Drain Tile Tests – Waukesha County & Milwaukee, WI
Is Your Drain Tile Working? Find out.
Drain tile systems are networks of pipes under and around the foundation of your house. They’re designed to collect water and bring it to your sump pump, to be propelled away from your home. A drain tile test measures how well this system is working.
If your drain tile system is clogged or not functioning properly, it won’t protect your house’s basement and foundation like it’s supposed to. This can cause costly water damage.
Reasons to get a drain tile test:
- You’re seeing signs of water damage in your basement: bowed or cracked walls, insect invasions, mold or rot, peeling paint
- You have bought or are considering buying a new house
- You’re selling your house
- A real estate agent or home inspector has recommended it
Rion Waterproofing’s expert contractors protect Milwaukee and Waukesha County homes from water damage and guarantee our repair work with a lifetime warranty. Don’t leave your basement’s waterproofing to chance; contact our specialists to get a free quote for a drain tile test.
If your drain tile inspection reveals any issues, our specialists have the expertise to solve the problem. Whether it’s cleaning a simple clog, repairing damages, or replacing a hopelessly broken drainage system, Rion has you covered.
Our company also offers a wide range of additional services to protect Milwaukee and Waukesha County homes from leaks and water damage:
- Basement interior waterproofing
- French drain installation
- Foundation repair and stabilization
- Egress window installation
What Is an Interior Drain Tile Test?
For an interior drain tile inspection, a contractor opens up a few holes in the basement’s concrete floor to view the drain tile pipes and run water through them. If the system is working correctly, the water will flow to the sump pump and be taken away from the house. If the pipes are broken or clogged, the issue will be revealed, and the contractor will assess the needed repairs or cleanout.
What Is an Exterior Drain Tile Spud Test?
A drain tile spud test is the exterior counterpart of the interior inspection. Here, the contractor drives a spud (pipe) into the ground outside the house and pumps water down it. This helps the specialist determine whether or not the water is flowing into the drainage system correctly, or sitting against the foundation walls and threatening the basement.
What Is a Drain Tile VS a French Drain?
The definitions of French drains and drain tiles are very similar and often used interchangeably. But if we’re being technical, there are a couple of differences.
French drains are classically installed close to the surface, outside your home. They’re made of perforated pipe that’s buried in a bed of gravel. The gravel trench slopes away from your house, collecting water into the pipe and using gravity to send it away from your foundation.
Drain tiles (also called footing drains) are typically installed deeper underground, in the foundation of your home. The design is similar to a French drain, but more contained, directing water to your sump pump which then propels the water away.
Drain Tile Test Cost
The best way to get a cost estimate is just to call or message us! We’ll get you a quote.
Whether you need a drain tile test, drain tile restoration or installation, foundation repair, or any of our other waterproofing services, we’re here to help. So just give us a call!
Rion Waterproofing protects homes and basements with our drainage services in Milwaukee, Waukesha, West Allis, Shorewood, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, Mequon, Hartland, Glendale, Brookfield, Delafield, and the surrounding areas.