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Perimeter Drains, Victoria BC

While many homeowners aren't aware that their house features perimeter drains, Victoria, BC homeowners can count on them being there, out of sight beneath the ground. Also referred to as weeping tiles, they are a crucial component for preventing serious water damage to a foundation and many houses have them installed when they are first built.

These sturdy, long-lasting structures are made to withstand a lot of wear and tear damage over the years, but they won't last forever. Eventually, you'll need the help of a qualified team of Victoria plumbers, such as the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, to replace your perimeter drains. Victoria, BC homeowners can rely on our team for outstanding service and top-quality workmanship.

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Perimeter Drain Inspection and Diagnosis

If your property is experiencing issues with water incursion, especially problems around the building foundation such as a leaky basement, a key suspect your plumber will investigate is the perimeter drains. Victoria, BC properties can suffer those types of problems for a number of reasons, so it's important to use diagnostic tools such as drain camera inspection to confirm that the problem lies with your foundation drainage system.

An area near the edge of a home covered in gravel that has been used to fill a hole containing a perimeter drain in Victoria, BC.

Perimeter Drain Repair Vs. Replacement

When it comes to modern perimeter drains, Victoria, BC houses typically have lengths of PVC piping that are perforated on the top to allow water to enter from above. They are fitted with a mesh sleeve to help keep out dirt, and then gravel is poured on top and across a slope that will encourage water to move toward the perimeter drain pipe. Then, soil is typically placed on top to conceal the installation. If the inspection process reveals that one part of the drainage system is damaged but the rest is in fairly good shape, our plumbers can carry out a localized repair or clear the blockage with hydro jetting rather than replacing the entire system.

If we're talking about older perimeter drains, Victoria, BC homeowners may find that instead of PVC, they have clay or concrete piping installed. There's nothing inherently wrong with that, but those materials are no longer used because they're just not as durable, long-lasting and easy to work with as plastic. If you're experiencing problems with older materials, it's likely the whole system will need replacement.

The perimeter of a home with gravel coating the ground after plumbers have dug and installed a perimeter drain in Victoria, BC.

A drain pipe at the bottom of a hole dug for a perimeter drain in Victoria, BC.

The images above were taken at a local residential property where our plumbers removed an older-style system and replaced it with new PVC piping. Victoria, BC plumbing professionals need to excavate a trench around the entire foundation of the building to perform a full-scale perimeter drain replacement, which means removing landscaping, exterior structures such as decks and more.

Need Repair or Replacement for Perimeter Drains? Victoria, BC Can Count On Mr. Rooter

Whether you need perimeter drain cleaning services, repairs or a complete replacement for your perimeter drains, Victoria, BC can count on the experienced team of plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Victoria. We also serve other nearby communities with Vancouver Island perimeter drains services, such as Sidney, Sooke and Saanich.

Get in touch with us today at (250) 475-1176 to learn more or schedule a service appointment.

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