Exterior Drain Tile

Exterior Drain Tile Systems

Exterior drain tiles, more commonly know as footing drains, are usually installed during construction. The drain tile around the outside of a foundation acts as a piping system to collect and redirect subsurface water that moves down into and through the soil. Installing an exterior drainage system at an existing building is the most costly, but also the most effective water control approach. This requires digging up the area around the foundation and rebuilding it similar to a new house installation. It also requires digging up shrubs and other obstacles around the house. Exterior drain tiles can be placed beside or on top of the footing. All exterior drainage systems must drain to a sump that can be pumped out.

An exterior drain tile system is your best option if it's not practical to waterproof a basement from the inside, due to having an already finished basement. This process starts by excavating a trench next to the foundation wall, then we apply a rubberized waterproof coating (30 year warranty) to the wall, next step we install a filtered PVC drain tile that will drain into the sump pit (pictured below). Next we backfill with 12'' of washed gravel, filter paper to help prevent dirt from clogging the drain tile, then backfill with the existing soil. We can remove concrete or asphalt diveways, walkways or patios if necessary. In most cases we will excavate by hand to reduce damage to your landscape, and we will leave an acceptable grade tapering the soil away from the foundation. A drain tile system is a collection of pipes installed around your foundation. The pipes are perforated to allow water to drain into them. The pipes then run the water into an interior sump pit or drained to an exterior location if possible. Homes without a drain tile system, with a clogged drain tile system, or when the drain tile is improperly installed and pitched away from the sump basin can find their crawl spaces and basements flooded. here

Our typical exterior drain tile is only about a two day process, and comes with a lifetime transferable warranty.
Exterior Drain TIle:

A drain tile system is a collection of pipes installed around your foundation. The pipes are perforated to allow water to drain into them. The pipes then run the water into an interior sump pit or drained to an exterior location if possible. Homes without a drain tile system, with a clogged drain tile system, or when the drain tile is improperly installed and pitched away from the sump basin can find their crawl spaces and basements flooded.

Exterior Drain Tile in your home

An exterior drain tile system is your best option if it's not pratical to waterproof a basement from the inside, due to having an already finished basement. This process starts by excavating a trench next to the foundation wall, then we apply a rubberized waterproof coating (30 year warranty) to the wall, next step we install a filtered PVC drain tile that will drain into the sump pit (pictured below). Next we backfill with 12'' of washed gravel, filter paper to help prevent dirt from clogging the drain tile, then backfill with the existing soil. We can remove concrete or asphalt driveways, walkways or patios if necessary. In most cases we will excavate by hand to reduce damage to your landscape, and we will leave an acceptable grade tapering the soil away from the foundation.