Today, AAADRAIN specialists would like to tell you about drain and storm drain repair.
Recently, we’ve ran into a situation where those two systems were running far from each other and the runoff was going in different directions. We replaced both the drain and the storm drain then installed two backwater valves – one for the storm drain, and another for the drain. Of course this is much more expensive than simply replacing one of the pipes. However, the systems were located relatively far from each other and pipe replacement would invite problems in the future.
Storm Drain Repair or Replacement?
There are numerous things to consider when cleaning, replacing storm drain pipes, or conducting storm drain repair. By storm drain pipes we mean pipes that are located underground, not the eaves-trough (eaves-troughs need to be cleaned once a year). First, make sure that your drain and storm drain systems do not have traps on their main lines. Traps are the cause of 99% of all drain problems. Additionally, its favorable to have two back-to-back clean-outs installed since they allow for much easier access to the drain system.
When to consider storm drain replacement
When replacing a drain system you must consider that drain systems usually are located close to each other (about 1 foot apart). Thus, if you’re going to be replacing your main drain line, consider replacing your storm drain as well instead of having to perform another storm drain repair in the future. This will save you money in the future as you won’t need to spend extra money to dig down to the systems again.
Additionally, consider the weather conditions when replacing your drain systems. when installing a backwater valve, eaves-troughs are turned off. Thus if there is a rainstorm, it is better to wait until fairer, dry conditions. Otherwise, you would have rainwater running on your surface. Finally, the drain system has a relatively stable load throughout the year, while the storm drain load depends on the weather.
Why you should choose AAADRAIN
Why choose us? AAADRAIN specialists have 15 years of experience solving various drain problems across GTA. All of our work is licensed and insured. We confidently provide warranties for decades. There are never any hidden fees or unnecessary procedures. Call us for a free consultation.