Weeping Tile Installation

Proper drainage is essential for the health of homes and buildings. Summit Drain recognizes the importance of efficient water management around foundations. Our weeping tile installation in Ottawa is designed to address wet basement issues by diverting water away from your foundation. This will protect your home from potential water damage, ensuring the integrity and structure of your home remain intact.

Why You Need Weeping Tiles

Weeping tile is an underground drainage system used to manage excess water around buildings, especially in areas with high water tables. It’s typically made of perforated PVC pipe, surrounded by gravel, and covered with a filter fabric to prevent clogging. The weeping tile works by collecting water from the soil and directing it away from the foundation, preventing moisture buildup and water damage.

It’s an essential component of many building’s waterproofing systems, as it helps to protect the foundation from water damage and prevent basement flooding. Proper installation and maintenance of weeping tile can greatly extend the lifespan of your home’s foundation and prevent costly repairs in the future.

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Our Weeping Tile Installation Services

Don’t wait for a pipe burst or flood to ensure proper protection for your home. Summit Drain will ensure water is properly diverted away from your property with our comprehensive Ottawa weeping tile installation.

	
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Interior Weeping Tile Installation

Our interior weeping tile is a type of subsurface drainage system designed to manage water intrusion in basements. It’s installed inside the basement, around the perimeter of the floor, and works by collecting water that has already entered the basement and directing it toward a sump pump. The sump pump then pumps the water out of the house, preventing further damage to the building’s foundation. We typically install Interior weeping tile when the exterior drainage system is not feasible or sufficient to manage water intrusion. This may be the case in older homes or homes located in areas with high water tables. Interior weeping tile is also commonly installed in conjunction with exterior weeping tile as part of a comprehensive waterproofing system.

The weeping tile is typically made of PVC pipe, which is durable, flexible, and easy to install. The pipe is perforated to allow water to enter, and is covered with gravel and filter fabric to prevent clogging and ensure proper water flow. The sump pump is typically located in a designated area of the basement, such as a pit or crock, and is activated automatically when the water level rises.It’s important to note that the installation of an exterior weeping tile should be done by a professional contractor with experience in basement waterproofing. We at Summit Drain specialize in weeping tile installation and can ensure that the weeping tile is properly installed and functioning as intended. We also provide advice on how to best maintain the system to ensure its effectiveness in managing water intrusion.

Exterior Weeping Tile Installation

Our exterior weeping tile, on the other hand, is installed outside the building’s foundation, typically around the footing or below the basement floor.

It works by collecting water before it enters the basement and directing it away from the foundation towards a designated outlet, such as a drainage ditch or a storm sewer system. Exterior weeping tile is typically installed during the construction of a building or as part of a foundation repair or waterproofing project.

Proper installation and maintenance of exterior weeping tile is crucial to ensure its effectiveness and prevent potential water damage to the building’s foundation. This may include regular inspection and cleaning of the weeping tile, as well as ensuring that the drainage outlet is clear, free of clogs and functioning properly.

Exterior weeping tile is an effective solution for managing water intrusion around the foundation of a building and protecting the building’s foundation from potential damage. It is typically more effective than interior weeping tile as it addresses the problem at its source, preventing water from entering the building in the first place. However, exterior weeping tile can be more costly and disruptive to install, particularly in existing buildings.

What You Get with Summit Drain

When you choose Summit Drain, you get a drain and plumbing company with over 10 years of experience in Ottawa. Experience and knowledge are not only invaluable but understanding the neighbourhoods and history of Ottawa is what sets us apart. You can trust that our team will provide you with the best water management solutions whether you live in a 100-year-old home or a 5-year-old home.

Our Weeping Tile Installation Process

Interior Weeping Tile Installation

Installing weeping tile is not a simple or quick process – that’s why this should always be completed by our team of professionals.  Here is a brief overview of how we do it:

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Preparation

The first step in installing an interior weeping tile is to prepare the basement. This may involve removing any carpeting or flooring, as well as cutting a channel along the perimeter of the basement floor.

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Excavation

Once the channel has been cut, the next step is to excavate the soil around the perimeter of the foundation to create a trench for the weeping tile.

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Installation of the weeping tile

Once the trench has been excavated, the weeping tile is installed. The weeping tile is typically made of PVC pipe and is perforated to allow water to enter. The weeping tile is placed in the trench and covered with gravel to prevent clogging and ensure proper water flow.

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Installation of the sump pump

Once the weeping tile has been installed, the next step is to install the sump pump. The sump pump is installed in a pit and is connected to the weeping tile via a PVC pipe. The sump pump is designed to remove water that enters the weeping tile and discharge it outside the home.

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Backfilling

Once the weeping tile and sump pump have been installed, the trench is backfilled with soil and the basement floor is restored.

Exterior Weeping Tile Installation

Installing an exterior weeping tile is a process that involves several steps. Here’s a basic overview of how we install this.

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Preparation and excavation

The first step in installing an exterior weeping tile is to prepare the area around the foundation. This may involve removing any landscaping materials, such as shrubs or plants, and excavating the soil around the perimeter of the foundation to create a trench for the weeping tile.

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Installation of the weeping tile

Once the trench has been excavated, the weeping tile is installed. The weeping tile is typically made of PVC pipe and is perforated to allow water to enter. The weeping tile is placed in the trench and covered with gravel to prevent clogging and ensure proper water flow.

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Installation of a filter fabric

After the weeping tile has been installed, a filter fabric is placed over the gravel to prevent soil from entering the weeping tile and clogging the system.

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Backfilling

Once the weeping tile and filter fabric have been installed, the trench is backfilled with soil, and any landscaping materials that were removed are replaced. Installation of the drainage outlet: In order for the weeping tile to effectively manage water intrusion, a drainage outlet must be installed to allow water to be discharged away from the home. This may involve the installation of a dry well or a connection to a municipal stormwater system.

Weeping Tile Maintenance

Maintenance of weeping tile typically involves regular inspection and cleaning. This may include checking the weeping tile for clogs or damage, removing debris such as leaves and dirt, and ensuring that the drainage outlet is clear and functioning properly.

It’s important to address any issues as soon as they are identified to prevent them from worsening and causing further damage.

For interior weeping tile systems, it’s important to ensure that the sump pump is functioning properly and to test it regularly to ensure that it will activate when needed. It’s also important to ensure that the weeping tile is properly covered with gravel and filter fabric to prevent clogging and ensure proper water flow.

For exterior weeping tile systems, it’s important to ensure that the landscaping material covering the weeping tile is not blocking water flow and that the drainage outlet is clear and functioning properly. It’s also important to ensure that the weeping tile is not damaged or clogged by roots or debris.

It’s recommended that weeping tile be inspected and cleaned at least once a year, and more frequently in areas with high water tables or heavy rainfall.

A professional contractor can assist with weeping tile maintenance and repairs, as well as provide advice on how to best protect a building’s foundation from water damage.

Weeping Tile Installation Process

How Long Does Weeping Tile Installation Services Take?

On average, our exterior weeping tile installation takes about 4 to 5 days. Meanwhile, our interior weeping tile installation usually takes about 2 to 3 days.

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Weeping Tiles in Ottawa?

On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $4,000 and $10,000 for the installation of weeping tile in Canada.

The cost to install weeping tile in Ottawa can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and type of the property, the condition of the foundation, and the type of weeping tile being installed. 

For interior weeping tile, the cost can range from $50 to $80 per linear foot, while exterior weeping tile can cost between $3,500 and $10,000 for an average-sized home. Additional costs may also include excavation, landscaping, and repair of any damage to the foundation.

It’s important to note that while the cost of weeping tile installation may seem high, it is worthwhile investment in the long run as it can prevent costly water damage to the foundation of a home.

You may also be eligible for government grants or subsidies to help offset the cost of weeping tile installation, particularly in areas prone to flooding or with high water tables.

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Professional Weeping Tile Installation Services in Ottawa

Summit Drain is a trusted and experienced company that specializes in weeping tile installations in Ottawa. Whether you need an interior or exterior weeping tile installed, our professional contractors have the expertise and equipment to get the job done right. We take pride in our work and strive to provide the best possible service to our customers. If you’re experiencing water intrusion issues in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free estimate. We’ll work with you to find the best solution to protect your home from water damage.

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