Residential Drainage Problem Signs
Drainage patterns at a home can change over time and previously installed systems during home construction or ones that used older equipment can become problematic over time. Drainage systems can fail for many reasons and this doesn’t always result in a sudden failure or cease in function. Often a failing drainage system provides many signs of deterioration or warning signs long before a total failure. Some of the most common reasons and warning signs are below.
Reasons for Failure:
- Design errors
- Improper construction practices
- Improper materials
- Foundation issues
- Deteriorated materials
Warning Signs for Failure:
- Basement water intrusion
- Water ponding around system
- Low flow at drain output
- Erosion of backfill
- Undermining around foundations
If you notice any of these warning signs, it is important to get in touch with a professional that can implement the proper drainage solutions to prevent damage to your home or yard.