What is a Weeping Tile?
A weeping tile is a sponge-like pipe that allows water to seep through. Providing better drainage when water accumulates in areas underground and is not draining to the required areas, potentially causing basement leaks. A weeping tile is usually made from corrugated plastic with weep holes just small enough to allow water in so it will drain away from your home.
These are actually not tiles, at all. They are porous 4-inch pipes that get rid of underground water. They’re placed, holes side up, into a trench around the outside of the building or under your basement floor.
As groundwater rises, it travels safely through the holes into the pipe. It then follows the pipe’s slope to flow away from the house or to a sump pump where it is pumped away.
Weeping Tile: An Essential Part of Your Home's Waterproofing Plans
Some widely used construction materials sometimes perform roles in the residential interior basement and French drains today. These components frequently offer important cost savings. Just consider two widely utilized products:
Weeping Tile: MT Drains & Plumbing believes high quality weeping tile constitutes an essential part of any effective waterproofing plan for property owners in the Greater Toronto Area.
Weeping tile installation serves at least two important functions. First, when used by a waterproofing expert as a component within a French drain or a basement drain, a weeping tile helps collect water and move it along the desired channel. Ordinary, fully enclosed steel or PVC pipes won’t gather seeping groundwater or other water runoff; by contrast, these special perforated pipes will help form a drain for seeping groundwater and rainwater.
Additionally, in some situations in which a property owner hopes to distribute water into the ground, landscapers place weeping tiles at the ends of a water pipeline to help drain contents from the pipe into the immediate environment. These versatile building materials allow MT Drains & Plumbing to help resolve complex drain tile installation issues more effectively. They serve both a water collection and a water distribution role.
Corrugated Drain Pipe: This cheap, lightweight pipe composed of metal or durable plastic, typically displays parallel grooves or bands running along its exterior surface. It often offers money saving advantages, since manufacturers produce long rolls of this type of pipe cost-effectively. Drain tile installation using this building material may avoid the extensive use of couplings to connect one pipe to another. However, since some inexpensive grades of this type of pipe tend to resist effective drain cleaning, it becomes necessary to replace the corrugated drain pipe frequently. Other, stronger and thicker types of drainage pipes will last longer.
Sometimes manufacturers coat the ridged exteriors of this specialized type of pipe with protective sealants as a protective measure. Particularly if you plan on installing a lengthy residential drainage pipeline to carry water runoff from the perimeter of a home to a distant location and you lack the resources to invest in the more durable pipe, this low-cost building material may hold appeal for rain and groundwater runoff removal. We recommend obtaining galvanized steel corrugated pipe whenever possible. Galvanizing extends the utility of the metal and helps resist the pipes getting crushed.
Why Interior Weeping Tile Installation Makes a Difference
Obviously, the positioning of the weeping tile during drain tile installation significantly affects the results. An experienced waterproofing contractor places perimeter tile carefully in order to optimize the flow from a new underground drain. When a drain issue (or the lack of sufficient drainage) has contributed to water pooling in lower levels of a home, interior weeping tile offers a powerful corrective tool.
It greatly assists in the development of effective residential drains. Homeowners need to weigh the expenses associated with drain tile installation carefully. Compare this cost against the potentially severe losses caused by the absence of french drains and interior basement drains.
Weeping Tile Repair & Maintenance
These infrastructure features will eventually wear out, usually within 10 years. To maximize utility, consider using the highest quality building materials available within your budget.
It is important to consider asking us to perform regular waterproofing inspections for you. By checking over these drains at consistent intervals, there is a better opportunity to assist you in monitoring drain operation.
When Do I Need Weeping Tile Work Done
It’s fairly simple, you either need weeping tiles installed when you’re having drainage issues in your yard. Or, you may need to replace your property’s old and deteriorating clay weeping tile with new plastic materials. Our experienced and professional staff can help you in either situation while getting the work done on time and on budget.
Toronto’s Most Reliable Waterproofing Team
We have been providing weeping tile and waterproofing services to residential and commercial customers in the GTA and Simcoe County since 1991. Whether you need weeping tile repair or installation services MT Drains & Plumbing offers top-shelf service at an affordable price.
You can contact us any time by calling us at 1-833-363-7323.