Wednesday, May 1st by Kristina McGovern
Drain tile placed along the outside perimeter of the foundation is prone to clogging. An interior perimeter drainage system can be a clog-free alternative.
If you have water in the basement or crawl space, you might have heard about “drain tile.” Maybe you have a neighbor or friend who has a drain tile system in their home. If you’re considering buying a home with a water seepage problem, maybe the home inspector mentioned that you might need to have a drain tile system installed.
Drain tile can also be called a drainage tile, French drain, weeping tile, perforated drain, foundation drain, perimeter drain, or drainage channel. These terms are often used interchangeably when referring to a drainage system that directs water away from the home’s foundation.
In modern residential applications, drain tile is a drainage system made up of perforated PVC or flexible plastic piping. There are two methods for installing drain tile:
The water that collects in the drain pipes is usually directed downslope from the house or to a sump pit inside the basement or crawl space.
If you notice water in the basement or crawl space after heavy rain or when the snow melts, a drainage system is most likely the answer. If you have a sump pump or drainage system that’s not working as it should, have it inspected by a professional that specializes in basement or crawl space waterproofing. Basement Systems offers a wide range of drainage options for basements and crawl spaces.
Your local Basement Systems or CleanSpace Dealer can help you choose the best foundation drainage solution for your home. Contact us today to schedule your free waterproofing consultation.
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