Poor drainage that allows water to collect can cause damage to tree root systems and home foundations. This type of damage can be expensive to fix, which is why it is important to ensure that water is directed away from the home. Fortunately, French drains provide an effective drainage solution that will help to protect your home.
What is a French Drain?
A French drain is also commonly referred to as a “sub-drain.” While most drains work to collect surface water, French drains are actually designed to collect water located below the surface. This makes it a great solution for excess moisture.
Installing a French drain involves digging a small trench around the yard. A perforated pipe is then placed in the trench and covered with gravel and a piece of protective fabric. Finally, everything is covered with soil and sod so that you won’t be able to actually see the drain. As water collects in the trench, the pipe fills with water and gravity moves the water away from the home. It is a simple, yet effective approach to removing water.
One of the main benefits of a French drain is that it collects water along the entire length of the pipe. This provides thorough coverage and prevents water from collecting above ground. French drains can also be installed in order to protect retaining walls and other landscape elements from water damage.
If you are experiencing excess moisture and looking for ways to protect your home and your landscape, a French drain may be the best solution. The experts at JT’s Landscaping have years of experience providing Raleigh area home and business owners with drainage solutions. Call us today to learn more about your options and get a quote for your French drain installation project.