Weeping Tile is actually not ’tile’ as we know it. Weeping tile generally refers to a type of piping that is used in drainage systems. Weeping tile is used mostly for underground drainage. It is a porous pipe system laid on in an aggregate formation to allow collection of extra water from the ground. This prevents groundwater from over saturating the surrounding soil.
Weeping tile pipe is a very simple design, generally made of hard plastic. The sides of the pipe are cut lengthwise in a series of minute slits. This is what collects water from the ground, allowing it to flow down the pipes. Weeping tile is used in conjunction with sump pumps, or is laid out to end in a sewer line.
The rocks or stones that you find around the weeping tiles promote drainage and prevent the pipes from getting clogged with dirt. This means the dirt stays out and water flows in. Weeping tiles will increase the efficiency of many regular drainage systems. In exterior basement waterproofing, weeping tile is installed beside the footing or just below the concrete inside a basement (around the perimeter of the basement walls) and are used in conjunction with a sump pump. Excess moisture is allowed to seep through the gravel and is collected by the pipes and drained away.
Installation of weeping tile is best left to professionals. Benji Dittrich Construction will save you time, money and any further deterioration of your home. Avoid costly mistakes and hire a professional, we have knowledge and experience and you only want to do this once.
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