French Drain Installation

French Drain Installation

Drainage issues are typically resolved by installing French drains along the foundation’s perimeter or along the inside of the foundation. Foundation Doctor, a French drain contractor, installs French drains around foundations or in crawl spaces to help eliminate excessive water and move it away from the foundation.

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How Do French Drains Work?

The purpose of French drains is to transport water from around the foundation to a safe distance from the house. French drains are sometimes called footing drains because they are installed around the footing of the foundation. The drain collects excess water and directs it into a trench filled with gravel; from there it travels into perforated piping at the bottom of the trench. The water moves through the piping to either a sump pump or to a lower area for proper drainage away from the home.