Drain Tile Systems
Whether your basement is finished or unfinished, chances are that you would prefer water stays out of it at all times. A damp or leaky basement is a frustrating problem and one that many people struggle with on a regular basis. One great way to combat this is to have a drain tile system installed in your home.
Drain tile systems are a simple yet extremely effective measure you can take to help keep water out of your basement for good. However, to ensure that your drain tile system is put in correctly and will function properly, you need to have it installed by an experienced professional.
Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating serves installs drain tile systems all over the Cleveland, OH area. Our technicians have years of experience working with these systems, so you can be sure your drain tile will serve you well for many years to come.
What Are Drain Tile Systems?
Drain tile systems are made up of several different components. One of these components is the drain tile itself which is actually a pipe about four inches diameter with multiple holes drilled along its length.
Surrounding this pipe is gravel, which is easier for water to move through than the rest of the soil around your house. Since the water will go in whichever direction is easiest, it flows through the gravel into the pipe rather than through the soil or through cracks into your basement. Then a cover is placed over the gravel so that nothing can get into the pipe to clog it.
The final component is the water outlet. Once you have collected all of this water through your drain tile system, you need someplace for it to go. And since the main reason for installing the drain tile system to begin with was to keep water out of your basement, it makes sense to direct the water away from your house.
If possible, water outlets for drain tile systems should go downhill and come out into the air at some point. However, if you do not have the luxury of gravity on your side, you can still create an effective water outlet. This usually involves either installing a sump pit in your basement or building a substantial French drain outside of it.
Drain Tile Installation in Cleveland
Drain tiles work wonderfully, but their installation is understandably a bit complicated. You need to have a team of Cleveland plumbers on your side to ensure the process goes smoothly. There are simply too many factors to take into consideration to trust this type of work to an inexperienced team or to try to do it yourself.
Ideally, you would have a drain tile system installed when your home is first built. That will save you a great deal of time and money. Realistically, though, your basement may have been built well before you moved into the home, so you obviously had little say in the matter. Luckily these systems can be put in existing homes as well and still achieve great results. How they are installed and what components of the system are needed will largely depend on your circumstances. This is why it is so important to call a Cleveland plumber for a closer inspection of your property.
Experienced Drain Tile Professionals
If you are interested in drain tile system installation or service in the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area, call Pompeii’s Plumbing today. We have installed these systems in homes all throughout the area and our technicians are extremely familiar with the procedure and equipment needed to carry out a proper installation.