Proper drainage is a must. There are many types of drain solutions and Glenn Mechanical knows how to help you determine the correct one to alleviate your water drainage challenges.
A trench drain (also channel drain, line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain) is a specific type of floor drain containing a long trough or channel. Its purpose is the rapid evacuation of surface water or for the containment of chemical spills. It is covered with a grating which is flush with the adjoining surface. This type of drain can be made of concrete, metal or polymer based material and are characterized by narrow width and long length. The channel is often sloped to provide drainage.
Trench drains are are not the same as French drains, which consist of a perforated pipe that is buried in a gravel bed, and which are used to evacuate ground water. Call Glenn Mechanical if you are in need of the construction of a Trench Drain.
Water naturally flows downhill on the path of least resistance. A french drain uses that fact to guide water away from a structure, keeping it flood free. With a french drain, water will flow down a sloped trench filled with round gravel and into a pipe that takes the water some distance from your building. The water would be taken to the street, a well, a ditch, or some other low part of your property that you choose.
You know you need a french drain if you are getting water in your basement, your property is consistently soggy, or you are building a retaining wall on the side of a hill. Our technicians at Glenn Mechanical understand the mechanics behind french drains and can have them installed on your property quickly and efficiently to keep your home safe and dry.
Storm drains are designed to keep your parking lot, street, sidewalk, and other impervious surfaces free of flooding. You don't want your offices to be overrun with excess rain water due to a lack of proper draining outside. When a storm hits, you want the rain to drain into the main water line and not pool into your place of business while carrying trash and debris with it. Give Glenn Mechanical a call. We can determine where a storm drain should be installed, and have it installed properly.
If your place of business does not have gutters, rain can run off your roof beating your well-kept landscape to ruins. It can also settle against your building, seeping into your basement and causing flooding and mold. Avoiding these expensive emergencies are easy. By calling on our experts at Glenn Mechanical, you can have your existing gutter system properly equipped with proper drainage through an underground pipe to the main drain line. You can trust us to do the job with quality to keep you from worrying about flooding on your property.
Your yard and landscaping can erode from excess water if it does not have a proper draining system in place. This erosion can be dangerous to the health of your carefully groomed plants, and any standing water can attract harmful insects like mosquitos. Avoid these problems by asking our qualified plumbers to install a surface drain. We can talk you through options for catch basins, risers, and pop-up drainage emitters that would fit your landscaping needs.
Does water seem to collect on your patio? Whether from rain, pool areas, or outdoor showers, water could be destructive to your patio and the foundation of your home if allowed to collect near the walls of your house. Consider giving our technicians a call to install a drain on your patio. We have the proper equipment and education to install the right kind of drain for your space and have the water properly drain to the ditch or sewer. We can talk you through your drain cover options to find what will work best for your needs as well as for the beauty of your home, and we will do this without selling you something that you don't need.