French Drains should always be installed around foundations. French drain installation is one of the easiest things you can do to prevent excess water from entering your home’s basement or crawl space.
Flooding problems are usually associated with a sloping ground pooling water against your foundation walls. If your property is built on a slope with your neighbors’ house occupying a lot higher up the slope, heavy rainfall can precipitate an accumulation of groundwater rushing down from their property and onto your own. If your soil is not able to absorb all that water or you don’t have a retaining wall, you could very well experience damage to your house’s foundation, or leakage into a crawlspace or basement below the ground floor of the house. One of the easiest ways to fix this problem is to install an exterior French drain. A traditional French drain is a small trench filled with gravel and sand. On top of this corrugated drain pipe is laid down, covered with topsoil and topped with sod. The importance of drains should not be underestimated and the basic principle behind their operation is easy enough for anybody to comprehend. In Cary NC, French drains operate by catching the water and draining it away to a lower section of land in a nondamaging fashion.
Benefits of French Drains
French drain systems are extremely important for avoiding moisture, flooding and mold and mildew issues in your home and foundation. If you are experiencing moisture issues with your foundation, a wet basement or problems with your french drainage system in Raleigh and Durham, contact Triangle Reconstruction. We are experts in french drain installation and fixing clogging and drainage problems.