Residential Landscape Drainage Systems

 Calgary LANDSCAPE Drainage Systems 

Average rainfall Calgary, Alberta, Canada in inches-DRIANAGE

  • On average, June is the wettest month with 3.62 inch (92.0 mm) of precipitation.
  • The average amount of annual precipitation is: 17.72 inch (450.0 mm)

Drainage around your house should be taken seriously, otherwise the results can be prohibitively expensive to repair. A Green Future solve drainage issues at your Calgary house.

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

There are some very standard methods and techniques that you can take advantage – they all involve conveying water away from your house in a controlled manner. Whether that is through perimeter drainage pipes that collect runoff water and put it into front yard or back yard away from your house foundation walls, or the more ecologically friendly method of slowing down the release of the water back into the ground – if you aren’t controlling how water moves around your house, you probably need to take a closer look at what’s actually happening. Call A Green Future to analyze your drainage issues and solve them.

  1. Foundation drains divert stormwater away from your building’s foundation. Foundation drainpipes are perforated and usually surrounded by gravel. The pipes disperse the water (instead of discharging in a concentrated area) and the gravel contributes to infiltration of the water. The gravel can be wrapped with a layer of filter fabric to prevent the drain from clogging with sediment.
  2. Roof drainpipes are not perforated, and are not connected to the foundation drain system. They should be connected to convey water to the City’s storm drain system, to a drywell, or directly to a waterbody.
  3. Gutters collect runoff from a building’s roof. This runoff is conveyed through downspouts to the roof drain system. Gutters should be kept clear of leaves and other debris so clogging does not occur in the roof drain system.
  4. Storm drainpipes convey rainwater to the City’s stormwater system. Storm drainpipes can be made from many different materials such as concrete, aluminum, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
  5. Catch basins are connected to storm drainpipes. They are concrete structures (either round or rectangular) with metal grates on top. Catch basins capture debris that could clog the pipes in a storm drain system. You can prevent the system from clogging by checking the catch basins in your neighborhood during and after a heavy storm. Use a broom or rake to remove any leaves or debris that have blocked the catch basin’s grate.
  6. Yard inlets are similar to catch basins but are much smaller. Metal and plastic yard inlets can be purchased at a local hardware store.
  7. Trench drains are used to capture stormwater flowing over a larger area like a driveway. Trench drains convey rainwater to the City’s storm drain system.
  8. French drains can be installed anywhere on your property that collects water. French drains are constructed with a perforated pipe. Gravel and filter fabric surrounds the pipe, similar to foundation drain systems.
  9. Drywells can be installed in areas that cannot be connected to a stormwater drainage system. Drywells are filled with gravel and surrounded by filter fabric. Water flows into the wells and infiltrates into the ground through the gravel.
  10. Cleanouts are designed as easy access points for maintenance of the stormwater drainage system. They are usually located in a bend where debris can clog the system.
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