For many homeowners, businesses, and builders, issues with property flooding can be a serious problem. French drains have been used as a water drainage system since 1859. This is a trench lined with rock or gravel that redirects groundwater and surface water away from an area. The pipes of this drain are normally made from PVC. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom which rapidly expels the water that leaches through the upper rock or gravel. Filtration fabric is placed on top of the pipe to keep debris from blocking the holes. An installed drain has a slope to help with drainage. The drainage process works on the law of gravity. That is, water is carried from a high elevation to a lower elevation.
French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from seeping into building foundations, however, are many reasons why people … Read More