Weeping tile cleaning


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Old 10-19-11, 08:30 AM
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Weeping tile cleaning

I have a 4 year old house and the weeping tile drains very slowly. It may have always been like this - I am not sure.

Is there a way to clean out the weeping tile? Can I put a hose down into it and see if I can loosen up any sediment?

I have been told the weeping tile in our neighborhood ties into our storm sewers.
 
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Old 10-19-11, 09:14 AM
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Where is the "weeping tile"? Are gutter downspouts tied into it?

If at the level of the bottom of the footing - is it inside, outside or both?

Inside tile is frequently installed in a continuous loop with a clean-out for flushing. Very often, they drain to sump or to daylight through a solid wall pipe.

Any access from the exterior? It it a closed system to the storm sewer?

The cheap, corrugated pipe always has clogging problems because it has belly and it rarely will drain well, so sediment can build up.

If you go the hose route, make sure you know where the water is going.

Dick
 
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Old 10-19-11, 02:43 PM
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It is only on the outside and it had nothing into it except window wells...
 
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Old 10-20-11, 06:32 PM
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Checked the weeping tile and it is almost totally filled with sand. When I had some landscaping being done there were a couple of places where the weaping tile was exposed and the eavestroughs carried sand into the weeping tile. Would leaving a hose going into it eventually clean it out?
 
 

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