What if you lost your most precious memories because your home flooded? This is an unfortunate reality for homeowners all across the country. Fortunately, there’s a way to protect your home and your memories.
The solution is to install a perforated drain tile system. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of this system.
What Is a Perforated Drain Tile System?
With this system, your basement floor is excavated and perforated with pipes that are covered by gravel, filter paper, and a drain grate. After the system is installed, water coming into your basement is absorbed into the gravel before gathering inside the drain tile and being carried out to a sump pit and storm drain.
By collecting and disposing of water that makes its way into your basement in this way, the system protects your basement and home from the accumulation of water. That, in turn, helps protect it from the serious damage that water can cause.
Installing a perforated drain tile system is a real time-saver compared to the alternatives. That’s because other ways of protecting your home from flooding involve excavating the exterior of your home. That means tearing down any existing decks or paved surfaces in your way before you can even begin excavating.
By contrast, installing an interior system doesn’t disrupt the exterior of your home. And it offers quicker installation.
It’s Future Proof
Protecting the basement of your home from potential flooding is important. However, some homeowners think that means giving up on using that space for any purpose other than guarding against floods.
With a perforated drain tile system, though, your basement retains all of the potential it previously had. By adding a water vapor wall barrier, you can still fully finish your basement area without worrying about potential damage from water and mold.
In this way, you have all the basement protection you want without sacrificing the big plans you’ve always had for your basement.
Not only are perforated drain tiles time-savers, they cost quite a bit less than alternative solutions. Whether you’re doing it yourself or letting a professional handle it, installing this kind of interior system costs far less than doing any kind of extensive exterior excavations and modifications.
The Bottom Line
Now you know the many benefits of a perforated drain tile system. But do you know who can help you install it?