Maintainable Weep Hole Filters by Jet Filter System can preserve critical infrastructure that shore up and protect natural drainage systems along banks and watersheds.
Watersheds are natural draining systems that channel water through creeks, into rivers, through lakes and finally to the ocean. During storm events, large amounts of water try to flow through the watershed at the same time. Fast moving water erodes banks, causes flooding and jeopardizes communities. Stormwater travels to these locations to eventually flow towards a larger body of water. When banks erode upstream, down stream waters and communities can be inundated with eroded soils that clog lower lying areas. To keep these natural systems working correctly, retaining walls and other structures can be used to protect the banks and stop erosion.
The earth retaining infrastructure has its own water drainage challenges! Groundwater is also trying to flow into the creeks, rivers and lakes. This groundwater flows toward the earth retaining infrastructures where it pools up behind the walls used to support banks and watersheds. If this pressure is not drained away, it will damage the needed infrastructure and shorten its service life.
Maintainable weep hole Filters by Jet Filter System is ideal for extending the life of walls used to control water flow and stop bank erosion. Weep hole filters do not require excavation as they install from the front side of any new or existing retaining wall. Weep hole filters allow water to drain from behind the wall while preventing loss of backfill material. Soil filtration is provided by a geotextile filter fabric contained in a removable, cleanable cartridge. Jet Filter’s weep hole filters can be easily accessed and maintained, providing consistent drainage results year after year. For applications with periodic water height fluctuations, Jet Filter’s backflow preventer unit relieves hydrostatic pressure while protecting against external water pressures from entering the weep hole.
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