FRENCH DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
French drainage systems are often used to eliminate standing water and prevent flooding. We will build a French drainage system that works for your home and its draining needs. A French drainage system will last for years with little maintenance or repairs needed. In many cases, a French drain is built to keep water away from the foundation of a house, but they also work great in situations where there is standing water in your yard. They allow water to drain away from any home, keeping it safe from flooding and protecting the yard from saturation.
A French drain is a trench that is a bit sloped and filled with gravel and a perforated pipe, which work to keep water away from your home. Rather than only taking water from a single spot, a French drain takes it from the whole length of the drain, and can help to drain it. Water flows into the trench and then the pipe, being released away from the house. The water can be directed to a number of areas, such as a drainage ditch or a dry well, depending on your situation.
Common situations that call for a French drainage system are anything from surface water on the lawn or driveway to water flowing into a basement. Another time a French drain is often installed is when building a retaining wall on the side of a hill. This prevents water from building up behind the wall. When you have surface water in your yard, a shallow French drain can be used to direct water away from the problem area. In the case of a flooded basement, (believe it or not, here in Central Florida there are some homes with basements!) a deeper French drain might be installed to direct the water. While French drainage systems might sound like an easy, self-done project, adding one to your house can prove to be quite tricky. Thus, it is important to give the task to professionals in order to ensure that the job is done correctly and all risks of flooding and surface water are eliminated. Adding a French drainage system to your yard can ensure that your home and lawn are protected from flooding and standing water and will remain beautiful for years to come.
Call us today, 407-947-5730 or contact us here and we will be happy to schedule an estimate as well as answer your questions.