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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Both homes and the Mike Weaver Drain Tile Museum are open to the public.
(73) However, the court pointed out that the aerial photographs could also be interpreted to show that the inlet was causing damming, that a contour map prepared by the drain tile installer was not conclusive and of questionable accuracy, and that the testimony of the drain tile installer relating to restoring the land to its previous condition was unconvincing.
From there, water runs out through a 4-inch drain tile. We use two stainless steel shelves from a restaurant shelving unit as a spray surface.
In the proper hands, a drain tile test will not only determine the exact cause of water entry, but also may save homeowners thousands of dollars by locating any hampered drain tile.
For example, Uzemack points out that a vineyard situated on flat land is not ideal unless it has a dependable drain tile system, while a hilly vineyard situated next to a forest is prone to frost every spring.
Not yet perhaps, but French drains and drain tile have a way of plugging up and those concrete walls could crack and leak with even a mild earthquake.
The first installation of Super Cooling is at Francesville Drain Tile Corp.
Below grade, at the foundation exterior, a drain tile should be installed along the base of the footing and connected to a suitable outlet such as a storm sewer or dry well.
Most homes in Goodell are served by septic tanks connected to drain tile lines that eventually discharge into a creek.
For example, you can use it to check the pitch of drain tile, estimate the slope of a backyard or fence, check the slope of driveway forms and determine the height for the post of an elevated deck.
(78) Winterton sued his neighbor, Elverson, for damages to his property caused by Elverson's installation of a drain tile system that changed the way the water drained over Winterton's servient land.
Because of the cost of adding a tunnel to the already high cost of planting a vineyard (now estimated before land costs to be at least $30,000 per acre in the east when drain tile, deer fence, trellis, vines and irrigation are included), not every grower may be interested in erecting tunnels over part or all of his or her vineyard.