and make repairs. These unexpected events can cause damage or displacement to your pipes. If the pipeline supports something valuable, it could lead to structural collapse and leakage. This type of problem should be reported to a professional.
Cracks and Fractures
Regular use and pressure buildup over time can cause fractures in drainpipes. These fractures are more likely to occur at the joints where two pipe sections connect together. Sometimes, however, fractures may occur farther along the pipe’s length, making it difficult to identify. Water can seep through cracks and cause damage to the ground structure.
Preventative measures like inspecting pipes regularly and repairing broken sections can help to avoid costly repairs down the road.
Roots Damaging Pipes
Pipelines are subject to severe, but not avoidable, tree root penetration. Tree roots can reach deep into the ground and block the pipes. This can cause wastewater and foul odors to seep out. It is important that conduct regular inspections of pipelines near trees and other vegetation in order to prevent these situations.
A collapsed drainage tube is a serious problem. It can not only stop wastewater from flowing properly, but it can also cause other problems in the area. An increase in soil moisture can encourage mold growth and weaken the foundation. This means that any pipe discovered to have collapsed must be repaired immediately to avoid further damage.
Erosion is another drainage problem. Talk to an expert. Storm chambers can be used to address drainage issues caused by water from downspouts. Storm chambers capture rainwater runoff from gutters, redirect it away from your home and yard, and reduce the possibility of erosion.
Soggy Lawn Spots
Are you noticing a damp area in your yard that doesn’t dry out? The problem could be caused by underground springs. They could be right in front of your lawn, and as the pressure builds, the soggy spots will rise to the surface. You could also have large depressions in the landscape, or an improper pitch and slope. A professional can help you with drainage and water infiltration issues. These professionals can diagnose and help you identify the problem in your yard.
Call M & B Services for Your Drainage System Problems
M & B Services can provide you with cutting-edge drainage solutions in the Twin Cities. M & B Services offers a range of services to residential and commercial customers, offering a wide variety of solutions that will suit your needs. We know drainage systems come in many shapes and serves different purposes. Let us help you find the right system to meet your needs! We have a large inventory of high quality materials so you can be sure that your needs will be met by experts who are well-versed in the field. Get in touch today.