If the basement inside your home shows signs of moisture or water problems, it is time to phone a professional for help. An inspection of the drain tile is a great way to determine how the system is functioning. If it is not functioning properly, moisture problems are likely both the cause and the result of the problem. When you call a professional to handle this inspection service, it gives you assurance and peace of mind, but it can also help reduce the need for drain tile repair.
When you hire a professional to perform an inspection, he’ll open three holes in different areas of the basement to check the condition of the tile and how it is holding up against wear and tear. Only a visual inspection is performed. The professional will look for any freestanding water buildup, tree roots, and mud and deposits in the foundation. The inspection then includes the insertion of a hose into the tile that looks for flow, blockages, and the pitch. If there is a perimeter drain tile system in place, this is a fairly simple process. If this system is not there, you can expect some issues and will need to have this system installed quickly.
Aside from this inspection when you suspect a problem or when there is water or moisture buildup, there are many other occasions in which it is important to have it performed. If you are selling the home, it might be required that this inspection take place. If you’re installing steel tubes for reinforcement, it is a good idea to inspect the tile. Peace of mind is also a reason to get the inspection. Knowing that your system is functioning the way that it should is an amazing feeling and once the inspections have completed the job, this is firsthand information that you can easily access.
Costs of an inspection vary from one company to the next, though it is safe to say the minimal fees are well-spent. It is best to request quotes and compare them with several repair providers in the area to get the best rates for this service. One thing is for certain and that is the fact that you should not prolong this service if one of the above situations applies. You can keep your home in pristine condition, but you’ll need to respond quickly when an issue arises.