Types of  Residential Drainage Systems

The purpose of residential drainage systems is to remove excess water from around your home. The type will depend on the layout of the property to help with the prevention of floods and water damage to lawns, driveways, walkways and roofs. There are four main types of drainage systems:

Surface Drainage

Subsurface Drainage

Downspout and Gutter Drainage

Slope Drainage

Issues with drainage systems

What to look for

  • \Indoor flooding
  • \Water buildup outside
  • \Overflowing gutters
  • \Strange odor
  • \High water bill


Why is my lawn flooding?

If rainwater is collecting in your yard, you have a drainage problem that needs to be addressed or damage to your landscaping can occur. Drainage issues can be handled in many ways. Contact MidCity Plumbers to prepared to inspect, diagnose and create solutions to make the process as simple as possible.

Why is my lawn bubbling?

If you see water rising or bubbling, the most likely cause is a ruptured water line, bursting water pipe or broken irrigation system. This can cause extensive damage to your lawn. Contact MidCity Plumbers for an emergency plumber to diagnose the problem and make a plan for repairs.

Why is water spilling over the gutter?

There could be a number of reasons why water is overflowing in the gutter, such as improperly installed or clogged gutters and downspouts. To solve this problem, clean out gutters and downspout every fall to prevent build up and contact MidCity Plumbers to professionally install drain systems.

What causes drainage problems?

Drainage problems can be caused by yard slopes and improper installation of drain systems, such as gutters and downspouts leading to clogs. Incorrect drainage can become bigger issues if left as is. Contact MidCity Plumbers for drainage services you can rely on.

How do I know if my drain is blocked?

Unfortunately, you won’t know your drain is blocked until the water is backed up and entering your home. The best way to prevent blocks is to schedule regular maintenance with MidCity Plumbers to ensure everything is in working order.

How often should I clean my drainage system?

Depending on how old the drainage system is and which area, it is recommended that they be professionally cleaned twice a year. The service should be done by a professional plumber with expertise on using a high powered water jet to minimize damage and use of chemicals in the pipes.

I have a leak in my basement. Do I have to replace my entire drainage system?

There could be many reasons why there is a leak in the basement, such as improperly installed pipes, gutters or slopes. Excessive moisture can lead to structural damage and increase the potential growth of bacteria and mold. Experienced technicians at MidCity Plumbers can come to evaluate and diagnose the problem and offer a solution.

Why is the storm drain overflowing?

Storm drains overflow because there is too much water for the drain to handle from events such as heavy rainfall. Some drains are not equipped to handle a large volume of rainwater. In addition, there could be a blockage such as debris or leaves on the storm drain. It would be helpful to clear visible debris from the storm drain if possible.

Why is water backing up in my basement drain?

Water backing up in the basement drain can be caused by many factors. Basement drains are the lowest drain in homes and are connected to the main sewer line. If the main sewer line begins to overflow, the basement drain will start to back up. The cause of basement drain back ups vary, so it is important to call a professional plumber at MidCity Plumbers to identify the exact problem to recommend the proper repair.

How much do your systems cost?

Our systems are designed to be repaired and installed by experienced and professional plumbers. Each system is unique to the location, size, and structure of the home or building. The cost of the service will vary greatly depending on the specific needs of the project. We only offer quality service to improve drainage conditions. Our primary goal is to provide a system with low maintenance to ensure your system runs smoother for longer periods of time. Contact MidCity Plumbers today to get started on your project.