Are Trench Drains a Good Drainage Solution?
An effective drainage system is known as the Trench Drain. It has many different names and can also be known as a channel drain, line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain. Its primary purpose is to capture any surface water around your home and properly drain it away from your foundation. They have a trough or channel-shaped body that can quickly drain surface water.
It primarily prevents water from entering your home through doorways and stairways. As the water tries to enter through these areas, the Trench Drain collects the water and drains it to a perimeter drainage system or to a sump pump.
An important part of the Trench Drain working properly is keeping it clean so that it does not clog. It is designed with a removable cover to clean out the system if it ever gets clogged with leaves or other debris. It also includes a flange side that allows it to anchor into the concrete floor.
Installing a Trench Drain comes with many different benefits. Since it captures any surface water, it prevents that water from pooling around your foundation walls and causing foundation damage. If water were to pool around your foundation, it can seep through any cracks in your foundation walls and enter your basement.
Once the water enters your basement, it can cause extensive water damage to your home. If the water is left untreated, it can cause flooding, mold growth, musty odors, or pest infestation. To avoid these issues, it’s important to install a Trench Drain to capture the water a channel it far away from your home.
The specialists at MidAmerica Basement Systems can install a Trench Drain to protect your home from water damage. We have helped homeowners protect their homes for nearly 30 years. Our waterproofing drainage systems protect your home from extensive water damage. Contact us today for your free quote!