DRAIN TILE CLOGGED

Water can find its way into your basement in many ways resulting in huge problems. Drainage systems whether interior or exterior are required to channel away water from a home and ensure the basement is free from dampness. Whenever you find that the drain tiles are clogged, you need to find a solution to the problem. Clogged drain tiles will not function as needed and soon your home will be in trouble should floods or heavy downpour occur. Aquatech Waterproofing offers you solutions to this problem. We have a professional team that will repair the foundation to ensure that it is properly waterproofed. Whenever you see signs of leaks, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can deal with clogged drain tiles by unblocking them using state-of-the-art technology or even install weeping tiles in the event that the pipes are severely damaged. Drain tiles may also be referred to as weeping tiles or perimeter drains and they help control water from both exterior and interior surfaces. These systems work to prevent water from pooling against the home. They drive water to flow away from the basement. With interior drain tiles, they may be combined with sump pumps if necessary.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN CLOGGED DRAIN TILES?

You may at times notice the signs of a clogged drain tile, but in other cases, it may not be noticeable. If you see water pooling against the home, it may suggest that the tiles are failing. Sometimes, on the interior of the house, water may not be channeled out properly thereby causing the basement to become wet. You may want to look at the basin of your sump pump after a heavy downpour and if you see that the water has not drained, it may mean that the drain tile is clogged.

Other signs may be dampness in your basement or the drains are not flowing. These may occur if the drain tiles are failing. You need an expert to check them to find out the problem and that’s where Aquatech Waterproofing team comes in handy.

WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN TO DRAINS?

Clogging of drains may occur due to a number of things. The most common cause is the roots of trees, which can penetrate the pipes and block them. At other times, debris may be trapped inside the pipes and this blocks them completely. Whenever older pipes or even new ones are damaged or misaligned, they may also cause clogging. Water will not flow in the pipes properly if they are blocked and as a result, there will be pools of water around the house or inside the basement. You need regular maintenance to deal with this problem.

WHAT SOLUTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AGAINST CLOGGED UP DRAINS?

Clogged pipes require unclogging or replacement in case they are damaged severely. At Aquatech Waterproofing, we resolve issues of clogged drain tiles without needing to excavate the grounds. The pipes are examined with video cameras to determine where the blockage is occurring. A rooter or drain snake is used to clear away the clogs.

In case the pipe is severely damaged, we install new weeping tiles. In addition to that, we also provide perimeter drains to make sure your basement is not ruined by water. This is part of the exterior or interior waterproofing solution.