Categories for Drainage

Why Routinely Pumping Your Septic Tank Is Important

March 20, 2023

Why Routinely Pumping Your Septic Tank Is Important Your septic system is designed to treat wastewater and prevent it from causing pollution in the soil and groundwater. Over time, the wastewater in your septic tank goes through a settling process that separates the solids and scum from the water. If you don’t pump your septic tank routinely, it can lead to serious problems. You could end up with a flooded lawn, backed up drains, and an unhealthy home environment. Prevents Flooding If you are a rural dweller and choose to have a septic tank for your home, it is vital... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Trench Drains and French Drains?

October 28, 2021

Do you need to install a drainage system for your property? If so, it’s important to understand the different types of surface drainage systems. Two of the main types are French drains and trench drains. The main difference between French drain and trench drain systems are where they manage the water. French drains remove groundwater, while trench drains remove surface water before it enters the ground. Read on to discover how each system works in more detail. French drains Invented by Henry French of Massachusetts (not France), French drains are designed to remove groundwater. They feature a trench that is... View Article

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