A type of floor or exterior drain characterized by a long narrow channel covered with a grille or grate; often located in garage floors or outside garage doors. Trench drains are also commonly used in exterior applications to channel water away from patios and driveways.
An alternative to the traditional septic system leach field; an engineered leaching field used in areas of Wisconsin where septic systems are prone to failure due to having extremely impermeable soils and/or soils that have a high seasonal water table. If the soil permeability is too low, liquid is not absorbed fast enough, resulting in surface [...]
A trench filled with washed stone and usually containing a perforated pipe. Water entering the drain will enter the pipe and be carried away. A French drain may be lined, as shown in this picture to better capture water. It may be exposed at its top or buried. Drain tile is placed in a French drain [...]
A perforated pipe placed in a bed and covered with clear stone designed to channel water away from a foundation. The drain tile will either enter the municipality’s storm sewer system through a palmer valve located inside of the basement floor drain. This is typical in the City of Milwaukee and as a result, homes generally [...]