Drainage Problems | Plumber in Fort Worth
Heavy rain can lead to excessive water standing on your lawn. It can especially be a problem for those homeowners with an incline draining water towards their homes foundation or basement. Other causes of flooding can be heavy clay soil, or lack of a slope against your home’s foundation. Potential damage can occur to your home related to the flooding of the foundation or basement. The simple solution to prevent this may be a French drain or even a sump pump installed by a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth.
A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock, or containing a perforated pipe installed for the purpose of redirecting water away from a desired area.
French drains utilize a textile to prevent roots from entering the system and clogging it. Eventually however, French drains will require maintenance and cleaning out. On average this maintenance is required about every ten years. Conditions are individual though, and a French drain can clog overnight, causing flooding to your basement or foundation.
The installation of a French drain requires a consistent slope for the water to drain, and gravel underneath and above the pipe.
Digging the ditch for a French drain is rather complicated for those not trained to do so. The determining factors such as slope, length, and location will depend upon the individual lawn, its terrain, and the factors involving the water. A number of trenches may be required to drain the water away from your home’s foundation. In some cases, only a sump pump professionally installed by a plumber in Fort Worth will effectively protect your home from flooding.
Each case is individual and is best determined by an experienced and knowledgeable professional to ensure the best solution for your home. When you desire the expertise of a professional, call a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth.
If the water volume is greater than a French drain can handle, a sump pump may be the best solution. A sump pump is a pump that removes water collected in a sump pit, located in a basement or the crawlspace of a home. The sump pump utilizes a float, that when raised to a particular level in the pit activates the pump to run. Water is then pumped out and away from your home through drainage lines. The installation of a sump pump should be provided by a professional plumber in Fort Worth for the best results.
Each home and lawn has its own challenges in regards to drainage. Only a professional can provide an accurate determination of the best solution for your home. In some cases large hills feed more water than is practical to remove, especially during times of extremely heavy rain. For these cases, and French drains may be insufficient, and a sump pump may be the best alternative for a basement that routinely floods.
If your basement routinely floods, and slope isn’t the problem, a sump pump may be your best choice. Keep in mind, that other factors may be the cause.
For example, if your gutter system terminates close to your foundation the water may be infiltrating the basement. Appropriate gutter drainage that terminates well away from your homes foundation may solve the problem. An additional common problem is the lack of slope against the foundation, especially for homes without gutters.
Ground water that is close to the surface may be part of the problem. In this case a sump pump will be the best solution. A professional plumber in Fort Worth can determine if this is the cause of your flooded basement.
If excessive water and flooding of your homes foundation or basement is a problem call the professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. We will provide an in depth assessment of your homes drainage problems, and provide you with the options for the solution. When you require experience, reliability and expertise call a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth.