DRAINAGE AND WEEPING TILE
The symptoms of a drainage problem can often be hard to pin down and difficult to uncover. You might only notice puddles in your basement during rainstorms or water problems may develop slowly over time. Actually, issues can go undetected for years; only becoming obvious when a foundation crack appears. Once it’s been determined that you have a real drainage issue, it’s important to act quickly. You’ll not only be protecting your property but also your health.
While it’s possible to take care of some waterproofing jobs on your own, installing weeping tile is very labor-intensive, requires a building permit and some expertise. Benji Dittrich Construction has that knowledge. We are a professional waterproofing company that can help you solve your drainage problem.
WHAT ARE WEEPING TILES
Weeping tiles are porous 4-inch pipes used to discharge underground water.
HOW DOES WEEPING TILE WORK
The concept for how weeping tiles work is actually quite simple. The plastic perforated pipes are placed, into a trench around the outside perimeter of the home or inside under the basement floor. As ground water rises, it flows through perforated pipe. Then it is discharged away from the house or to a sump pump pit where it is pumped away.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF WEEPING TILE SYSTEMS – EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
EXTERIOR weeping tile manage sub-surface water before it can get into your basement. Surface water soaks into the ground, filtered through the approved backfill and clear weeping tile stone, through the sock covered perforated pipe and channeled away from the house or to a sump pump pit.
INTERIOR weeping tile is often used when an exterior weeping system has failed and/or outside is inaccessible or undesirable. This system is installed under the basement floor where water is directed to a sump pump pit, and discharged away from the house. A 12-inch wide by 12-inch deep trench is cut around the entire perimeter of the basement. A perforated pipe is placed inside, filled with clear gravel and covered with concrete.
The Greater Sudbury area has a lot of rock and some of it is inside peoples basements. Rocks inside a basement are a constant source of water entry. interior weeping tiles can rectify this problem.
Call us for a quote and we will send a waterproof specialist to investigate your homes issues and find the source of the leak or damage.