An intricate network of underground pipes may be responsible for lowering the water table and transporting excess runoff to nearby lakes, streams, or ditches. Farm tiling makes an area conducive to the growth of crops. Due to varying gradient levels and the presence of fertilizing agents, an agricultural tiling installer may ask to inspect farmland during the initial portion of a tiling project.
Hard Or Soft Materials
Large expanses of land that are used for farming purposes may require the use of thin and wide pipe sections. Ceramic tiles are durable and heavy. Plastic piping is lighter in weight and may contain a rigid or flexible design. Perforations are aligned in some pipe sections. These perforations allow excess water to infiltrate a pipe system.
The thinner pipe sections that will be installed underground may be aligned directly over the water table. Larger pipe sections that are going to be used to transport most of the water will be aligned alongside the area where crops are grown. Each plot where crops are growing may require a different tiling setup.
The Initial Assessment
A tiling installer may assess the soil quality, the crop types that will be growing on the land, and the drainage of the land. This will help them determine what types of changes need to be made in order to support healthy crop growth. Since some crops will have more complex root systems than others, it may be necessary to bury pipes at different depth levels.
Crops should not be planted in an area where underground plumbing will impede growth. The maturation expectations of each plant type will be considered. This will indicate the best way to design and install a tiling system.
The Gradient And Soil Additive Concerns
The gradient of the land where a tiling system will be installed will dictate the manner in which the pipe sections will be aligned. Tiling is typically installed at an incline. The incline will not be steep and will gradually dip downward across the land. If there are rocky sections or underground wires and plumbing components that are already on the land, clearing obstacles may be necessary. This will need to be conducted before tiling is installed.
Because many fertilizing products contain nitrates and phosphorus, measures need to be taken to reduce the possibility of algae blooms forming in bodies of water. The components within a fertilizing agent could be potentially transported through a tiling system.
Contact a company that offers farm tiling services to learn more.