Weeping Tile Replacement

Proper drainage from your window wells is critical to keeping your foundation strong.

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Adequate window well drainage is made up of properly sealed window treatments, good drainage down the PVC drain out, and a well-maintained weeping tile. Since the weeping tile is located on the outside of your home, it is subject to the elements and will require replacement from time to time.

Malfunctioning weeping tiles cause many basement leaks! Depending on the age of your home, the weeping tile may be made of clay in the case of a historic home or more durable materials like perforated plastic drainage piping in contemporary homes. Over time, both styles will require replacement.

Replacing Weeping Tile

To replace a weeping tile, we will remove the soil at the foundation of your home to reveal the footing.

We will remove the weeping tile and replace it with a brand new one. At this point, we will also have the chance to assess the state of your foundation and make repairs as necessary. In addition to exchanging the drainage pipe, the weeping tile itself will need to be replaced. It is located directly below the basement floor slab. If there has been damage to your basement floor, it is wise to fix it at this point as well. Usually, this means cutting and removing narrow sections of the concrete floor and replacing it with new concrete.

Ensuring that the weeping tile is doing its job will keep your basement dry and comfortable. Don’t let an unpredictably damp basement let you lose out on the opportunity to use your basement for storage or relaxation! Trust Conterra Foundation and Repair to replace your weeping tile in a manner that best suits your foundation and landscape.

Why Weeping Tile Is Important

To help rid your basement of water, it is important to have a proper drainage system in place.

This includes the weeping tile around the perimeter of your basement walls. Weeping tile is a perforated pipe that carries groundwater from your home’s foundation and deposits it away from the house at a lower point on your property. As this water travels away from your home, it usually flows into a sump pump pit, where it is pumped outside of the home’s perimeter.

Weeping tiles are buried near your foundation, especially at a low point on your landscape that accumulates water when there has been rain or snowmelt. Properly installed and working weeping tile will prevent a wet basement for years to come.

How Is Weeping Tile Damaged?

As your weeping tile system ages, the tiles can crack and crumble due to freeze-thaw conditions.

Soil typically gets into these cracks and blocks them, causing your weeping tile to lose its ability to drain properly.

Over time this results in less drainage around your basement perimeter, which increases hydrostatic pressure on your foundation walls leading to cracks and leaks in your home.

Weeping Tile Repair

Since 1993 Conterra Foundation & Repair Ltd has been replacing and repairing weeping tiles in the Greater Hamilton Area (GHA) including Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and the surrounding areas.

We offer free inspections, written estimates and lifetime transferrable warranty. When you work with our foundation repair company, you work with trained technicians, not salespeople. Together, we can determine the best and most cost-effective solution for you.

Call Conterra Foundation and Repair for your FREE inspection and repair quote.

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