Does water get into your basement after a rainstorm? Are there soggy spots in your yard? Is your home built on a hillside? Does your landscaping slope towards your metro Denver home? If any of these are true, you probably need to have a French drain installed.
What is a French drain? A French drain (also known as a weeping tile) performs the same function on the ground that a gutter does for rain or snow on your roof. It gathers and reroutes groundwater and surface water away from the foundation of your home. A French drain is a trench filled with gravel and a pipe that flows downhill and away from your Denver home.
Why install a French drain? Good drainage is important to ensure your Denver home stays dry. Standing water around your foundation or in areas of your yard can lead to a variety of problems. If groundwater collects in your basement or crawlspace, it can cause serious damage, major health issues, and cost thousands of dollars to repair. Your foundation may fail if uneven saturation of expansive clay soils causes it to expand and contract at different rates. In addition, damp crawlspaces and basements can lead to wood rot, mold and other health concerns. And standing water in your yard can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes or lead to flooding.
Go Direct can install or repair your French drain system, as well as provide sump pump installation and replacement. Our technicians are trained to evaluate your situation and provide you with an affordable solution. Installing a French drain will give you peace of mind knowing your house is safe from water damage.
Want to know more about French drains? Call us at 303.288.0039.