Weeping tiles are underground pipes installed around your foundation that keep water away from your home. They are a crucial component of your drainage system. However, when a weeping tile is not installed properly or is not diconnected from the city sewer, it can cause a back up into your basement.
Watch the video below for an example of how it should be installed.
If your weeping tile and downspout are not disconnected, or if your plumbing contractor connected the weeping tile into your main drain line instead of a sump pump pit, it's just a matter of time before you get flooded.
In addition, having a backwater valve will not prevent flooding as the weeping tile water will simply accumulate in the drain system (on the internal side of backwater valve) and will eventually overflow into your basement drain, toilet or shower near by.
Here's an illustration curtesy of Region of Halton.
If you have been experiencing flooding despite having a backwater valve installed or would like to get your weeping tile inspected - we can help.
Sewer Pit Replacement By Best Plumber Toronto
I had an old sewer pit in the house with improper lid, which didn't seal the pit properly, could feel the sewer smell in the basement. Called several companies and every one of them said the only way is to replace the whole pit (they can't make a custom lid for the existing one). Other companies quoted more than $4000 for the job, plus 2-3 days of work(=several days of mess in the house). I tried to resolve the issue by other means: installed a fan, tried to seal the pit in different ways. Nothing helped. A friend of mine suggested them as a reliable and reasonable company. They came the next day after my call, gave me a much better quote ($1000 less than other companies), did an amazing very clean job in 1 DAY! Since then, my problem was resolved - no more sewer smell in the house. The pit works perfectly and will last a long time. I am very satisfied with their services and wish I knew about them earlier and didn't spend money on other stuff that didn't work. Would definitely recommend to everybody I know.