Drain Tile Repair in Calgary Should be Left to a Licensed Plumber

Drain Tile Repair in Calgary Should be Left to a Licensed Plumber

While you usually never see the drain tile surrounding your home, it plays an integral part in ensuring that your house stays dry on the bottom floor when there is a lot of rain. If your basement, lowest level or crawl space is wet, there is a problem with your drain tile and you should call immediately for drain tile repair in Calgary.

Although it is possible to repair a small section of drain tile, it is not typically recommended. Scheduling a complete replacement as a way to maintain the integrity of the pipe is the best solution. Seen most often as a flexible, perforated pipe around four inches in diameter, drain tile extends around the perimeter of your home and can be covered with a mesh sock.

A backhoe is used to dig up the existing drain tile from the footer below ground so that it can be removed and replaced with a new pipe. The new drain tile will be placed on the footer beside the foundation and can be braced, if necessary, to make sure that it will not move. At least a foot of small, clean rocks should be added over and around the drain tile for adequate water filtering. The soil is then replaced in the trench. To make sure you have sufficient protection with your drain tile, your yard should have a 2% grade slope away from the foundation. A guttering system will help carry water away from your home.

For questions or a quote for drain tile repair in Calgary, call a licensed plumber at High Mark Plumbing at (403) 407-5750. We have the experience and skill necessary to do the job right the first time.