Common Causes for Poor Drainage

Water is becoming a big problem for a lot of properties in the United States. Because of its formless nature, it can easily pass through any given space and be absorbed or collected in there. Prolonging its welcome can further develop into various disasters, some which include: mold and mildew, wood rotting, structural weakening, and foul smelling odors. To lessen the extent of the negative effect, drainage systems do their job to remove the liquid from your homes. However, there will come a time wherein your drainage system will experience a couple of problems, which can horribly go wrong if they are not addressed accordingly.

Your systems can be inconvenienced in various ways. Here are some of the most common, and how they can affect your properties.

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Poor Drainage


Depending on the size of your drain’s opening, there are a lot of things that can get caught in the tubes. Materials that ranged from amassed particles to big rocks and stones can perpetually stall the water from exiting the pipes. When this happens, the liquid will resurface from where it came and bring in all types of bacteria and toxins due to backed up sewage lines.

System is made from Cheap Materials

If your current drainage systems are made from old or cheap material, the pressure of the water can easily break or rust-up the line – causing your system to leak. The excess liquid can freely spread throughout your properties, and cause major architectural damage to your basements, crawl spaces, foundations, and the like. Drainage System is busted

Drainage System is busted

One likely suspect of a busted drainage system is a burst pipe. Too much pressure can rip the pipes open, and it is usually caused by frozen water pipes or a blocked passageway.

Poor Ventilation

Ventilation is important when it comes to the water flow. For the liquid to pass seamlessly through your drainage system, the pipes must be free from creating too much pressure, and having poor ventilation in your plumbing system can hinder that from happening.

If your drainage system is experiencing a problem, it is best to contact the professionals. Though it is easy to access numerous DIYs, nothing beats seeing an expert at work. If you suspect that your foundation has been severely damaged by poor drainage systems, contact Foundation Rescue Team, to have the situation resolved pronto.

It is possible that your drainage system is installed within the areas of your foundations, and if something bad happens to your systems, it is likely that the surrounding spaces are affected, as well. We can repair all sorts of foundation damage to both residential and commercial properties. Give us a call at: 844-406-0505 for a FREE inspection, or visit our contact page for further questions and details.