accumulation around your property can lead to a host of problems, from soil
erosion to basement flooding. To combat this issue, plumbers often employ a
specialized solution known as a French drain. This is an effective drainage
system that can help protect your property.
A French drain is a
trench filled with gravel or rock that redirects water away from your
property's foundation. It's designed to prevent water from pooling and causing
damage by providing a path of least resistance for water to flow.
A full assessment of
the property’s drainage issues. Plumbers analyze the landscape, soil type, and
water flow patterns to determine the optimal location for the French drain.
Then a trench is
excavated in the affected area on the property where water accumulates. The
depth and width of the trench can vary based on the needs of the property.
Once the trench is
dug, a layer of gravel or crushed stone is placed at the bottom, to help with
A piece of PVC is laid
on top of the gravel, to collect and carries away excess water from the home.
More gravel is added
to cover the pipe. This provides further filtration and prevents damage to the
The trench is then
filled with additional soil, back filling the trench.
Depending on, the
surface above the French drain it may be restored with sod, decorative stones, or
whatever was there prior to installation of the French drain.
Installing a French
drain requires precision and knowledge of drainage systems. Plumbers must calculate
the slope of the drain to ensure proper water flow and consider factors like
soil type and groundwater levels. Their expertise helps prevent common issues
such as clogs, poor drainage, and damage to the foundation.
Benefits of a French
Drain are to prevent water damage and erosion. Also, will protect your
landscaping and can improve the value of your home as well!