If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about your yard drainage until there’s a problem. And by that time, it’s often too late! Standing water in your yard can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests, not to mention the fact that it’s just plain unsightly. A pop up drain is one of the best ways to improve the drainage of your yard. In this blog post, the experts at Hydroscapes answer some of the most common questions people have about pop up drains.
What is a Pop Up Drain?
A pop up drain is a type of drainage system that is installed in your yard. It consists of a catch basin buried underground and a pipe that leads to the street or storm sewer. The catch basin collects water from your yard and the pipe carries it away.
How Does a Pop Up Drain Work?
The pop up drain works by gravity. The catch basin fills with water and the weight of the water pushes the lid of the catch basin open. The water then flows down the pipe and out of your yard.
Pop up drains are an essential part of keeping your lawn healthy and free of debris. When closed, they create a barrier that keeps dirt, leaves and grass cuttings from entering the drain and clogging it. They also prevent small animals like rodents or snakes from getting into the drain and causing problems. Most pop up drains are colored green to blend in with your lawn, making them virtually invisible. On sunny days, the drain will be closed flat. You can mow or weed whack over it without worry.
Do Pop Up Drains Get Clogged?
Like any drainage system, pop up drains can become clogged over time. However, they are much less likely to clog than traditional drains because of their design. If your pop up drain does become clogged, you can remove any debris and flush the pipes with water. A professional should also inspect your yard’s drainage system every so often to ensure everything is working correctly.
Will a Pop Up Drain Freeze?
In cold climates, it’s essential to choose a pop up drain that is made of frost-resistant materials. These drains will have a special coating that prevents them from freezing in the winter. If you live in an area with freezing temperatures, like winters in Pennsylvania, you may also want to consider installing a heat trace system. This system uses electricity to keep the pipes warm and prevent them from freezing.
Do You Need A Pop Up Drain?
If you have standing water in your yard, or if your yard drains slowly after a rainstorm, you may need a pop up drain. Pop up drains are also a good idea if you have an above-ground pool to prevent water from draining into your yard and causing problems.
Installing a pop up drain is a great way to improve your yard’s drainage and keep your lawn healthy. If you’re having problems with standing water in your yard or just looking for ways to improve the drainage in your yard, contact Hydroscapes today. We are Pennsylvania’s premier yard drainage contractors and can help you find the best solution for your needs. Give us a call today!