Drain tiles play an important role in your home’s plumbing system. These tiles protect against leaks and water from pooling in low lying areas. Drain tiles can be installed one of two ways:
1) In your basement
2) Around the perimeter of your home’s foundation.
The tiles are made up of pipes that are perforated to allow water a point of entry. The pipes are immersed in the gravel trench allowing for proper drainage away from the foundation of your home. Although the size and shape of the piping varies, the concept still remains the same for every home.