Drain tile


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drain tile

[′drān ‚tīl]
(building construction)
A cylindrical tile with holes in the walls used at the base of a building foundation to carry away groundwater.

Drain tile

Pipe used at the bottom of foundation walls and footings to allow drainage of groundwater; typically made of terracotta with either a circular or hexagonal cross section.

drain tile

A hollow tile, usually laid end to end as piping (with open joints) in soil in order to drain water-saturated soil, or used to permit fluid in the hollow-tile pipe to disperse into the ground (as in an absorption field).
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industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing clay sewer pipe, drain tile, flue lining tile, architectural terra-cotta, and other structural clay products.
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The clay building material and refractories manufacturing industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing: brick and structural clay tiles (NAICS 327121); ceramic wall and floor tiles (NAICS 327122); other structural clay products such as clay sewer pipe, drain tile, flue lining tile, architectural terra- cotta, and other structural clay products (NAICS 327123); clay refractory manufacturing such as mortar, brick, block, tile, and fabricated clay refractories such as melting pots (NAICS 327124); and nonclay refractory, mortar, brick, block, tile, and fabricated nonclay refractories such as graphite, magnesite, silica, or alumina crucibles (NAICS 327125).
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