Weeping Tile Installation Services
Installing weeping tile around the exterior of your home’s foundation can protect it from damage. It’s a basement waterproofing method that uses a drainage pipe to collect groundwater. The pipe redirects it away from the house into the yard, storm sewer, or underground sump pit. If your home is vulnerable or has been affected by water damage in the past, consider installing weeping tile. The team at Trenchless Pros is here to help.
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Weeping Tile Installation Services Benefits
Keeping water away from your home
Preventing foundation damage
Stopping water from getting into your basement
Choosing weeping tile to direct water away from your foundation is wise. It reduces hydrostatic pressure, which is usually the culprit behind cracks and leaks. Weeping tile is actually not a tile at all, but rather pipes, made from robust materials, with holes to stop water levels from rising above them. The water flows into the holes and travels down the pipe and away from your home, keeping it dry and avoiding water damage.
What Is the Trenchless Pros Weeping Tile Installation Process?
Installing a weeping tile system is a large and complex job that’s best done by professionals. Call the team at Trenchless Pros to discuss your options.
There are two types of weeping tile installation, exterior and interior. First, let us walk you through our exterior installation process.
We begin by digging a trench around the outside of your home. It will extend down to the footings, and slope one inch for every eight feet of length. Once the pit is fully dug, we pour two to three inches of washed gravel in to line the bottom.
Then a PVC pipe that has pre-drilled holes is laid with the holes face-down (unless the pipe has holes all the way around) to allow water to flow into the pipe. Gravity might make this sound counter-intuitive, but you want the water to fill the pipe before it gets too high.
The next step is backfilling the trench. Your contractor will add gravel, then dirt with sod to conceal the weeping tile completely. This makes it easier to landscape later.
Another option that’s fairly affordable is interior weeping tile. Here’s how it’s done.
The first step is removing stud walls and digging small trenches around the perimeter of your basement. Then the piping can be installed in the trench.
Next, weeping holes are drilled into the bottom of the concrete walls, allowing water to drain out of them and into the system. Lastly, the drainage system is connected to an underfloor sump pump and discharge pipe. All of the work can be concealed under the floor and behind walls, so your basement still looks its best.
When Should You Get a Trenchless Pros Weeping Tile Installation?
There are several scenarios where getting a weeping tile system is useful. Here are some of the common reasons our customers get weeping tiles installed in their basements and around their foundations:
- Foundation Cracks: Whether hairline or larger, a pool of water forming inside your home is another reason to get a weeping tile system for your home. It keeps water out.
- Unusual Smells: Musty and damp odours in your basement or crawlspace are caused by moisture, mold, and mildew. Getting weeping tiles can prevent these problems.
- Full Sump Pump: There should always be a little bit of water in your sump pump, but it shouldn’t be overflowing. Having weeping tiles allows groundwater to drain properly.
- Pooling Water: If you notice water pooling around your home’s exterior, consider an exterior weeping tile system to keep the water flowing.
Seeing these warning signs means you need to direct water away from your home. A comprehensive solution like a weeping tile system may be your answer. Call Trenchless Pros in Calgary for an estimate today!
What Are the Benefits of a Trenchless Pros Weeping Tile Installation?
A weeping tile system is a great way to protect your home. Many homeowners do not realize its advantages. Trenchless Pros recommends it for the following reasons:
- Affordable: Compared to traditional waterproofing methods, weeping tile can solve several problems at a fraction of the cost.
- Keeps Water Out: Rain and drain water can pose serious hazards to your home. Weeping tile directs them away from your home.
- Aesthetics: Maintain your home’s interior and exterior beauty by choosing weeping tile. It’s not visible and will not impact your home’s looks.
- Better Foundation: Since these tiles relieve hydrostatic pressure formation, they extend the life span of your home’s foundation.
- Higher Resale Value: If you’re thinking of selling soon, a weeping tile system can be a great asset. It increases your property’s resale value.
- Quality Basement: Having a weeping tile system will keep your basement clean, dry, and free of mold and mildew for years to come.
These are some of the advantages of installing a weeping tile system in your home. Questions? Call the team at Trenchless Pros in Calgary today!
Weeping Tile Installation Services FAQs
How do weeping tiles work?
Weeping tiles are a type of drainage system that diverts water away from the foundation of a building. They are made of a perforated plastic pipe that is laid in a bed of gravel around the perimeter of the foundation. The pipe is then connected to a sump pump, which pumps the water away from the foundation and into a designated area. Weeping tiles allow water to enter the pipe from the soil surrounding the foundation.
How do I maintain my weeping tile system?
Follow our tips to help your weeping tiles work for years to come. Do the following:
- Keep leaves and debris out of your gutters and redirect spouts away from your home
- Clean out and consider covering window wells to keep water out
- Ensure your sump pump is working properly
- Avoid clogging sinks and toilets
If you suspect your weeping tile system needs repairs, call Trenchless Pros in Calgary!
How long does weeping tile last?
Installing weeping tiles in your home is wise because of its durability. With proper care and maintenance, it can last for several decades. You can expect a dry and problem-free basement if you follow the advice of your contractor and get inspections when you suspect something is wrong. Leaks are possible and should be addressed immediately to prevent expensive repairs. Call Trenchless Pros to reap the advantages of a weeping tile system today!
Why is it called weeping tile?
Weeping tile originated when drainpipes were made from terracotta tiles. Now, weeping “tiles” are made from plastic or PVC pipes, which are much more efficient and durable.
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