For over 40 years, Centennial has grown to become a leading provider in plumbing, heating, electrical, and renovation services for Saskatoon and area. In 2010, we are bringing our years of experience together to launch our new
custom homes division.

This blog will chronicle our first custom home build and provide you with first hand knowledge on common challenges and rewarding triumphs that coincide with building any home.

Feel free to ask questions, leave comments, and share your building stories as we watch this dream home come to life.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Weeping Tile - Not as Sad as it Sounds!

Now that the footings have been poured, the next step is weeping tile and gravel. For those of you who aren't familiar, weeping tile isn't really tile at all - you won't find it in our in-store Stone Tile gallery! It's actually a small pipe full of tiny holes that is placed around the footings. It's also sometimes called a foundation drain.

The weeping tile is put in place to make sure that any water that seeps to the base of the home is redirected away so that it doesn't pool around the footings and cause damage. Gravel and a porous stocking are put over the weeping tile to make sure that sediment is filtered out to keep the pipes from getting clogged.

You may notice a few things about our footings that are a little different than you might have expected. Tom Firth, General Manager of Centennial, goes over this in a bit more detail as he narrates this video.

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