WEEPING TILE WITH FILTER CLOTH
The term “weeping tile” harkens back to the old days when terracotta tiles and pipes were used for water drainage around the house.
These days, “weeping tiles” are plastic or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) piping with tiny holes or small slits poked through one side that waterproofing professionals use when they install interior or exterior waterproofing solutions for the home.
In terms of exterior waterproofing, water flows into the 4-inch continuous pipe through the holes or slits and is carried away from the home’s foundation. Filter fabric or cloth is wrapped around the pipe so dirt or weeds don’t obstruct the system. After gravel is poured into the trench to secure the weeping tile, filter fabric is also laid over the gravel to prevent dirt or silt from seeping down from the surface.
All of this further increases the life expectancy of your exterior waterproofing system since it’s vital the weeping tiles don’t become clogged.