Jet Filter’s maintainable weep hole filters are used in retaining walls and wing walls to preserve wall life and protect against hydrostatic pressure build up.
Retaining walls and wing walls are basic features used in many different areas of construction. Retaining walls are key to protecting against soil erosion and holding back the earth for public areas and transportation infrastructure. Wing walls can provide a smooth transition between an abutment and surrounding soils.
Just like most infrastructure features, retaining walls and wing walls must have proper drainage. Poor drainage can cause walls to crack, bulge, and collapse. Runoff water can settle behind or underneath walls, ultimately putting strain and pressure on the back side of any wall. Many retaining walls have specifications that can withstand the weight of the soil but lack the ability to handle the intense force of water build up.
The Jet Filter’ maintainable weep hole system is ideal for extending the life of retaining walls and wing walls. This drainage solution installs through the front side of any wall, allowing for water to drain out the front of the wall while the geotextile fabric cartridge creates a barrier to protect against soil loss and maintains the integrity of backfill material, preserving the infrastructure life. Jet Filter’s maintainable weep hole filters can be easily accessed and maintained, providing consistent drainage results year after year. For cases of rising water level Jet Filter has one-way flow valves, releasing hydrostatic pressure on one side of the wall while preventing splash back or return flow into or behind the retaining wall.
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