The number one way to keep moisture from damaging the foundation of your home and getting into the house is to have a properly installed and intact weeping tile, also known as a French drain. This drainage system, when correctly applied, draws moisture away from the foundation of a building and distributes it into the surrounding ground. A reliable drainage system installation not only protects your house by keeping wetness out of the home’s interior, but it also helps maintain the structure of the building itself.
Making sure that a proper weeping tile drainage system is installed all around your house in the best way to ensure the houses’ longevity. Weeping tile needs to fully surround a house and be in good repair to do its job properly. But sometimes as a property ages, the drainage system can decay and become in need of repair or need to be replaced fully. Evidence of a damaged drainage system usually shows itself in the form of a damp or musty smelling basement. Often there is water seepage through parts of the wall or floor, damp or moldy smells and surfaces, and sometimes there can even be standing pools of water that occur after heavy rainstorms or a spring thaw.
As a seasoned and well trained team of specialists in weeping tile installation and French drain installation, our experts at Delta Waterproofing are ready to help make sure that your weeping tile is doing its job and that the drainage around your home is intact and adequate.
To first determine the scope of your drainage system installation project, an excavation is done of parts of the property surrounding the home to determine the location and size of the drainage system issue. Then, further digging is done to fully expose the weeping tile in order to repair or replace it, depending on the severity of the drainage systems condition. On occasion, if the weeping tile might seem to have minimal issue, and a simple cleaning might be all that is required to improve the situation, although this is often only a temporary fix. Otherwise, the old tile is removed, the area or areas are cleaned and prepared and the new drainage system is placed and covered back up.
While the lengthy process of changing or repairing the weeping tile drainage system can seem daunting and expensive, leaving a moisture issue to fester in your home can ending up causing more damage and compromise your house’s value. Investing in keeping moisture out of your home is an investment in your home’s equity, so if you need drainage system installation for your home, contact us today for a free estimate.