Do you often have water left standing near your home after a moderate to heavy rain fall? This excess water can lead to foundation damage, flooding, sump pump failure, and costly repairs. The installation of a French drain can provide relief for structures often plagued by water collecting near the foundation.
French Drain Installation
A French drain is a trench filled with gravel that has a perforated pipe directing water away from the structure to prevent water from pooling up. These pipes are often attached to downspouts but can also be installed in open areas that are prone to flooding. There are many factors to consider when installation a French drain such as: distance to disbursement, depth of the trench, and rate of decline. Local building codes are often a consideration and the use of a licensed professional is recommended.