Things To Know About Drain Tile Irrigation


Drain tile irrigation is a process by which farmers, ranchers or homeowners can get rid of excess water that has accumulated in their yards, fields or somewhere on their property. Although the word irrigation implies the act of watering something, drain tile irrigation is the opposite, and can also be beneficial if you have to remove water from your basement. To understand how drain tile irrigation works, here's a breakdown of all the essential aspects of this process.

What Is It? -- Drain tile irrigation is an installation process in which drain tiles, commonly referred to as pipes, are built indoors or outdoors to direct the flow of water away from areas such as a basement that is flooded or fields that are experiencing excess water accumulation. Most indoor drain tile irrigation is done because of a leak or broken pipes that have caused water retention. Most outdoor drain tile irrigation is done as a result of flooding or overflow from a body of water such as a river, lake, pond or stream.

Setup -- Whether it's a DIY job or performed by a professional contractor, drain tile irrigation utilises pipe material. The piping is typically made from PVC, which is strong and durable, or from clay. More expensive piping, such as ones made from copper, is also available, but these are high-end installations that will cost you a lot of money because copper pipes are the top end in terms of quality. Whether the irrigation is set up for indoor or outdoor, the pipes are perforated to allow the flow of water. The pipe is installed in a trench and filled with gravel, tile and filters that prevent sediment from blocking the trench. The gravel is used to help draw the water through the pipes. Most drain tile irrigation systems are designed so that they stop flowing once the excess water has been sufficiently drained, but will resume operation once the water levels increase again.

For outdoor drain tile irrigation in fields and farms, contractors install a sump pump, which is device that features a groundwater collection system, a tank, a pump and an outlet drain. Contractors install drain rocks and drain tile (pipes) in the field, which directs the flow of excess water into the tank, which is made of steel, clay, tile, concrete or fibreglass.

Drain tile irrigation is less costly when done indoors, because outdoor irrigation of fields and lawns requires more manpower and more labour, and may involve removing landscaping to access existing piping and drainage. To learn more about your irrigation options for your fields or basement, contact a company like Total Water Services.


28 August 2015

Blending Antique and Modern Agricultural Equipment: Tips and Ideas

Welcome to my blog. My name is Jenny, and I love to read. Recently, I came across the idea of a man who was running a machinery-free farm. He wasn't from a group that believed in those ideas, but rather, he was a regular person who decided he wanted to farm in completely sustainable ways that didn't waste energy or resources. I am a teacher, and I wanted to research this idea further so I could share it with my students. I read all about using antique farm equipment, and I interviewed several of my relatives about their memories on the farm. Ultimately, a blend of antique and modern equipment seems like the best idea. If you want to explore this concept with me, please read my posts. They are designed to enlighten and interest you.