BENEFITS OF WEEPING TILE INSTALLATION IN OTTAWA
You can enjoy the following benefits of weeping tile installation:
- It is a very cost-effective solution
- Keeps water away from your house
- Can be easily installed around the home
- Increases life expectancy of foundations
- Gives a wet, damp, and mold-free basement
You should hire a professional weeping tile installer to get the best results. You can rely on BOL-DAN FOUNDATION & MASONRY INC to effectively install weeping tiles inside or on the perimeter of your Ottawa home. Our professionals can complete the job in the most non-invasive and budget-friendly way possible. Get in touch with us today!
Common Problems with Older Weeping Tiles Systems
The weeping tiles systems have evolved in 80 years of usage, from clay tiles—before 1970—to plastic pipes. With houses built between 1940 and 1950, drainage systems are either absent or non-functional. With residential buildings anterior to 1970, our experts can sometimes see clay tiles systems that do not drain water anywhere or are nonexistent. With time, dirt and tree roots can enter the pipes and clog or damage them.
If you have an older house and are unsure if you have any weeping tiles installed around your home, you can always contact us for our expertise and advice to make the best choice.
The Importance of Draining Water
Weeping tiles are installed around your house based on the foundation walls. They allow water that accumulates close to the footing to be drained into the storm sewer or the sump pump system. Considering that concrete and mortar are porous, they end up absorbing water. The pool formed by the walls has a tendency to remain there for several years if not correctly drained, which leads to the deterioration of the foundation, hence the loss of the whole building’s structural integrity.
Have Your Weeping Tile Checked Out
Most of the time, problems in the drainage system go unnoticed for years, until a crack appears in the foundation, which makes homeowners aware of potential issues. Yet, there are signs that you can look for:
- Puddles forming during rainstorms
- Humidity level getting higher in the basement
- Efflorescence developing on concrete surfaces (white glassy powder)
- Water leaking in the basement
In the case of water leaks, the weeping tiles are not always faulty. You need to ensure the origin of the leak before deciding to invest a large amount of money into weeping tiles repairs in Ottawa. A regular inspection is the best way to determine whether your drainage system, modern or not, is fully functional.
How to Choose the Right Weeping Tile System in Ottawa?
As a homeowner, you must make an informed decision while choosing a weeping tile system for your home. Choosing the right approach can make all the difference. Your professional weeping tile installers know the most suitable weeping tile system for your homes based on the following factors:
- A clog-resistant design
- Drain water from leaky walls
- Independent of filter fabric
- A large outlet draining to a sump
Apart from the factors mentioned above, weeping tiles must not cause structural damage to your residential property. You can rely on us to serve you with the best possible weeping tile inspection and installation.
When to Replace Your Weeping Tiles
Clay weeping tiles that are damaged and clogged must be replaced. Such a system usually works for decades but its lifespan depends on the movement in the ground and the expansion due to frost that tend to make the tiles move, so that tree roots and dirt can easily get in. Even a modern system can get damaged. If ever you suspect that your weeping tiles are not functioning properly, contact BOL-DAN: we can evaluate the situation and offer you a free estimation for the required work.