Exterior repairs conducted from the outside are fundamentally aimed at safeguarding your indoor environment and the integrity of your foundation walls. These repairs are crucial as they not only protect the structural stability of your home but also ensure a safe and healthy living space by preventing issues like water infiltration and foundation damage. By maintaining the exterior, you’re effectively preserving the interior and overall longevity of your property.
A weeping tile is a porous, plastic pipe with slits, used for underground drainage around building foundations. It’s installed below the foundation footing, encircled by aggregate larger than the slits to prevent soil clogging. This setup allows water from the surrounding soil to enter the weeping tile and then be directed away to a storm sewer or sump pump, protecting the foundation from water damage.