EdenFlo Now Offering Perimeter Drain Cleaning Service

A perimeter drain is something that all houses have, and it is designed to prevent water from seeping into your basement. It is intended to attract water in the soil that has either accumulated from heavy rains, melting snow, or from rising groundwater. It then carries the water away from your house, so it is less likely to seep in through your basement walls.

How does it work?

A perimeter drain, is a plastic or PVC perforated pipe, which is installed underground, around the perimeter of your house. The perforations allow water to enter the pipe, and be drained away from the foundation of the home. The pipe is normally covered by a mesh permeable “sock” which helps to prevent soil from getting into the pipe. It is then covered by layers of gravel of graduated sizes (largest close to the pipe, followed by smaller gravel), and finally backfilled with soil. The gravel allows water to flow towards the drainage pipe, without allowing dirt and debris to clog it up. The drain tile is installed in such a way, so it slopes away from the home, and carries the water towards an interceptor sump that is typically located in the yard.  This interceptor is a collection sump for any debris or dirt that does happen to make its way into the drain tiles.  From the interceptor, water will flow out to the City connection. The interceptor sump provides access to the lines surrounding the home for the purposes of hydro flushing.  Edenflo utilizes hydro flushing to remove any built-up dirt and debris in your lines, ensuring that the system functions as intended.  When a house is constructed, a certain amount of dirt around the perimeter of the home is excavated. Once construction is finished, this dirt is put back into place, making it looser than the untouched soil next to it. Therefore, water runs more easily through this soil, which just happens to be right next to your basement or crawl space walls. This is one of the reasons it’s so important to have a good perimeter drain to get that water away from your house.

What should you do when something goes wrong?

Over time, perimeter drains can become clogged by dirt, roots, or other debris and will then be unable to carry water away from your house. If the perimeter drain is clogged, water may seep into your concrete basement wall because it’s got nowhere else to go. Concrete is not impermeable, so it is very important to keep the water running away.

Older homes sometimes have clay or concrete weeping tiles, which do tend to deteriorate, collapse, and become blocked with dirt and roots as they age. You may need to replace the whole system with modern plastic weeping tile, or in some cases, you can simply replace the damaged sections.  If the tiles have a blockage, but they haven’t collapsed, EdenFlo may be able to flush the system and clear the blockage.  If this is the case, it is a relatively small cost (most houses can be flushed for $600 to $1000).  In some cases, after EdenFlo has performed the work, the system may still not function.  This will be due to damage to the drainage system.  At this point, EdenFlo will locate the problem areas at ground level and recommend a qualified drainage company to excavate the area and repair or replace the perimeter drain system.

If you have perimeter drainage issues around your home, think of EdenFlo first before you go to the significant expense of  excavation.

EdenFlo offers perimeter drainage service in most areas of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buraby, New Westminster, Delta and White rock.

EdenFlo  Adds To “Low Boy” Fleet to Keep Up with Drain Cleaning Demand in Low Clearance Garages

EdenFlo Pump Truck Service will soon have it’s third Low Boy vacuum truck delivered to its Surrey location in order to keep up with demand for drain and catch basin cleaning for low ceiling garages in the lower mainland.
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The Low Boy is the perfect tool to get in and out of these parking garages as the truck has one of the lowest profiles in the industry.  This means that we can get right to the drain, making the cleaning more efficient.  This results in less time spent on the job site which ultimately means a more economical cleaning solution.
Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your parking garage drainage needs. With the addition of our third Low Boy, you can be assured of service when you need it.

 Fall Rain Needs to Drain in Your Underground Garage

As the kids get back to school we are reminded of the changing seasons where the lower mainland gets ready for rain and lots of it.

Now is the time to do some preventive maintenance on your drains and catch basins in your underground garages. The rains are coming and will be a test for your drainage system.  Expect that debris has found its way into your catch basins and will effect the rate of drainage.   EdenFlo is investing in being the premier vacuum service for low ceiling garages in the lower mainland.  Our “Low Boy”  trucks not only create a low profile, but are nimble in navigating the tightest parking garages.
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Think of Edenflo as the specialists for this area.  Because our equipment is so specialized, we are able to be the most efficient in cleaning the drainage and catch basins of your underground parking garage. More efficient means less time on site – the job is done faster and better.
Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your parking garage drainage needs. Fall signals the beginning of the rainy season.  Now is the time to book your drain cleaning service.

Why worry about Catch Basins in your Underground Garage?

You never know you have a problem until it becomes a bigger problem.  This is always the case when it comes to cleaning drains and catch basins in your underground garage.  Debris may be lurking in your drains but not completely stop the flow of water.  One shift in the debris could be the difference between a catch basin back up resulting in the closure of your garage.

Think about the consequences of a closed garage.  Lost parking revenue and customer inconvenience is only part of the problem.   Water will find its way into minute cracks in the surface and walls, which could lead to costly repairs.

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Regular scheduled maintenance on your below ground parking garage will prevent a disaster. EdenFlo Vacuum Truck Service offers a top fleet of “Low Boy” vacuum trucks that are specifically designed to access underground space with low ceiling clearance.

Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Langley, Buranby, New Westminster, Delta or White rock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your parking garage drainage needs.  Regular cleaning and inspection gives you the peace of mind to know that the lower mainland’s best vacuum truck service is keeping your parking area high and dry.

Hydrovac Service More Environmentally Friendly than Other Excavation Options

Hydrovac trucks are widely used in the hydro excavation process because of the gentle footprint they leave compared to backhoes and other, more evasive excavation methods. Hydrovacs are used to excavate all types of materials such as clay, sand, ice, and gravel. EdenFlo’s hydrovac service makes the excavation process non-destructive, smooth, and efficient. Underground fixtures are not damaged in the process. Hydrovac service involves the use of pressurized water and vacuum to remove unwanted debris from the work site.

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Hydrovac trucks have two main components which empower the excavation process. First, high-pressure jets which loosen the material being excavated. Second, a strong vacuum hose pulls out all the debris which is transferred to a large debris holding tank.

If you require the best excavation services think of EdenFlo.  We service all areas of the lower mainland including Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond, Lions Bay and Abbotsford.

Why Would you Use a Hydrovac Service?

Hydro Excavation is the only non-destructive method of digging, utilizes pressurized water and a vacuum system to quickly and safely expose underground infrastructure.

EdenFlo Pump Truck services offers the best hydrovac service in the lower mainland.

The hydrovac process involves injecting pressurized water into the ground through a handheld wand. As the soil cover is liquefied, the resulting slurry is simultaneously extracted by a powerful vacuum and stored in a tank onboard the hydrovac.

 

Hydrovac Service from EdenFlo

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If you are trenching, or need to expose underground infrastructure or utilities, the EdenFlo hydrovac truck service offers the best value for contractors and municipalities.    Our service areas include Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay and Abbotsford.

EdenFlo Wins Prestigious Top Three Septic Service Award for Lower Mainland.

If you are wondering about whether there is a difference in the quality for such a basic need as septic tank service.  You should think again.

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EdenFlo has built their septic service based on two proven ingredients.   Courteous, well trained staff, with quality modern reliable equipment.  For over a decade, the new owners of EdenFlo Vacuum Truck service have followed this recipe.    Customers in Delta, Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Richmond and as far away as Lions Bay and Abbotsford have benefited from our service.

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Although septic service is not something that you normally comment on, a survey by  ThreeBestRated.ca found EdenFlo customers were extremely happy with EdenFlo’s service.    ThreeBestRated is a North American rating agency that provides genuine “non paid” ratings for different products and services in major urban centres.

EdenFlo is proud to be named as a top three provider and plans to continue to offer a great service to it’s customers.

LowBoy Drain Cleaning Service a Hit for Lower Mainland Underground Parking Garages

With the density of population in the lower mainland, parking is at a premium.  Many buildings rely on underground parking garages to satisfy tenant and employee parking needs.  Some parkades exceed six floors underground. There is a growing issue of dirt buildup and flooding (due to blocked drains and clogged sump pits and pump chambers) commonly seen in multi-level underground parking lots. Until now, the cleaning and maintenance of catch basins/sump pits and pump chambers  in below ground parking facilities has been awkward with getting standard vacuum equipment into typically tight spaces associated with  below level parking.

EdenFlo has solved the height problem by customizing a vacuum truck that fits easily under the low ceilings  of a parking garage. The “Low Boy” can expertly maneuver in very low – clearance areas and efficiently inspect and clean  troublesome catch basins.

LowBoy service for underground parkades and low clearance areas to clean and maintain catch basin, pump chambers and sump pits

LowBoy service from EdenFlo makes sump pit and pump chamber cleaning and maintenance easy

Soon our fleet of will grow to 3 LowBoys to serve the Vancouver, Surrey, and other lower mainland markets. In addition to our fleet of  vac trucks, drain cameras, mechanical snakes,and  jetters, the LowBoy compliments all our existing services.  EdenFlo offers service for driveways and yard drains, sump pits, above and underground parking lots, all residential, high-rise, municipal, commercial or industrial properties and warehouses.

Whether your low clearance challenge is in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Surrey, Burnaby, Delta or Whiterock, EdenFlo provides scheduled maintenance service for your parking garage drainage needs.  Regular cleaning and inspection gives you the peace of mind to know that the lower mainland’s best vacuum truck service is keeping your parking area high and dry.

Catch Basin 101: Know Your Responsibilities

At Edenflo, we’ve always taken great pride in educating our customer base about the importance of catch basin cleaning. We think it’s important for property owners/waste generators to understand their role and responsibilities in the process.

That’s why, when we came upon an informative and entertaining video developed by the Capital Regional District (CRD), we simply had to share it! The CRD is the regional government for 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the nearby Gulf Islands. The CRD provides regional decision-making on issues that transcend municipal boundaries, and they also develop partnerships to facilitate and deliver projects and services that benefit the region as a whole.

Their mandate is to serve the public and build a vibrant, livable, and sustainable region, so they were more than happy to give us permission to use their video in today’s blog. In addition to the video, their brief article on catch basin maintenance provides all the information you need to be a responsible catch basin owner.

If you’re in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, Edenflo has preventative maintenance programs that can help you to manage your catch basin responsibly and seamlessly; contact us today for more information.

Video Camera Line Inspection Service

Video Camera Line Inspection has grown to become a popular and valuable service for those in pump truck services and the plumbing industry. The video camera is a flexible rod that has a high-resolution camera at the end of it where the images are transmitted to a camera operator and recorded for viewing at a later time.

This tool allows technicians to see inside sewer lines and pipes and has many benefits for business owners and homeowners alike. With the video camera, technicians are able to easily locate damage, cracks and other problems in the sewer lines and pipes. Instead of digging up the sewer lines, the video camera allows the property owner to save money and mitigate future emergency maintenance by discovering the problem ahead of time.

Any foreign objects causing a blockage in your lines and pipes are also identifiable with the video camera. A video camera can be used to find valuable belongings such as jewelry that may have accidentally been dropped down a drain.

If you are dealing with problems in your sewer lines and pipes, video cameras are a cost effective method that could potentially save money on repair bills in the future.