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Maintaining your home drainage system

In this era of climate change when the rains come with heavy flooding, a good drainage channel becomes inevitable. For you to have a comfortable and safe home living, the home drainage system should be correctly installed. If the installation is poorly done, it could lead to a plethora of problems.

Construction experts opine that the drainage is an essential element of good home design. If the need to replace the building drainage in your home arises, there are certain considerations and planning take note of. Below are a few dos and don’ts to consider in a home drainage system.

The dos

Drainage pipe

*Keep your gutters and drain pipes clean and free from leaves, trash and debris. *Ensure that trenches, which lead from the opening of a gutter or drainage pipe, are free from obtrusions or items that would allow water to collect or build up.

*Place gravel along the footers of the house to prevent water build up and seepage back into the crawl space or basement.

*Use “L” shaped elbows that allow drain from the roof gutters to flow outward away from the house.

Don’ts

*Neglect your gutters or drain pipe and opt for an ‘every once in a while’ cleaning approach.

* ack sand or soil into the footers along the base of the house.

*Allow gutter drainage pipes to drain directly downward into the footer area along the base of your house. Remembering these simple guidelines can save you a lot of common headaches that are associated with your home drainage system.

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