Of all resources in the world, water is the most abundant. Apart from being the most abundant, it is also the commodity that is the most abundant and used. Both man and animals will use water for different purposes. There are times when we must get rid of water even though it is very important. Rain water that has been uncollected or waste water from our homes are examples of water we would like to get rid of. It is for this reason that every home needs to have a good drainage system.
It is possible to deal with the issue of drainage the very time you decide to build your home. Among the things that you might have inquired about the place you build your home is if or not the place becomes water logged after rains. Upon knowing this about a place, you will be able to make the right plans and installations for proper drainage. But it is not all times that you have this privilege of building a home yourself. There are things that any person that is living in a home they never built and are experiencing drainage problems.
One tactic of solving your drainage problems that which helps get rid of rain water or water from the house that has not been contaminated. In this approach, you will use water plants. The lowest part of the homestead is first selected. The lowest part of your compound will be that part where most of the water seems to be flowing to. On this low point, you then plant water plants that will be absorbing this excess water into their systems.
Another very common solution to the problems of drainage in homes is the use of septic tanks. A septic tank will mainly be used to get rid of the solid refuse from the house. Large volumes of water will also be gotten rid of through the septic tanks. In order to ensure that you septic tank gives you maximum services, always ensure that the pipes taking material into it do not get clogged. If they get clogged with material, you have to get someone to clean them or the problem will persist.
For people that cannot afford the septic systems in their homes, all is not doomed. There is a simpler but effective way of ensuring that the drainage of your home is good. This is the use of a dry well where all the runoff or waste water will be directed to. To improve water absorption in the well one can add materials that have a high affinity for water such as pebbles or other porous materials. The base of the well is left bare to allow the water to sip through the ground.