Weeping tile is a misnomer—a poor description in today’s world. The term was used decades ago during the 1950s and before when terracotta tiles were used for drainpipes. It is simply a drain tile or perimeter tile that is porous used for collecting underground water or discharging it. Many older homes do not have a weeping tile system. Both older and even newer homes can have cracked foundations in the rigid concrete.
We are here to help you attack the problem for your weeping tile repair with our solutions to fix it.
A weeping tile, also known as a drain tile or perimeter tiles, are made today of corrugated plastic pipe. It is configured with weep holes, or slits, then buried and bounded by an aggregate of stones larger than the holes. This will keep too much soil from entering the holes in the tiles.
Using this method, water in the soil above flows into the weeping tile then drains into a solid type such as a French drain used at garage door entrances on a slope or basement for waterproofing. Weeping tiles are used where water needs to be drained, such as farmers’ fields and for sump pumps and septic drain fields where the water is then spread out.
Weeping tile is installed around the foundation and that know-how was not available in the 1930s to 1950s. Home builders had to use what was available to them then.
After we install the weeping tiles at your home or business, we will waterproof the foundation walls outside.
Poplar, elm, and maple are native trees that grow in the Northern hemisphere of North America. They grow naturally with no help from us or are planted in residential areas. Trees are water loving with roots that spread far, searching for moisture. They are well-known for clogging concrete foundations, French drains, weeping tiles, septic tank systems, storm drains, and sewers.
Today’s PVC (polyvinyl chloride) water supply and drain pipes are up to the task with fewer leaky joints making them less predisposed to the indigenous tree roots, such as our beloved maple tree in canada.
How Does This Problem Happen?
The mysterious ways of water! The method for this particular happening is when pools of water collect behind the walls of your foundation. This can be located in your basement or the perimeter outside your house.
This predicament can trigger structural damage and cause mold to grow. You might wonder how mold can grow when there’s none in your home. The unseen mold spores are in the air just looking for a damp moist place to land and grow. At Ramma Foundation Services, Edmonton, we can eradicate the problem quickly.
What We Will Do For You
Ramma’s team will make sure that your weeping tiles are installed correctly to successfully keep water from draining away from leaking walls, under floor tiles, or any place it now exists to eliminate the problems you have now. Our crew can install weeping tiles on the exterior of your home or business if it’s never been done before as preventive preservation.
Exterior Weeping: Weeping Tile Replacement and Installation
This process is extremely cost-effective for keeping your basement dry and comfortable. This solution is chosen because it is light work that is not labor-intensive to fit your budget.
Known as external perimeter drain systems, weeping tiles manage water entering your home through walls, cracks, or up through the floor slabs.
Our crew will hand dig a narrow trench around the perimeter of your home or commercial building removing the stud walls. When finished, the crew will install piping in the trench. The concrete walls will have weep holes drilled into the bottom. Now the water can drain from the holes in the system that can be connected to a discharge pipe or sump pump.
Exterior tile replacement and installation offers additional benefits. It will additionally provide more protection by preventing water from getting through your walls to begin with. Brought together with weeping tiles and waterproofing on the outside of your home will give your home lifetime protection.
Benefits When Installing Weeping Tile
Installing weeping tiles aims to stop damage to your foundation, keep water out of the basement, to keep your home dry and enjoyable avoiding moisture and dampness that causes mold and mildew to form.
The major benefits for weeping tile repair Edmonton from Ramma Services are:
- Cost-effective for interior/exterior areas with water
- Lifetime water directed away from your home
- Hidden under the basement floor, or
- Buried unseen around the home’s perimeter
- Mitigates hydrostatic pressure increasing foundation life span
- Basement no longer damp, wet, or moldy
- Home value increased
Call us now for a cost-free no obligation weeping tile repair quote to discuss your options for basement remediation and water mitigation at (780) 940-5818.