If you are reading this page right now, chances are that you know why basements leak and are wondering whether installing new weeping tile would help solve the problem. The first thing to know is that a weeping tile is not the same type of tile that we have become accustomed to.
Traditionally, weeping tile will refer to a specific piping mode that contractors use in drainage systems. These are traditionally used for underground drainage. Effectively, your weeping tile is going to prevent the groundwater from over saturating the surrounding soil.
A straightforward design
The weeping tile is effectively a very simple design. These are traditionally made from a hard plastic. By cutting the pipe lengthwise, you get a series of small slits. These slits are going to collect the water from the ground and allow it to flow through the pipes.
The stones and rocks that you find around the weeping tiles installation are there to ensure that the pipes do not become clogged with dirt. This guarantees that the water flows in while the dirt stays out. Many of the regular drainage systems are made increasingly effective thanks to weeping tiles.
The installation process
If you have a basement that uses a sump pump, you would install the weeping tiles just below the concrete. Any excess moisture is able to seep through the gravel of the sump pit and collects in the pipes. After this, the pipe drains the water away. These weeping tiles are great for the prevention of mould growth in the enclosed area and lowering the humidity
The keys to an effective installation
If you have no clue how to install a weeping tile, it would be best to leave the installation to the professionals. The keys to installing your weeping tile are correct choice of drainage direction and proper placement. You can help prevent buildups that are eventually going to lead to clogs and water flowing into your home by placing the tile system just above the mud zone along the foundation
Far too many people may leave an open gap along the floor (which means they have a potential leak in the future) or install the weeping tile from the exterior of the foundation (thus leading to eventual clogging).
Installation can save many problems
Some people are worried that the installation of a sump pump and weeping tiles is going to cost a lot of money. It is more affordable than it has ever been and you should try comparing the expenses of the installation to the expenses of remodelling your entire basement.