French Drains

French Drains

French Drains From Superior Restoration and Remodeling

Protecting Foundations and Landscapes With French Drain Systems

For 25 years, Superior Restoration and Remodeling has been the area’s premier basement waterproofing company. We also specialize in French drain installation to ensure your family has a means of escape during an emergency. Here are the basics of what we offer:

  • French Drains Installation
  • Drainage & Erosion Solutions
  • Grading, Sloping, Swales
  • Wet Basement Solutions
  • Residential & Commercial Service

French Drain Systems

If you have a lawn that does now drain well or have continual standing water, the solution may be a French drain. A French drain is designed to collect and channel water, diverting it safely away from your home or yard, to prevent water damage. If you have any slope in your landscape, you can be confident that water runoff will flow downhill, and by the quickest route possible. If your yard is flat and there is no route for water to run through, then without proper drainage you will face constant standing water especially if the underlying soil is clay based. Superior Restoration can easily diagnose these issues and determine if the French drain is what you need, or if you might also need a sump pump.

How a French drain works

Once we’ve determined the areas where water is collecting on the property, we will map out exactly where the French drain will be located and start the installation process. Once the French drain system is installed, excess surface and subsurface water will channel through the gravel and into the piping. This will allow the water to flow through the trench and away from the property.

Installing a French drain requires professional planning to be installed properly. Superior Restoration can ensure your yard drainage system is completed without complication.

Many times we are called in to repair or perform maintenance on French drain systems that have not been designed properly and that do work as intended within the landscape it was intended for. When this happens, we will start the process over, and other times we’ll have to reconfigure the drainage making sure the French drain will perform properly.

French Drains and Foundation Water Management

For most, a French drain is designed to move water away from the house and away from the foundation. The drain, when installed correctly, runs around the entire perimeter of the house. A French drain is a wise investment because foundation repairs can be expensive! As rainwater begins to accumulate, it actively seeks the path of least resistance. That path could lead straight into your foundation. Drainage systems reroute the water away from the house, where the excess water can be soaked up by the ground or evaporate.

A French drain will:

  • Minimize the possibility of cracks in the foundation
  • Reduce the risk of a wet crawl space
  • Prevent mold or mildew growth

Advantages of French Drain Systems

Installing a French drain system provides you with numerous benefits, including:

  • Removes Moisture – French drains are designed to reduce moisture from accumulating in your home or property. By installing a French drain, you direct water from heavy rainfall away from your home and toward a lower level on your property, to prevent water damage.
  • Easy Installation – Some contractors recommend installing French drains during new construction. However, French drains can be installed at any time.
  • Speed – Lastly, French drains are quick to install. The installation process is not overly complex when planned properly by a professional, and the act of removing water is hands-free and simple.