A drainage system is a fantastic thing, because it takes the water away from your home, and diverts it to wherever it needs to go. So as you can imagine, it is a very useful invention that will be with us for a long time, until a better system is designed. That being said, it all works perfectly, until it doesn't. That is because of a few reasons, including a build-up of debris over time that leads to the pipes not being able to flow as freely as they otherwise would have. This can lead to blockages which can obstruct the whole process and lead to water build-up.
So we have established that drains can get clogged up because, at its root cause, water runs through them, but it isn't always clean water. This can lead to a build-up of silt, which can cause your french drain to stop working as efficiently as it used to. If this happens, then your french drain is basically without purpose because the water damage that can occur becomes more probable. This is why we recommend contacting us for a drain inspection from time to time so that we can ensure that everything is working as it should be and that your investment was not for nothing.
As with all types of property improvements, there is always a level of maintenance that needs to be done for things to work as well as they should. Your french drain is no different and should be inspected regularly because if maintenance is needed, then it is better to spot the problem early so that it can be repaired, rather than waiting for it to be in a state beyond repair which would lead to it needing to be replaced. So like we always say, it is better to be safe than sorry. So contact us for a drain inspection so that we can ensure that yours is operating at the highest level.
Putting measures in place to protect your property can be costly. However, an important factor that should be considered alongside the cost of it all should be how long it will last. This is why we recommend that you have your french drain inspected from time to time because doing so can lead to increased longevity which at the end of the day means that you save money because it lasts longer. So if you want to increase the longevity of your french drains, then reach out to us and book an inspection so that we can make sure that everything is up to scratch.
What many people don’t realize about how their french drain system is installed, is that it was planned according to many factors, including the landscape and the slope so that the water can drain at optimal levels. That being said, changes in the immediate environment can have an impact on the effectiveness of your french drain. On top of that, additions of certain landscaping elements like fountains and walkways can also add to a change in how the drain operates. This is why it is important to have your french drains inspected from time to time, to avoid any unforeseen problems.