Lateral is a fancy word for a pipe. But it’s a very important pipe that takes that water you use inside your home out to the municipal sewer line. If you own a home, you own a sewer. Which means that you’re responsible for maintaining and repairing it.
Did you know that there are pipes underneath your basement walls? Yep, they’re called foundation drains. Without them, you’d likely have ground water covering your basement floor. If your home was built after 1954, you have a sump pump to move water up and out. If your home is older than that, you most likely have a foundation drain connected directly to your lateral.
Our Greenseams® program captures a significant amount of stormwater every time it rains. Besides Greenseams, 10 other green infrastructure strategies help protect basements, sewers, and area waterways every time it rains.