What is a French Drain?


Go Direct French drain

A French Drain is essentially a trench that goes downhill and away from your home ensuring that rainwater does not accumulate around the foundation. Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest route possible. That’s the basic concept behind a French drain; a slightly sloped trench filled with gravel and a pipe that diverts water away from your house.

How do I know if I need a French Drain?

When you have a problem with surface water, such as a soggy lawn or a driveway that washes out.

If water is getting into your basement.

If your home is built on a hillside, or the landscaping slopes towards your house.

Excess water around the foundation of your home can cause serious damage, major health issues (when exposed to mold caused by this), and cost thousands of dollars to repair such issues as:

Uneven saturation of clay soils can cause it to expand at different rates leading to foundation failure.

Damp crawlspaces and basements can cause wood rot, mold and other health concerns.

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.