If you are consistently finding that you have water pooling on your garage floor due to drainage issues then you should consider researching the various ways that you can make it easier for water to safely drain from your garage.  Water in your garage can come from a number of sources, it can come from structural problems and how water can flow into the garage from outside, or from when you bring in water on your car during rainy days.

Drainage in a garage is very important as any water that is left can allow mosquitoes to breed and potential damage to any items that you have stored in the garage that are susceptible to moisture damage.  Below are some of the drainage options that are available.  Your needs will be unique to you and the way in which your garage is constructed.

Square or round drainage solutions

This is a relatively simple and cost efficient method of installing a drainage system into your garage.  This type of garage draining solution takes a little more planning than other methods as you have to be certain that the placement of the drain will be effective at removing the water that builds up in your garage.  Most people will have square or round drains installed into the centre of their garage as this is where they see the most build up of water.  It is advised that you have a professional consult with you on where the drain should go and then install it yourself.  Several observations of where the water pools are needed to make sure that the drain is exactly where you need it.  A few photos over the course of a couple of days should do the trick.

Trench drainage solutions.

Trench drains will usually be configured as individual sections that can be connected to one another should you need a longer drain trench as the length of each section will change between the brands that are available.  The installation of trench drains should not be attempted by anyone that does not have the appropriate experience.  Trench drains are more expensive than square drains as they take longer to install and are overall a larger project.  They are however, more effective when installed correctly.

Are there any alternatives?

The easiest way to have the best possible drainage for a garage is to have it installed during construction.  This allows them to use the best possible method and materials available to suit your specific needs.  The construction team will also have the clearest idea of exactly what they need to do, with respect to installation, maintenance and any other considerations that are important to ensuring that the garage will drain efficiently for years to come.

Consulting with a professional with years of experience is also advised if you are looking to make a change to your garage’s draining after years after construction.  You may also want to take a look at any other aspects of the garage might need an update.  If you are concerned about the elements affecting the contents of your garage you may want to take a look at your garage door.  Are all of the seals still functioning as they should?  Does the door close fully without difficulty?  These are just some of the questions you should ask yourself ahead of any work you are doing on your garage.  A properly functioning garage door is just as important as the drainage and insulation of the garage.

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