The benefits of upgrading your Brisbane home’s drainage system

As experienced plumbers serving Brisbane for over 20 years, we’ve seen firsthand the problems caused by outdated and inadequate drainage systems in local homes. From basement floods and soggy yards to foundation damage and even sewage backups, faulty drains wreak havoc.

If your home’s drainage system is ageing or insufficient for Queensland’s heavy rainfall, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Investing in proper drainage provides important benefits that protect your largest investment – your property. Here’s why upgrading to a modern drainage solution makes sense:

Preventing water damage and flooding

The number one advantage of improving drainage is stopping water from accumulating where it shouldn’t. This prevents costly damage from flooding of:

  • Basements and crawl spaces
  • Living spaces and bedrooms
  • Yards and landscaping
  • Driveways and garages

With the extreme downpours Brisbane experiences, even a brief heavy rain can quickly overwhelm outdated drainage systems. Upgrading to higher-capacity drains keeps water flowing away properly.

Eliminating damp, humid indoor air

Excess moisture that seeps into homes due to backed-up drains doesn’t just cause flooding. It also leads to damp, humid indoor air which provides the perfect environment for:

  • Mould and mildew growth
  • Musty odours and smells
  • Rotting of wood and drywall
  • Flaking paint and peeling wallpaper

By improving drainage to direct water away, you’ll have drier indoor air that’s healthier and prevents deterioration of your home’s structure and surfaces.

Protecting your home’s foundation

When drainage systems fail and allow water to pool around and under a home’s foundation, it leads to serious structural issues like:

  • Cracks in the foundation walls
  • Settling, sinking and uneven floors
  • Bowed or buckling basement walls
  • Soil erosion around the foundation

This damage is extremely expensive to repair and can even make a home unsafe or unlivable in extreme cases. Installing proper drainage is essential foundation protection.

Eliminating yard flooding and soggy landscaping

That swampy soggy area of your yard? It’s likely due to clogged drains or an inadequate stormwater system. Excessive water saturation leads to:

  • Dead, drowned grass and plants
  • Pest infestations of insects and rodents
  • Bacteria growth and smelly stagnant water
  • Unusable sections of yard turning to mud pits

With an upgraded drainage solution, you can finally enjoy a lush, green lawn and healthy landscaping – not a swamp!

Options for upgrading drainage systems

Depending on the specifics of your property, some proven drainage upgrade solutions include:

  • New subsurface drainage pipes and channels
  • Grading and sloping of soil to direct water flow
  • Rain gardens and drainage pits
  • Sump pumps and sewage ejection systems
  • Increasing size and capacity of drain outlets

Our experienced plumbers will evaluate your situation and recommend the ideal customised drainage solution.


From safeguarding your home’s structure and foundation to preventing interior and exterior water damage, upgrading old or inadequate drainage provides immense benefits. Don’t let Brisbane’s heavy rains catch you unprepared – call our team to have your drainage assessed. With over 20 years specialising in local drainage solutions, we’ll ensure your new system provides reliable protection for years to come. Proper drainage is a wise investment in your home!

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