Drainage Terms to Know
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It is important to understand the terminology when it comes to discussing drainage systems. You want to be sure to take advantage of the options available to you and know what you are getting.
A French drain and surface drain used in conjunction with each other in the same trench to remove excessive ground and surface water from around a foundation.
POP UP VALVE
Sometimes act as the discharge point of a drainage system, opening easily when needed to allow water to flow freely from the pipe and away from structural foundations. The patented spring-loaded cap opens with the hydrostatic pressure of water flowing through the drain pipe, then closes as the flow diminishes.
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This is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water collecting sump. Sump pump systems are used when a drainage system (French or Surface) or basement waterproofing systems is unable to be discharged with gravity alone. In that case, water is channeled to a collection area known as a sump. Once the collection water reaches a certain volume a submersible pump is used to pump the water away.