Collector and Interceptor Drain

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Collector drains generally provide temporary storage for ground water before being expelled into a safer place away from the house. Interceptor drains, on the other hand, capture water runoff on the surface before it reaches vulnerable structures such as a home’s foundation. Both are under the same wide umbrella that is the French drain system and can be used in combination for better efficiency. When connected to underground pipes, they can rapidly divert ground water and runoff water away from a moisture-vulnerable area.

True to French drain systems, these types of drain system would function better and for a longer period if installed with a cleanable filter. The filter will turn most dirt and debris away from the drainage system beneath the surface and prevent clogging of the pipe.

In a multi-tiered wastewater drainage system such as can be found in a big city or metropolis, the term collector drain or sewer is where water collected from smaller branches go. Still, in others cases, the term is used to refer to the main sewer. The terminology may vary for some cities, but the function remains the same, which is to have satisfactory measure to drain wastewater away from homes and commercial properties into a centralized facility for treatment.

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We at A-1 Drainage and Excavation understand that, with the busy schedule of most homeowners, adequate drainage at home often becomes an afterthought. It is something that seldom gets needed attention until water has seeped into the basement or your yard has turned into mud. In short, when the damage is already done.

Let our team of professionals help. We can assess your existing draining system and recommend the best way to incorporate the French drain and make sure things are flowing smoothly. Call us now and we would make sure that your home will never have to know flooding, standing water, and muddy yards.