French Drain Installation

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When water starts to pool and accumulate underneath your home, bad things can happen.  Standing water can result in major structural problems underneath your home and can also become a conducive condition for a variety of pest infestations.  One solution to removing standing water is the installation of a french drain.

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What Is A French Drain?

A french drain is a drainage system consisting of trenches that divert water.  The trenches are often dug deep into the ground with a slight slant towards where you want the water to end up.  A 4 inch perforated pipe is placed in the trench, wrapped in a geothermal filter and covered in drain rock.  As water begins to accumulate, the trenches will fill with water and start moving the water to the desired location.  Sometimes this can be towards  a sump pump or just a basin deeper into the ground that can allow for more proper drainage.  French drains can be installed inside of the crawl space or outside around the foundation depending on the source of the water problem.

Why You Should Have A French Drain Installed?

Water and excessive moisture create a lot of problems for homes.  In addition to damaging your home, it creates a very conducive condition for mold and pests.  Installing a french drain now can be preventative measure for a lot of problems later on.  If you are having issues with standing water in your crawl space, we would invite you to give us a call.  We would be happy to set up a free inspection and evaluation of your crawl space.