Drain Tile | Corrugated Pipe
Drain tile comes in a 4 inch diameter pipe available in Solid, Slotted, or Slotted with a Sock wrapped around the pipe to prevent sediment leaking into or blocking the pipe. Angelos / SiteOne has all the fittings you need for your drainage project including tees, couplers, downspout adapters, elbow, wyes, end caps, sump crocks, catch basins and popup emiters. Advanced Drainage Systems Drain tiles most common uses are the basement foundation waterproofing, culverts, french drains, sump water direction and trench drains on pool decks and in front of garage doors. Drain tile is also great for directing water from your downspouts away from your home.
What Are Drain Tile Pipes?
Drain tile pipes are basically a pipe with stone surrounding it and is used to transport water
. The perforations let the water in and run toward the sump pump to be pumped out. The stones purpose is to protect the pipe from being crushed by the weight of the dirt. The stone also improves the movement of water around the pipe. The drain tile collects water around your basement foundation, delivers it to your sump pump, and then the water is pumped away from your home.
Is There Different Drain Tile Types?
There are interior drain tiles or exterior drain tiles. Interior drain tiles can be placed, above, within, or under a concrete slab. The most common placement for drain tile systems in homes are below the concrete slab. Waterproofing is done to direct the water to the drain pipe. Exterior drain tiles, are usually installed in construction and are installed around the foundation. The drain tile collects and redirects the water through the soil. Exterior drainage systems need a sump pump so the water can be pumped out of the drain.
What Are Drain Tile Sump Pumps?
A sump pump is a small pump that can be installed in either the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace. Its duty is to keep the area under the building dry and prevent under the building from flooding. Usually, sump pumps are inserted in a sump basin and its job is to pump the water out of the sump basin
, to and away from the building, so the crawlspace or basement can stay dry.
What Are Drain Tile Catch Basins?
The main component to a landscape drainage system is the catch basin. Its job is to help facilitate proper water drainage
to avoid property damage. They are normally placed in the ground near areas of standing water caused by excess rainwater. A catch basin serves another purpose for your home besides just helping drain water from the property. It maintains a clean and free flowing plumbing system. Drains could flow directly through pipes but would often become clogged with debris or sediment. The bottom of the catch basin solves this issue.
How Do You Know if Your Drain Tile System Is Clogged?
There are several steps you can take to be able to tell if your drain tile is clogged. First, you can check your sump basin if your home has one. Check the basin to see if the water isn't being quickly pumped out by your sump pump. Feeling extra moisture or water coming through leaks in the cracks in your basement can also be a sign that the drain system is clogged and isn’t moving water away from the foundation into the sump basin. Another area you can check if you do not have a sump basin is the drain system outlet. After a day of heavy rain, if water isn’t flowing out, there may be a clog which you may be able to identify by looking up the pipe with a flashlight.
Don’t put your home at risk without a proper drainage system! Angelo’s Supplies has everything you need to protect your property from water damage and are here to help if you have any questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to call Angelo’s on how you can protect your home!