Storm Water Drainage – What You Need To Know

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Storm Water Drainage – What You Need To Know

For home builders and renovators, it is pertinent to consider a storm water drainage system for in or around your home or business. For climates and locations especially prone to adverse weather, it can be an extremely effective addition to any structure to ensure damage prevention from harsh storm water. Nowadays, most new structures seriously consider this inclusion to the building process in some way or another, in order to guard against the long term potential damages that can come from water issues.


Structures with large flat roofs often need storm drainage in order to clear trapped water, as the risk of water pooling on the flat surface and causing a heavy weight to damage the structure is high with severe rainfall. Roof drains are many and varied, depending on the size and function of the structure. There are also vertical drains available, which carry water into a much larger building drain below ground. These are known as Rain Water Leaders.


Storm water may not be a high concern for all homes and buildings, though in the construction process, there can be systems put in place that are effective for not just dealing with adverse storm water, but other water damage risks. Weeping Tile is a construction component that is placed around the foot of a wall during the building process of the foundations. This ensures that ground water is trapped and drained before the water can penetrate the foundation. Other forms of drainage are gutter systems and downspouts. These can be connected to the weeping tile also. For larger, more public buildings, a Storm Sewer is a drainage system, which begins outside the building, leading the storm water to a public system.


It is apparent that there are many types of drainage systems for storm water, and choosing the right one for your property requires a consideration of multiple factors, including location, building style, size and personal preferences. For professional help when considering leaks, contact the Leak Doctor.