In order to protect your home from costly water damage, you should consider installing or upgrading your home's drainage system. This is especially important if you live in an area of extreme rainfall. Drainage systems work by draining water away from your property to prevent basement flooding and leaks.
A French drain is a type of water drainage system that is commonly used in residential homes. Since French drains can be customized with different styles and designs, many home owners opt to using them. French drains can be installed inside or outside of your home and there are many types to choose from. Surface French drains, blind French drains, and trench French drains are a few of the different types of French drainage systems.
Windsor Waterproofing's waterproofing contractors can examine your property to decide if a French drain is a good fit for your home. When our contractors assess your home, we determine if you require an exterior or interior drainage system. Once that is determined, we will decide which French drainage type will perform best on your property and where it should be placed. When determining a location, we look for a natural slope so the drain can effectively remove water for many years.
We provide French drain repair and French drain installation services. So if you have an existing drain that isn't working properly, our waterproofing contractors can come repair it. Not only that, but we can install new drainage systems. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns regarding our French drain services.
French drain installation requires a lot of expertise. It's a complicated procedure with several phases, including excavation, trenching, and installation. Gravel, landscape fabric, and drain pipes are all required for a French drain installation. In order for the drain to successfully direct water away from your property, the materials must be positioned correctly.
Sault Waterproofing has installed countless French drains and knows all the techniques to ensure they last many years. We are also skilled on both exterior and interior French drain installations. If you have water accumulating in your yard or around your home, don't hesitate to contact us now. We can determine the best solution to fix your water drainage problems. Our Sault Ste. Marie French drain installation is the best in the area!
French drains, also known as weeping tiles, blind drains, or drain tiles, are a popular way to keep water out of your basement. When water accumulates in the soil around your home, it puts strain on the foundation, which can result in foundation cracks or basement flooding. A French drain is a length of PVC pipe put beneath your basement or around the perimeter of your home. This pipe is perforated so that when water collects, it is directed to an absorbent gravel area rather than against your home's foundation.
French drains have a 30- to 40-year lifespan. They may, however, require cleaning or repair from time to time. When enough sand, clay, or dirt passes through the fabric, the gravel gaps close and the french drain loses its efficiency. When this happens, you may notice your yard flooding or leaks appearing in your basement, but there is no need to be concerned. The drain is just plugged, and the repair will be inexpensive. A professional can unclog a French drain quickly and easily and get it working again.
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Exterior French drains are built along the foundation's perimeter. The drain is made out of a flexible perforated drainpipe laid in a trench at the foundation footing's base. To filter out dirt and particles, landscape fibre and gravel are filled around the pipe.
When water collects around the foundation walls, it enters the pipe and drains to a sump pump inside the home – or by gravity, but the yard must have a steep inclination for the system to easily drain water.
Exterior drain installation is more difficult since it requires the removal and replacement of vegetation, roads, paths, porches and decks, and other structures. Another disadvantage is that upkeep is difficult and expensive, demanding costly external excavation. The pipe is also prone to clogging over time because it is buried beneath several metres of dirt.
An inside French drain is built around the perimeter of the basement floor and uses perforated tubing. Like outdoor drains, the perforated pipe is surrounded by gravel to filter out dirt and particles. When the pipe reaches the basement wall floor junction, it collects water and transfers it to a sump pit, where it is extracted by a pump away from the foundation.
Interior drain installation in existing residences is less disruptive and labor-intensive than external drain installation. Moving items away from basement walls and removing concrete with a jackhammer are examples of preparation.
Additionally, because the pipe is easier to access, interior drain maintenance is simpler. Furthermore, because the pipe is not buried for several metres, it is less prone to clogging. Another benefit is that internal systems are protected from the elements, soil conditions, and roots that grow into the drainage system. They can also be installed at any time of year, regardless of the season.
French drainage systems have many benefits. French drains are used to divert water away from your home and foundation. They are effective for correcting both surface water and groundwater problems. A French drain, whether directed to a sump pump, a septic tank, or part of a French drain system combo, keeps your basement dry and prevents foundation water damage. This will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Furthermore, if your property has problems with standing water, your home is at risk for basement flooding. Water that has accumulated on your yard can flow towards your foundation and cause basement leaks or damage to your foundation. French drain installation will direct water out of your lawn area and towards a city drain or a safe location. By using a drainage system to get rid of standing water, you can stop damage to your lawn and prevent basement leaks. If you notice water pooling in your yard after a heavy rain, it's time to consider installing a French drain system.
Another significant advantage of French drains is their low cost when compared to other basement waterproofing alternatives. Repair and installation costs can be significantly lower than other waterproofing technologies. Installing a French drain is not difficult either, and depending on the complexity and size of the French drain required, the operation can be done quickly.
Finally, a French drain can completely improve your backyard. Instead of wet, soggy grass, you can create a pleasant area for your children or pets to play. You can also host backyard parties without worrying about a waterlogged lawn.
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