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Plumbers Midland Tx can help with all your pluming related needs! Again and again you hear and read about building damage in the basement, which are caused by moisture from the outside. The fact that standing water permanently on the wall of the house will have a rather unfavorable effect in the long term is obvious. But does every terrace need drainage? Or is sufficient enough slope, which is at least 1.5% and leads away from the house ? Today we try to answer these questions in the steda magazine for you.
Does my terrace need a drainage system?
This question can not be answered flat rate, but the used surface on the terrace surfaceprovides a great deal of information . One differentiates here namely water-permeable, water-permeable floor coverings, as well as water-impermeable coverings, which are not seepable.
Quick instructions for laying a drainage:First and foremost, you need to determine where the water from your drainage should go. If it is to be discharged into a sewer, you will need an official permit.
In addition, you should dig a small, about 40 cm deep pit for a leaching test . This is filled with 2 cm fine gravel or coarse sand and watered for about one hour. Check the water level regularly over the next half hour using a scale. If this sinks very little, infiltration is not possible. If the pit empties already in these 30 minutes, infiltration due to possible groundwater pollution can be a concern.
If necessary permits are obtained, plan the course of the drainage. The drainage pipe should run along the foundation walls of the house and open to the drain, or the sewer connection. The required ditch can be excavated with a spade or a hired mini excavator. The bottom of the trench should be covered with a filter fleece and filled with a 10 to 15 cm high layer of seep.
The drainage pipe should be laid with a gradient of 2% , this can be checked with the spirit level, with the lowest point being the connection to the drain. Do not forget to install a T-piece in the corners as well as a revision shaft for checking and cleaning.
When the drainage pipe is laid, it is connected to the duct. Then the ditch can be filled up with seep, about 50 cm high . This gravel area is again covered with a filter fleece as protection against contamination. Finally, you can fill up the remaining ditch with the excavation.