The French drains have reshaped the landscaping industry providing a way to deal with the run of water, handling surface water causing soggy lawns, dealing with water going into the basement or when construing a retaining room on the hill side.
Dealing with Surface water
When it rains, due to the poor drainage in some areas or the nature of the land, a lot of water is retained on the ground. This could slowly drain, and it takes a lot of time to do so. In some instances, it causes damage to valuable items. To avoid this, however, the French drain is the option for you. It will facilitate the fast drainage of water in your property hence safeguarding your items.
Safeguard well-being of a retaining room on a hill side
Being on a hill side; it’s bound to be at risk of destruction by the accumulating water. Therefore, upon the construction of the first stone block, build a French drain. This will help prevent accumulation of water at the course which could eventually weaken the course and subsequently the entire room.
Prevention of basement leaks
Install deep French drains
At times basement leaks go beyond minor leaks; water gets into your basement. The only option here is to construct a deep French drain to reduce the water getting into the house. This has since drawn the name footing drain. Since it runs along the footing level of the house, all around the perimeter of the house as it intercepts water before it can enter your basement. Well, as you construct the house be sure to consult on the matter so that the French drains are installed during the construction period. Installation of a French drain is much cheaper during construction as opposed to later.
Interior French drain
If however, you bought or constructed a house that doesn’t have the French drains and you are experiencing problems with water entering your basement, then an interior French drain could be your only alternative. An interior French drain intercepts water as it enters the basement. Hence to install it, some interior walls may have to be torn down to facilitate this process.