Rain water not draining away? There are a number of possible causes. Here we take a look at the reasons why water is not draining away from your home or premises.
Reasons for rain water not draining away:
- Blocked Drain
- Heavy Rain
- Broken Drain
- Inadequate Drainage
If there is a blockage in your drainage system this will prevent rain water from draining away. A drain blockage can quickly become a hazard and compromise health or potentially threaten the integrity of the structure of your property if it is not unblocked.
After heavy rain debris such as leaves and dirt can be washed into the drainage system and reduce the rate at which the water can drain away. In extreme downpours manholes, surface drains and pipework can be overloaded with the volume of rain.
If a drain is cracked due to root ingress, extreme temperature changes or earth movement it can allow dirt and debris to enter the drainage system causing a blockage. It can also mean that the rain water cannot drain away through the appropriate route and will result in water pooling around your property.
Inadequate Rain Water Drainage
In some circumstances your drainage system may be inadequate for the the location, volume of water or environment. Older drainage pipes may not be large enough to manage high volumes of water run off in highly built up areas.
How to improve drainage
- Ensure all drains are clear
- Inspect drains for cracks and root ingress
- Check gutter system is in good repair to channel the water into the drainage system
- Increase ground slope around your home
- Install a French drain to redirect water away from your property
Inadequate drainage of rain water ruins soils, keeps ground-water tables high, causes standing water and localised flooding. It is important to maintain your drains to ensure they are kept clear and in good repair to allow them to work effectively and avoid issues with rain water not draining away. If you are having drainage issues get in touch with Alton Pump Services on 01420 561661.