Hagerstown, MD Drain Tile Systems
While it is not common in every home, there are many homes in the Hagerstown, MD area that suffer from water in the basement or in crawl spaces beneath the home. This buildup of water can be a major problem if not properly dealt with immediately. Over time, it can cause damage to your foundation, result in damage to your possessions or precipitate the growth of mold and mildew.
For these reasons, Larry & Sons recommends installing a drain tile system in your home to funnel water away from your basement and keep it dry.
How a Drain Tile System Installation Works
A drain tile system is very simple. Essentially, it is a system of porous gravel and pipes with grates in them installed around your property that will funnel water away from your home before it can enter your basement.
We start by identifying the source of any water leaks into your home and the water grade that supplies them. We then dig a ditch around your property and install in it a series of drain tiles which look very much like pipes with holes in them to allow water in. Above the drain tiles, we fill the ditch with gravel, which is much more porous than concrete. Since water flows to the path of least resistance, it will always go through the gravel and into the pipes instead of into your basement through concrete walls.
As a result, we can direct the water wherever we like, either to a storm grate or drain pipe or to a sump pit where a pump can remove it. The entire process works seamlessly, and you will never even notice it is there because it effectively removes water before you see it.
Having a Drain Tile System Installed in Your Hagerstown, MD Area Home
If you are interested in having a drain tile system installed in your home, the first step is to contact someone from Larry & Sons and ask them about exactly what options there are for your home. We will then visit your home and perform a thorough inspection of your property, determining how best to install the system and where the water can be directed to flow.
If you are interested in having a new drain tile system installed or if your current drain tile system is not working properly for any reason, call Larry & Sons today. Our drain tile system experts are available to help you get the most out of your system whether it is brand new or existing and needs upgrades. Larry & Sons provides top quality plumbing services in Hagerstown, Frederick, MD, and the surrounding area.