Weeping-Tile-Installation-300x225-30575_185x185Weeping Tile is drainage pipe that is installed around the exterior of foundations.  The tile is designed to collect water that accumulates around the footings and carries it away to either a sump liner, a storm sewer or dry well.

The tile is made of high density polyethylene resin and comes in a variety of sizes and types for different applications.

Unfortunately, Ottawa is an area with almost a third of its residential homes still made with clay. It is important to have a safe, modern, and fully functional weeping tile system built in to protect your home properly from water entering the basement. A fully functional, plastic weeping tile system is guaranteed to provide superior results and will help keep your basement dry. This provides further benefits to your home financially as if you are a homeowner looking to sell your home; the first thing most buyers look at is the basement. A dry basement will give the buyer assurance that they won’t have to spend on crack repairs and any health related issues and can make or break the deal.

The building code in Ontario requires 4″ flexible tile for most residential applications.

Commercial application specifications are determined by the Building Code and/or engineering requirements and may require either 4″, 6″ or 8″ flexible or non-flexible tile depending on site conditions.  For areas with high sand content, we strongly recommend a tile with “filter cloth cover” to reduce build up of sand and silt inside the tile, over time.

Key Benefits

  • Provides a control for ground water
  • Allows a point of least resistance helping to relieve hydrostatic pressure
  • Helps to take water away from around the foundation
  • Provides point of least resistance under the basement floor
  • Connects the outside weeping tile system to a method of taking the water away


Replace or Flush?

Clogged, damaged or non-existent weeping tile systems can lead to wet basements. Extreme clogs or irreparable damage to the weeping tile system could lead to a full weeping tile system replacement. However, not all clogged weeping tile systems need to be replaced.

clogged weeping tile

Hydro Jetting

Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to flush the accumulated sediment out of the weeping tile system using water under high pressure. This is called Hydro Jetting. Hydro Jetting involves forcing pressurized water down the weeping tile system where is pushes accumulated sediment, mineral buildup and other debris through the system where it can be cleaned out. A weeping tile CCTV inspection is typically done before using a hydro jet.

Weeping Tile CCTV Inspection

In order to see if your weeping tile can be flushed or needs replacement, Foundation Works can perform a weeping tile CCTV camera inspection. A CCTV video camera will be fed through your weeping tile system to allow the technician to see what is causing your weeping tile issues.

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