What is Foundation Drainage?

As its name would suggest, foundation drainage is, loosely defined, a way to divert water away from your home's foundation. Even if your home is built with a waterproof foundation, and even if you live in a dry environment — even if you live at the top of a hill in a dry environment, for that matter — weeping tiles are incredibly important in preventing flooding.

Problems Related to Damaged or Clogged Foundation Damage

If it seems that keeping it up with foundation drainage seems like a lot of work, you're not wrong. However this work does pale in comparison to the possible problems that can arise from a foundation drainage system that is not doing its job properly. These issues include:

  • Moisture and mold in the basement
  • A sudden increase of insects in the basement area
  • Cracked walls and cracked floors
  • Uneven floors or doors
  • An uneven chimney
  • The accumulation of water underneath the house

Proper Foundation Drainage Maintenance

The good news is that you don't have to maintain your drainage yourself. The Lux Plumbing team is educated on how to perform proper drainage maintenance. Our trained professionals can take a look at your home and determine the best maintenance plan and surveillance intervals to make sure that you never end up with surprise water in your home.

SOGGY LAWN?
If your lawn is always soggy, you may have an issue with your underground water line. The main water line is usually located underground and connects to the city and is the source of where you get fresh water from your city or community.
Water lines can fail when there is ground movement from frost or simply from old age. When a water line repair in needed, your lawn will become soggy as fresh water is continuously flowing underground. It is vital that you contact a licensed plumber who has a city line shut off valve so that they can stop this water preventing further damage to sidewalks or your building foundation.
Lux Plumbing & Drainage has helped many home owners repair their water main across Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. We have the right equipment to dig out the old water line and replace it with a new one, connecting the City main to your home.
Another reason for a soggy lawn could be poor drainage, or a drain tile failure. Drain tiles are perforated pipes that are typically 4” wide that collect standing water around your building. When these pipes fail because of older drain tiles in Vancouver  they cause clogging which will prevent water from exiting into the city pipes causing a soggy lawn. In many situations a drain tile could be damaged by roots from a plant or tree.
Lux Plumbers have the right tools to inspect the cause of the damage and the location of the clogged drain making it more affordable and efficient for us to repair with minimal damage to your property.

Trusted Plumbing & Drainage Company



  • I called Andrew for a clogged kitchen sink, previously it was unclogged by a family handyman, but the problem still existed. Andrew from LUX was able to respond, schedule, and repair my sink in a quick and straightforward way. Pricing was honest and fair. He took the time to explain thoroughly of what the issue was. And he gave me precautionary measures to maintain the sinks so this clog would not happen again!

  • Andrew is very knowledgeable! His prices are fair and his service is by far the best experience I've had vs all the service technicians from electricians to roofer even other major plumbing firms. He is quick to diagnose the issue precisely and completes the job very effectively. His phone number is now saved into my contacts for future use.

Justin CorbeilJustin Corbeil
06:11 22 Dec 21
Andrew was very professional in his approach from initial phone call to doing the job that was requested. He took the time to explain things as well as adding suggestions to simpler follow up jobs that I was attempting myself. The response time was great and the price was fair. I will definitely consider the services from LUX Plumbing & Drainage in the future.
Navneet KapanyNavneet Kapany
02:57 26 Apr 21
Andrew was very helpful. I had a sudden weekend emergency with my toilet tank leaking.He was punctual and very professional. He was a huge help.
Palm VillaPalm Villa
07:37 12 Feb 21
We called Andrew with an emergency blocked sewer pipe, he was at our location within 15 mins. Andrew is very knowledgeable, professional and has fair pricing.I will definitely be using Andrew in the future.
Mike HasterMike Haster
07:53 12 Jan 21
Awsome service by Andrew. Fair pricing quality service. His number is in my contacts for good now.
Angel ChengAngel Cheng
22:32 05 Jan 21
I called Andrew for a clogged kitchen sink, previously it was unclogged by a family handyman, but the problem still existed.Andrew from LUX was able to respond, schedule, and repair my sink in a quick and straightforward way. Pricing was honest and fair. He took the time to explain thoroughly of what the issue was. And he gave me precautionary measures to maintain the sinks so this clog would not happen again.Overall, very responsive and effective for solving the issue! I would use his expertise and services again.
Laura BakerLaura Baker
04:46 02 Jan 21
Andrew was able to provide service for us on a holiday and arrived within 30 minutes of when we called. He was very polite, professional and clean and he fixed the problem extremely quickly. Amazing service and pricing. Highly recommend! Thanks again!
Joan LillyJoan Lilly
04:58 08 Dec 20
Spoke to Andrew over the phone he was quick to book and arrived on time. Work was excellent professional and clean price was fair. I will be calling him from now on for all my plumbing issues. Great job!
Elizabeth CoolElizabeth Cool
18:30 21 Oct 20
LUX Plumbing is the best experience I have ever had when needing this type of service. Andrew was professional, experienced, friendly and personable. He was upfront with his price and they were very reasonable. I would and will recommend him for your plumbing needs. From the initial phone call, to his punctuality, his service and professional manner it was great. I am so glad I chose LUX and will do so again if needed . Thank you!
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