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.
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.
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.