Interior Drain Tile

Drain tile is installed in a residential setting to make sure water is diverted away from the basement of the home.

In times of rapid snow melt like Minnesota experienced in early 2019, drain tile is critical in making sure water intrusion doesn’t happen and if it does, the water is moved safely to the sump pump where it can be moved out of the home.

Most of the time, drain tile is installed when a home is first built. However, after-the-fact systems can be installed, and original systems fixed if they become ineffective.

With over 20 years of experience in drain tile installation and repair, Concrete and Foundation Solutions is your answer to water intrusion and water drainage problems in residential and commercial settings.

Drain Tile Installation

We can repair or install new drain tile in an already finished basement with a minimal amount of disruption to your home. Our process is proven and effective.

Step 1 – Dig

The first step in installing or repairing interior drain tile is to remove approximately 12″ of the concrete floor to create and access the base of the foundation footings.

Step 2 – Lay Drain Tile

Next, we install heavy, rigid PVC drain tubing in the exposed trench. A layer 3/4″ in depth of washed rock is also placed in the trench to act as a sediment filtration system. This creates a better way to drain water.

Step 3 – Directing the Water Away

Holes are drilled in the block wall voids to help water evacuation. Vent-Mat edging is installed to direct the problem water into the prepared drainage trench. A drain tube will channel water to a heavy walled PVC basin containing the sump pump. The evacuation pipe from the sump pump is then installed per building code in your area.

Step 4 – Lay Cover

Heavy vinyl sheeting is placed over the drainage rock trench to form a final moisture barrier.

Step 5 – Replacing the Concrete Flooring

Replacing the concrete floor is the final step in this process.


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