2016 Soil Subsidance Causing San Diego Yard Floods
In San Diego, everything from root-infested and broken drain lines to soil issues all contribute to severe yard drainage issues.
Now, homeowners can add drought-instigated soil subsidence to that list.
As if California does not have enough environmental problems, our state is literally sinking due to the four-year drought. In sections of California’s central valley, farmers have over-pumped ground water, which has resulted in the land sinking 13 inches in the town of Corcoran alone. A large section of the California Aqueduct canal, which provides water to Southern California, has also sunk 13 inches. Geologists and other California scientists are working hard to identify other areas, and San Diego is on their list to examine closely.
Local San Diego plumbers are trying to get the word out to home and business owners that soil subsidence due to drought can wreak havoc on local drain lines. Getting drains thoroughly inspected identify collapsed and broken drain lines due to soil subsidence. Without inspection, yards, homes and businesses have a higher risk of flooding this year than most in recent southern California history.
The best way to combat the risk of flooded yards/sinking issues is through proper drainage. Luckily, several no-dig, convenient and affordable solutions exist to avoid yard and lot flooding that leads to expensive damage.
French Drain System: This drainage system is great when you know of a particular area of your yard where water tends to pool during a rain. A trench is dug into that problem area, which transports the collected water to other sections of your yard.
Sump Pump Pits: In this method, a device called a sump pump is placed into specially-dug pits, and then as the pits collect water, the pump clicks on and drains the excess water to another location. Though effective, installing these pumps can be pricey. But a safe, secure home free from flooding may be worth it.
Perforated Drain Pipes: Also called curtain drains, these perforated pipes are covered by trenches filled with gravel that move water downhill, away from the low lying areas of your yard. These pipes are usually lined with a a filter fabric cloth, which keeps dirt clogs away from the pipes.
Dry Well Method: If your yard has chronic drainage problems, this may be the method for you. As water collects into the well, it is then seeped out slowly, usually over a period of many days, to prevent immediate flooding. Pipes are frequently installed to direct the water to specific places of the yard.
Trenchless Pipe Re-lining: If video inspection indicates that your pipes are cracked and/or pitted, you may be a candidate for convenient, trenchless pipe re-lining. In this modern process, a powerful epoxy liner is shot into your pipes, sealing off any leaks. This method avoids digging and destruction. Our razor blade-equipped drain snakes can even cut through root intrusion. We clear out the debris with hydrojetting and then re-line the pipe. Collapsed and drastically damaged pipes may not be candidates for pipe re-lining.
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air Rectifies Yard Drain Issues Fast and Affordably
Do not let your home’s outdoor area go one more day without ensuring that your yard’s drainage can handle torrential rains. If left untreated, the pooled water can even seep into your home, causing mold and health issues for everyone.
Just contact Perry Plumbing at 619-472-2112, or visit our website at www.perryplumbing.com, and one of our qualified technicians your yard drainage issues. Whether it is your outdoor draining, or even indoor piping issues, our experts will gladly perform a complete inspection of your San Diego home’s overall plumbing situation. To save you some money in 2016, review our discounts and coupons here. Our 5-Star Google Plus and Yelp reviews will reassure you of our high-quality work, friendly demeanor, and prompt, reliable service. Remember: Perry Plumbing Heating & Air is a 2015 Torch Award Finalist from the Better Business Bureau; and received two national Contractor of the Year Awards from the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association, and from Contractor Magazine.