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Storm Drain Service

The Best Storm Drain Service And Repair In The Lower Mainland

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Storm Drain Service To Keep That Water Moving Safely Away From Your Home

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From flooded basements to soaked yards, your storm drains are an extremely important part of what keeps your home dry and lasting a long time. Normally when these systems are in good working order, they are hidden underground. Out of sight, out of mind. It is until we notice that something is wrong that we feel any need to address the problem.


It is recommended that you get your storm drains cleaned once a year. Especially just before winter to avoid frozen water from causing harm to the drains. As we all in the lower mainland know, we get a lot of rain. So it is even more important here than in other places in the country to keep your storm drains working perfectly.


If you notice any symptoms of a drainage problem, call us right away and we will dispatch a technician to you asap to get it up and running.

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What Are Storm Drains?


Storm Drains are all the pipes in the ground that move rain water away from your house to the storm drains under the streets. We service anything from the curb to your home.


Storm water refers to rainwater and how it affects your home and property. Although rain is part of nature, your home is not. Because of this, sometimes storm water affects your property in negative ways. These can include:


  • Basement flooding

  • Wet and soggy yards

  • Ice problems in winter

  • And many, many more

Contact Us For Storm Drain Service

When you need expert storm drain repair or service, contact B Johnston Plumbing for fast and affordable plumbing services. Our Lower Mainland plumbers are licensed and insured so you can rest easy knowing we can get the job done right! With our fixed pricing structure, there will be no unwanted hidden surprises.


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The storm drains around your home help to direct water away from your foundation to prevent flooding and other problems associated with excess water, such as:

  • Foul Odors

  • Dead Grass

  • An abundance of Insects & Rodents

  • Mold & Mildew


While this system is usually separate from your sewer system, they can sometimes be tied together. One of the most common problems homeowners experience with storm drains is water or sewage backing up into their basement after periods of heavy rains. This could be happening for a variety of reasons including:

  • The storm drain systems around your home couldn’t handle the large amounts of water

  • There’s a clog in your storm drain or sewer pipe

  • Roots have invaded your storm drain or sewer pipe


B Johnston Plumbing Ltd can help you with both routine cleanings and emergency services. Our technicians can also walk you through your options to prevent water from backing up into the basement again.

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If your business is in an area that gets heavy rains or fast snow melts, keeping the storm drains around your building in top shape ensures you won’t have to deal with problems like flooding and sewage backups.


B Johnston Plumbing Ltd can help you with both routine cleanings and emergency situations. One of the most effective ways to clear your storm drain of any existing or potential blockages is through high-pressure water jetting, or hydro jetting. The high-pressure water breaks up everything from grease and debris to root systems that may have entered your drainage lines.


It’s important to note that if your storm drains are connected to your sewer lines, your storm drains can back up due to blockages in the sewer line. Therefore, it’s best to have routine cleanings performed on both the storm and sewer drain lines simultaneously.

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How To Fix Storm Drain Problems


There are many different ways of effectively handling stormwater.  This includes soil grading, yard drainage, rain leaders, and of course, Storm Drains. We have many ways of detecting where and what the problem is.


This can include using a camera to find a line break and sometimes excavation. Left unfixed, a damaged storm drain can cause extensive damage to your property.


If you suspect there is damage to your storm drains, contact B. Johnston Plumbing for professional solutions.

Why You Need Storm Drains


Living in the Lower Mainland we all have a pretty good idea why we need a quality drainage system in place. It rains here. A Lot. All of that rain we get needs to go somewhere. If it has nowhere to go it will pool up in your yard and driveway.


This poses a risk to your property that can create many problems. You need to have a drainage system of gutters, catch basins, and a storm sewer to funnel the rainwater into the city storm drains. Without this in place you can end up with a flooded basement, damage to your yard and gardens, not to mention the humidity can also attract lots of unwanted insects.


During heavy rainfall, it is normal to have some water pool in the yard, but if you have standing water that does not drain away after even just a small rainfall, this is an indication you have drainage problems. We at B. Johnston Plumbing Ltd specialize in Storm Drain Repair and Storm Drain Replacement.


If you would like your storm drain system looked at by professionals to determine what needs to be done to get that water draining off your property, give us a call or contact us and we will be happy to help you out.

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One way in which you can help is to routinely check that the grates leading to the storm drain around your home are free of debris.


You can also have the storm drains routinely inspected with a video camera to see if there is any buildup or roots that’s could cause a future clog and more expensive backup problem.

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B Johnston Plumbing Ltd provides exceptional service for premier storm drain pipe repair. We work with all types and sizes of commercial and residential storm drain systems.


Cracked or collapsed storm drain pipes may start to leak water into the surrounding soil, ultimately leading to a buildup of water that can flood your basement, nearby roads, or parking areas. In most cases, excavation will be necessary to repair the storm drains. We will make sure you are informed of every step of the process before we get started so you know what to expect.

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From simple surface drains to large diameter storm drains, B Johnston Plumbing Ltd does it all. Storm drain systems are typically unique to each location, and can sometimes include junctions such as French drains, catch basins, or dry wells. Step one in the storm drain installation process is to schedule a quote, so we can walk the property with you and determine the best stormwater drainage solution.


   Residential Storm Drain Installation


There are many yard drainage solutions for residential properties we use. Below are just a few examples of how B Johnston Plumbing Ltd can help you divert water away from your property.

  • Installing foundation, or footing drains near the bottom of your home’s foundation to collect water that runs off the roof or runs through the soil towards your house.

  • Installing a catch basin, or storm drain inlet, to collect water and pump it away from your property.

  • Installing a French drain – a slightly sloped trench filled with gravel and pipe – to divert water away from your home.

  • Installing proper roof, gutter, and storm drain pipe systems to ensure rain water has a path to travel away from your home.

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   Commercial Storm Drain Installation


Commercial properties often have more runoff per square foot than residential properties due to large areas of impervious services such as roofs and parking lots. During periods of heavy rain, the water must be collected and directed away from your business building, usually through a storm drain system.


B Johnston Plumbing Ltd will work with you to navigate municipal guidelines and surrounding properties to install the proper storm drain system.

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Brad was very responsive to calls and texts. He was able to provide an a cost estimate via photos and a short video we took to describe our piping issues. Brad was able fix all the issues on time and on budget. The quality of the work was great. We would definitely recommend Brad!

Contact Us For Storm Drain Service In The Lower Mainland

When you need storm drain service or repair in the Lower Mainland, contact us by giving us a call or click below to fill out a very simple service request form.

Get Your Storm Drains Working Right, You'll Be Relieved You Did!

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