JET Filter’s maintainable weep hole filters help prevent wall failures and extend wall life by relieving water pressure thus saving time & money on expensive repairs.
Our maintainable weep hole filter and drainage system is ideal for relieving the hydrostatic water pressure that inevitably builds up behind concrete, sheet piling, and MSE retaining walls used for seawalls, bridge abutments, culverts and other earth retaining structures.
Improved Flow Rate and Maintenance Interval with Weep Hole Design
The conical design of our maintainable weep hole filter gives our 3″ dia. unit 2.5 times the filter fabric surface area than a 3″ dia. traditional weep hole. The increased surface area allows our filters to produce greater than 200%* additional water flow. The 3″ dia. weep hole filter also has 6 times the surface area of our 2.5″ dia. ABS filters. As a result, the 3″ dia. units can be used in more diverse and larger applications.
Storms, sprinklers, waves, groundwater and other events can deposit large amounts of water behind a wall. It is important to drain the water before it causes damage. Our 3″ dia. weep hole filter can drain 13.93 gpm*.
Unlike other wall drainage systems, all JET Filter weep hole units are designed to be quickly and easily maintained. The time between maintenance depends on many variables such as backfill material and soil hydrology. The surface area of the filter cartridge plays a large role in the length of time units can go before needing cleaned. Our 3″ dia. unit’s larger surface area allows it to go longer between cleaning than our 2.5″ dia. units.
Geotextile Filter Fabric
JET Filter System Maintainable weep hole component uses the highly rated Mirafi® Filter-weave FW 300 geotextile filter fabric in our standard products. This media maintains long-term flow rates in high gradient and dynamic conditions. With its removable inner cartridge, the filter can be changed and cleaned if needed, from the front side of the earth retaining structure without dredging from behind to replace the erosion control fabric. Other Mirafi FW series fabrics can be custom ordered.
JET Filter Weep Hole Filter Technical Specifications
Housing: 316L SS
Face Plate: 316L SS
Ring Plate: 316L SS
Cage: 316L Stainless Steel perforated ¼” holes 5/16” Staggered 16ga
Filter Cartridge: UV Protected Black ABS
Filter Media: Tencate Mirafi Woven Fabrics. FW300 comes standard.
UV Protection: Filter Cartridge & Filter Media
Corrosion Resistance: 316L Stainless Steel
Filter Fabric Surface Area: 17.44 in².
Flow Rate: 13.93 gpm*
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