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What Are French Drain Systems?

Originated in France, French drain systems were the earliest forms for preventing water damage. French drains were used to help redirect water away from foundation and prevent homes from water damage. Basically, the French drain system was one of the earlier ways to filter water. The earliest forms of French drains were ditches that were applied high up and situated so they faced downward. They were also filled with gravel to steady the system. From its conception there have been many modifications to French drains due to clogging and the soil surrounding the drain. In modern society, a French drain is virtually the same thing as it was when it was first conceived, with a few modifications to make it better. A French drain system is a trench that is filled with a gravel type substance and has a pipe with holes that help to redirect surface water away from a specific area. A French drain pipe can be hollow with holes in it along the bottom so that water can be vented out easily.

What Can They Do For My Home?

A French drain system will create an easier flow of water from your home or business. With a french drain system, the water will begin to flow away from a distance and not ruin the foundation of a home or business. A French drain system would be beneficial for your home or business because it allows the water to be funneled to a safe distance away instead of sitting in your basement. Your drainage system will work more smoothly with a French drain system, as well, and prevent you from getting a wet basement. Systems can be installed away from the home to solve standing water issues in the yard.

Catch Basins

Catch basins are small boxes installed at the base of downspouts or sump pump outlets. Non-perforated pipes are installed to the catch basin and buried underground. They can be connected directly to an existing or newly installed French drain system. They can also be buried underneath existing walkways, sidewalks, patios and driveways to keep water away from your home or business.