Advanced Drainage Systems

Using A Drain Basin

By: - Home Improvement - September 13, 2011
advanced drainage systems using a drain basin

There are many systems for drainage.  Some are ancient and some are merely modern variations with a touch of technological wonder on those ancient inventions.  However, if you are looking for advanced drainage systems for special purposes, you might want to consider the Nyloplast drain basin.

The Nyloplast drain basin is one of many advanced drainage systems.  It acts as a place where the collection of drainage material can take place when two separate pipes are feeding into your drainage system.  It works by allowing you to have what is similar to a French drain close to the surface of your lawn or garden without having to worry about unsightly piping.  The two connecting pipes that drain from the basin are fed away from your home, giving two potential means of keeping unwanted water away from the foundation and thus if one gets backed up for some reason, the other is still able to help.

Now that you have an idea of one of the best advanced drainage systems available to you, will you settle on using the Nyloplast drain basin or something else? The choice is really yours, but the benefits of the basin are really seen through looking at the drainage system seen along many roads and highways.  These drains have allowed moisture to be drawn away to prevent accidents, but in your backyard the benefits to you are obvious.  Firstly, the drainage system keeps water from seeping into cracks in your concrete foundation and eventually making its way inside of your home via a basement or crawl space.  The cost of fixing that may not seem a lot at first until you realize that over time, no matter what you fill cracks with, the water will find another way in.  So, by allowing the drainage to move in two directions, your system will not sap away all the moisture from your garden, just ensure that any unused moisture is not causing structural damage elsewhere and most importantly that after a long hard winter, your garden is not sitting under a pond of its own making.  Thus under normal conditions, this might be your better choice.

Photo: drain – copyright 2011, Pudelek – reproduced under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 3.0 Unported, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:K%C3%BCstrin_-_alter_Strassenablauf.jpg


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