French Drain/Weeping Tile
A French drain/weeping tile is a type of drainage system that is installed on the exterior of the home and is designed to divert water away from the home to avoid pooling and eventual flooding. They're mainly designed and perfect for basements where the groundwater and excessive rainfall has the potential to seep into the basement and cause water damage or flooding. We assist in installing French drains of all shapes and sizes to accommodate the size of the basement that you have available.
What is a French Drain/Weeping Tile?
As stated above, a French drain/weeping tile is a type of exterior drainage structure that has built to accommodate groundwater and surface water from seeping into the structural foundation of your home, which in most cases is the basement. If water has the ability to seep into your foundation, it can lead to future water damage and result in excessive cracks that accumulate throughout your basement flooring and walls. To avoid this, we recommend considering a French drain to divert water away from your home and, ultimately, away from your basement.
In order to properly install a French drain, it begins with adequate preparation of the land nearby. We must first assess the level of the land and at what angle water has the potential to flow into your basement. When we can map this area out, we will then begin to install a French drain that opposes the angle so that water can fall and later drain into the French drain with ease. This helps prevent pooling in areas where the French drain is located so that you do not have access to flooding or soil erosion. Once the French drain has been properly installed, it will then be secured in place with gravel or other boulders that allow water to filter through the drainage.
When clients come to us looking for a French drain, they are often concerned with how it will look with the rest of their surrounding landscape. We are here to tell you that many of the French drains that we install are done so with an eye for detail so that they can easily integrate into the rest of your landscape and look as natural as possible. For this reason, we use natural stone and gravel and incorporate it into the building process of your French drain. Not only does this make it aesthetically pleasing, but the gravel provides structural integrity and practicality as well.
One of the most obvious and mean purposes of a French drain is to avoid flooding. Even if water does not threaten to flood your landscape or other parts of your home, you can easily slip into the ground and later flood your basement. When your basement becomes flooded, it can result in expensive repairs and costly replacements. Our French drain systems can help avoid this and save you lots of time and money while also ensuring that you get the most use out of your basement as possible!