Problems with Clay Drain Tile

drain tile replacement in VancouverOlder homes have a particular appeal. They are often charming and remind us of a happy childhood. Sometimes, though, there can be serious issues with aging home components that are not as effective or as efficient today as they once were.

One factor to consider when purchasing a pre-1960 house is the drain tile system, which diverts groundwater away from the foundation and basement. High Mark Plumbing specializes in maintenance, repair and drain tile replacement in Vancouver.

Decades ago, drain tile or French drains were constructed from clay tile placed in sections with small gaps between each one to ensure proper drainage. Over time, clay drain tile deteriorates and loses its effectiveness. Severe cracks or breaks and pieces moved out of place can allow roots and dirt to accumulate within the drain tile to form clogs that permit water to back up around a home or flood a basement. This can ultimately lead to water damage from mold, mildew, cracks and leaks in the home.

The specially trained plumbers at High Mark Plumbing can evaluate your clay drain tile system to determine if a repair is sufficient to solve the problem or if you require drain tile replacement in Vancouver. It is definitely less expensive for a repair but if the clay drain tile is beyond salvage, replacing it will save you money in the long run. Instead of outdated clay, we will use the more modern perforated PVC that is much more durable.

Schedule an appointment today with High Mark Plumbing at (604) 945-6060. We look forward to assisting you with your drain tile needs.