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In the wake of the winter storms this current season, we’ve got some quick and easy takeaways you can use to keep your basement safe.
Cummins Generators – Why wouldn’t you install one.
About 20 years ago (yes I have been at this for a long time) a client asked me to install a battery backup system. As we were new to this service work, we just finished a year of being one of the select few that purchased a CCTV camera to use as a...
Its October, and our clients are calling on a daily basis. Wait, our responsible clients are calling and getting their pump systems checked, maintained, and tested. Why do we do this? Its a pretty easy question to answer. Pumps are a mechanical...
Its important to review the requirements of your residential drainage pump system.
A story about one community’s vote on green-lighting a complex-wide replacement of poly b piping.
Learn more about water harvesting here at home and why it’s so crucial for other countries who don’t have the choice.
There’s nothing worse than watching a giant crack ripping through your house. Here’s what you need to do…
Winter is coming. Fortunately for homeowners in North Vancouver and the entire lower mainland, instead of white walkers and exploitative violence, we’re only going to be attacked by storms and sudden surges of runoff flowing down the mountains. ...
Learn more about the relationship between saving water, our most precious resource, and saving money, our most treasured resource.
The argument for landscaped water solutions is a simple one, right? Well, there are a few hidden factors that are easy to overlook.
Spring rainwater is rushing down a mountain to a basement near you! Here’s a couple steps you can taker to avoid problems.
Understanding the differences between copper and plastic pipes is essential if you want to avoid future headaches.
“75% of the floods we deal with are directly caused by rock pits.” That’s Chris Gray, Perimeter’s fearless leader. When I asked Chris why people should avoid rock pits at all costs, the answer was simple. “So you don’t become a victim of those...
It’s funny how often I’m brought back to the memories of my youth in rural Alberta when considering the drainage issues here in the lower mainland. Most of North Vancouver’s homes were built on the side of a hill. Here, if one of your children...
Waiting for your water main to flood your basement is too late before looking for a water main break. Here’s how to spot the problem.
Sunny skies, dry air and not a cloud to be seen for miles. That was the carefree summer the lower mainland was lulled into the past few months. “It’s going to be hot and dry well into the fall, this is great!” - that was me last week. Well, by now...
“It rains a lot in the lower mainland.” That’s Chris Gray, the owner and chief drainage guru here at Perimeter Drainage. While it might seem like an obvious statement, for Chris, it’s an element of our winter that’s still easy to forget. Why?...
Learn more about how you can use this simple tool to save money and the environment, one rainstorm at a time.
I don’t know how many calls we have received to date, but most of these calls are from lack of maintenance
The best way to prevent large bills associated with poor drainage? Paying close attention to how stormwater interacts with your home.
Certified sustainable building practices are slowly but surely becoming more common. The best way to see more of the same is to pay attention.
The incoming deluge of stormwater to Vancouver and the lower mainland can be dealt with by communicating with your neighbour and coming up with a plan of attack.
We’ve written a lot about paying attention to your home’s drainage in order to avoid a damaged water main or a flooded driveway. And a lot of times a simple eye test works fine and you can avoid any major problems. For homes that experience...
No one wants an expensive foundation repair bill on their hands, particularly not when the holidays are right around the corner. Here’s how you can prevent foundation issues.
Whether you live in the hills of North Vancouver or the … hills of Burnaby, a water harvesting tank might be just what you need to complete your home.
In this post we combine both sides of our business: the rainwater harvesting focus of the winter with the construction waste management of the summer.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a cause that’s near and dear to all of hearts. This is the second in a series of posts profiling the members of Team Perimeter’s fourth entry into the Ride.
Want to lessen the burden on your utility bill this summer? Instead of drawing on municipal water systems, start harvesting water today.
Ring in the new year by making a new commitment to water conservation on a daily basis.
Is it possible to write about drainage management, recycling and the Ride to Conquer Cancer in one post? Sure it is. Is it possible to do so while making sense. Read on to find out…
Take a peek inside the creative process here at the ol’ Perimeter blog, and pick up a couple tips on sustainable living while you’re at it.
Read a little bit about my personal experience with the disease as Team Perimeter gears up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
If there were only a blanket set of recycling rules for everyone in Vancouver, it would be much easier to dispose of our waste properly, right? Yeah well that isn’t the case.
Sometimes recycling isn’t so cut and dry, even when we have the best intentions.