Weeping tile – the guarantee of comfort in your yard

If you are not a fan of rubber boots and prefer to walk in the yard of your house in more familiar shoes, we recommend being aware of the issues that weeping tiles can cause for the drainage system. They are essential for land that often suffers from rising water tables.  

Drainage is necessary to remove waste away from your home to the city’s sanitation sites and create a path for excess water to be removed from your home in the event of a flood.  Also, it preserves the foundation from collapse and subsidence, preventing moisture and fungus on the walls of the building. 

What is a weeping tile?

A corrugated pipe that is similar to a garden hose with an increased diameter and an uneven ribbed surface.  It has several holes that serve as a filter.  

There are two types of weeping tiles:

  1. Single-layer – outside and inside are ribbed. Used in the installation of surface systems.
  2. Two-layered – the outer part of the pipe is ribbed and smooth on the inside. Used for installation of surface and deep systems.

They are mainly produced using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or low-pressure polyethylene (HDPE). Regardless of the materials used, a corrugated pipe is highly durable. It is possible to move the corrugated tile on the site. Drainage projects can be adjusted if unforeseen circumstances arise on the ground. For example, if during installation you find a boulder or hard rock. 

Weeping tiles are currently the most common drainage device for most properties. It has many advantages:

  • durability – service life of up to 50 years
  • easy to transport
  • agile installation
  • can be laid in trenches with curves without additional joints
  • cost effective

Weeping tile installation

Weeping tile with perforation is used exclusively for drainage, collection and drainage of rainwater, melted snow and groundwater. It can be used on any site at the beginning of construction, as well as on the finished functioning objects. Perforated drainage pipes can be laid along the perimeter or in the center of the site. If there is a risk of large amounts of excessive moisture on the site, then the two methods are used simultaneously. 

When installing a weeping tile, its best to leave it to the trained professionals so that your property does not experience any water damage. During installation it is necessary to consider the following:

  • matching the pipes to the type of the local soil/terrain
  • depth of the trench – which should be deeper than the frost penetration of the ground
  • the method of laying the pipes
  • slope of the drainage system
  • the flow of drainage

It is important to make sure that at all sharp turns, elevation differences and in areas longer than 50 meters, are equipped with inspection hatches. With their help you will be able to monitor the state of the system and respond in time if any repairs are needed to the weeping tile. 

Professionally installed weeping tiles will allow your property to avoid unnecessary projects and save you from unplanned expenses. 

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