Drainage System Testing Holbrook NY

Drainage pipes start from the first manhole or inspection chamber to the septic tank or sewer system in Holbrook. After laying the pipes, before use the drains should be tested. Each section in between the manholes should be tested.

Local Companies

all stone restoration
631 780 5404
po box 115
smithtown ny, NY
Good Earth Sales
516-818-2746
po box 711
medford, NY
Pro Qualtiy Home Improvements Inc.
631 393 6812
500 Bi-County Blvd.
Farmingdale, NY
Foresite Property Inspections Inc
(718) 527-0747
22301 Linden Blvd
Cambria Heights, NY
Reveal Home Inspections
(845) 526-2499
Putnm Vly
Putnam Valley, NY
Truckloaders
631-872-2275
West Jericho Tpk
Smithtown, NY
Autumn Masonry
631-828-1687
10 Locust Avenue
Coram, NY
JC Homecare
631 756 5600
200 Rt 110
Farmingdale, NY
Building Structures Unlimited
888-492-1136
17 Reservoir Road Suite 3A
Melville, NY
A-1 Engineering
(718) 771-3288
1537 President St
Brooklyn, NY

Provided By:

Author: Andrew Karundu

Drainage pipes start from the first manhole or inspection chamber to the septic tank or sewer system. After laying the pipes, before use the drains should be tested. Each section in between the manholes should be tested. Its appropriate that this is done at least twelve hours after jointing the last pipe. There are various methods of checking the system. This ensures that the system is air tight to avoid foul smells and leakages along the lines.

The testing of drainage pipes after laying commences with the following method. First the lower end of the pipe and all junctions are securely stopped. The whole length is then filled with water. After filling with water, a stopper is inserted at the top leaving a pipe attached with drain plug. This pipe is bent at ninety degrees and terminated at an elevated tank. The vertical distance of elevation should be at least one meter. This will give gravity flow.

In testing the drainage pipes, water is poured into the header tank. This is kept full for atleast three hours. It allows absorption to take place. After this time, the tank is topped up and testing commences. After a period of thirty minutes have elapsed check the water level in the tank. The water level in the header tank should not have fallen. If has dropped by there millimeters then the test is satisfactory. Give one hour and check the levels.

After testing the drain pipes and they fail the test, check the point of leakage. Its important to note that tests are run on pipes laid in trenches but are not covered. The point of leakage is then noted and fixed. This is done using a strong concrete surround with fine aggregates. A minimum cover of one hundred and fifty millimeters is done. Tests are then done again and confirmed. After passing the test, back filling is then done for the trenches.

About the Author:

Andrew Karundu Is A Building Economist, Providing Home Based Solutions To Fixing, Repairing, Remodeling And Redesigning Homes. He Uses Simple Tried And Tested Methods To Improve Family Lifestyles.Visit His Site Here For Adequate Information On Most HOME IMPROVEMENT SOLUTIONS .

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/remodeling-articles/how-to-test-drainage-pipes-after-laying-1069913.html

Related Articles
- How to Diagnose and Clear Cloudy Swimming Pool Water Holbrook NY
A swimming pool requires a large investment of time and money from a pool owner, who is usually trying to create his/her own relaxing backyard paradise. Water problems that take away from this lavish backyard getaway, such as cloudy water, can be very frustrating . Cloudy or dull pool water is caused by improper chemical balance or fine debris suspended in the pool water. Use the following five easy steps to quickly diagnose and resolve this problem.
- Creating Herb Gardens Holbrook NY
- Growing Tomatoes Holbrook NY
- Gutters Holbrook NY
- How to Design and Install a Radiant Floor Heating System Holbrook NY
- Fixtures and Products for the Bath Holbrook NY
- Regular Roof Maintenance and Inspections Holbrook NY
- Central Heating System Holbrook NY
- Preventing Basement Floods Holbrook NY
Related Local Event
Long Island Building & Facility Maintenance Show
Dates: 5/5/09 - 5/8/20
Location: David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex - Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
View Details