A French drain

Is My French Drain Broken?

A French drain is an essential part of your drainage system that you might not think much about until it quits working. Having a problems inspected is a first step in finding out if you need repairs.

What is a French drain?

A French drain is a pipe that is installed in a trench that has holes on the bottom to allow water to drain down into the pipe for removal. The water is led to a larger sewer conduit to exit the property, or it drains off into an available leach field.

Where is the French drain located?

Most French drains are placed in trenches that run parallel to the foundation of the home. It’s placed near the foundation where water can build up and cause damage. You can also find them near driveways, under basements and other areas that tend to accumulate water.… Read More