French Drain Installation In Denver and Surrounding Cities
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.
Problems that French Drains Solve:
Benefits of French Drains:
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.
The Process for French Drain Installation
French drain are installed areas that have excess water in your yard or basement that are prone to flooding. A technician will help you decide where you want the direction of water to flow to and from. If you want to prevent basement flooding, the pipe must be laid below the basement slab or finished floor level along the perimeter of the foundation.
We take into consideration safety concerns such as water lines, gas lines, neighbor property, or other underground utilities that might be potential structures in the way of a successful French drain installation. If necessary we get approval of the installation and location with a building authority in your city.