Drainage is the procedure that is done to get rid of both sub-surface and surface water from different places around your landscape. The primary goal of drainage systems is to take waste matter from an area and remove it from the premises so that a building can remain in a healthy condition. There are a few different types of residential drainage systems, and they each serve different purposes. Let’s take a look at them.
Surface Drainage Systems
These systems have shallow ditches that function as canals for all of the runoff water that your yard may experience. Once water reaches these ditches, it will then be navigated towards the main drain so that water doesn’t cause any flooding or pooling.
These systems are also referred to as French drains. These drains get installed underneath the soil’s topmost layer in order to get rid of any extra water that is pooling around root level. There is also a big collector drain that is used to gather all of the water that the pipes bring in.
Slope Drainage Systems
A slope system functions as the name may suggest; pipes are formed into a downward slope, and water flows downward using these pipes. This way, water can easily travel along these pipes and be taken away from your home’s structure.
Downspout and Gutter Systems
The purpose of downspouts is to take water that comes from the gutters, and direct that water towards the ground. Typically, a downspout will be connected with some sort of guttering system, and it will help take water that is on your roof and bring that water to the ground. Downspouts will empty out your water by using a slope because this way, water doesn’t end up piling up at the bottom of your downspout.
Which System Should You Install?
As we saw here today, not all drainage systems function the same way. Therefore, the drainage system for you will depend on the layout of your landscape. It’s often best to consult a professional drainage company for advice on what kind of system is best for your situation. It’s also likely that they will be able to assist you with the installation, which helps you avoid running into potential errors with your system in the future.
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