Drains are an essential element to all homes, persistent drain issues can make it impossible to have a dry basement. Malfunctioning drains often create a world of trouble for homeowners – Collapsed or broken sanitary sewers can make it impossible to continue with day to day tasks. In the case of sanitary sewer issues it is imperative to have fast and efficient solution in place, to avoid or eliminate the collection of sewage on a basement floor. In some cases these problematic drain lines can also cause water damage to your home, it is very common for old weeping tiles to stop functioning because they are plugged, and in some cases the clay surrounding the weeping tile acts as a water barrier and doesn’t allow the water to be channeled away from the house.
Main Sewer Lines
In mature neighborhoods sewer lines can be made of a variety of materials, including concrete pipe, Asbestos concrete pipe, volcanized pipe and most commonly in older homes clay pipe. Unfortunately all of these sewer pipe material have become obsolete and have been replaced with plastic alternatives. All of these obsolete materials run into issues with nearby trees and bushes. The general result is roots infiltrate the sewer system at each joint between pipe sections. As time goes on the roots continue to grow, in turn causing the sewer line to fracture, break down and eventually collapse.
The best permanent solution to this issue is to remove the compromised section of the main sewer line and replace it with an up to date composite pipe.
External Rainwater Discharge lines
Rainwater downspouts seems to be a common issue popping up in all neighborhoods. In many cases the downspouts are recommended to be disconnected to the sewer system, in the event of a severe rainstorm the city/regional sewer has a chance of being overwhelmed with water and sewage intake, and can cause the system to back up on the private side. The city/region recommends disconnecting all downspouts, which leaves the home owner with 2 options- discharge all rainwater right beside the house, or have the water channeled away from the house.
In this case our specialty is to install an underground discharge line for downspouts and sump pits. In both cases a suitable discharge area is established and piping is run underground to redirect water from the downspout or sump line to a more suitable area away from the house. This solution is a key factor in eliminating standing water around foundation walls.
Many homes have basement walkouts, flower beds surrounded by stone walls and low lying areas on their properties. The solution in this case is to install catch basin drains in these areas to eliminate pooling rainwater. In each of these proper rainwater management is essential as it eliminates pooling water and redirects it to a more appropriate location.Back
Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, St. Catharines, Grimsby
Remove & Restore Inc.
180 Second Road East, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3J3