With summer comes extreme weather, including storms that bring heavy rainfall. Bodies of water and over-saturated ground can’t always handle the showers that come our way, and suddenly you find your home or business falling victim to a flood.
Unlike the name suggests, weeping tiles are actually pipes that discharge underground water from around the perimeter of a home or from a basement. Exterior weeping tile manages water at ground level, and are placed in a trench around a home, whereas interior weeping tile is most often used if the exterior weeping tile has failed.
Flooding is stressful, serious, and unfortunately not 100% preventable due to accidents, like sump pump failure, and extreme forces of nature. While we can’t always control when our home floods, we can control how we react to, and cope with, such a disaster in order to minimize damage and loss.
Spring is officially here and with it comes warmer weather, longer days, and lots of water. Melting snow and rainy days help the flowers bloom, but that water can be a huge issue if it gets into your home.