The backwater valve was installed outside after consulting with Slav on pros and cons of outside vs. inside installation. He took lots of time to explain things to us which we really appreciated. We were impressed with the quality of work of his crew, the attention to detail, the fact that Slav organizes the permit, the inspector visit, and the city rebate form.
The backwater valve was a fairly straightforward job and all was done well.
Even more impressive, though, was that Slav had an excellent solution for plumbing work related to an outside basement stairwell drain. We had 2 other companies out to quote prior to Toronto Drain and Plumbing and they did not come up with the excellent solution that Slav did. Slav's solution helped us manage potential overflow from our external drain from a big rainfall by allowing diversion to our internal weeping tile and sump pump system when necessary but not for every rain. We did not want the sump pump activated every time it rained so this was a great solution. Other companies had said it would be okay if we had a sewer back up into our weeping tiles because the weepers can be cleaned by power washing but Slav explained that you cannot fully get rid of the smell because the contaminated water would have seeped through the weepers into the gravel below. That made absolute sense to us once he explained it but being lay people we could not figure it out ourselves. He set up a one way valve and a Y junction so that no sewer water could get through into our weepers but rain water from the external drain could access the weeping tiles if necessary. I have written this out in detail because we were searching on line for people with this situation (having an external stairwell drain and setting up internal weepers and a sump pump) and could not find any info. Slav understood the problem immediately and had the best solution of the 3 companies we had out to quote.
His prices were also very reasonable.
We were very impressed with Slav and his company. Thank you!
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