French Drain Installation
Excess water on your lawn can be a nuisance. Constantly flooded basements, even worse. A soggy lawn will not only prevent you from enjoying your yard, but it also attracts pests, leads to mold, and affects a home’s foundation. Fortunately, there’s a solution: a French drain.
A French drain is excellent at collecting and diverting water away from your yard and home. Our plumbing contractors are highly-experienced in drainage solutions. We will inspect your yard and determine if a French drain installation is what you need or if you may also need a sump pump installed. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, call us today!
What is a French Drain?
A French drain is a trench installed along your foundation’s perimeter or along the inside of your foundation that collects and channels water away safely. If you have a flat yard, there is really nowhere water runoff can go, so you may experience a lot of standing water.
How do French Drains Work?
There are two common forms of French drain installation. The most common form is an open trench design. It has a perforated pipe inside and is covered with gravel or stone. This design allows more runoff to enter the pipes and is suitable in areas where surface water moves quickly. The other type of French drain design is buried a few inches beneath your lawn.
French Drain Repair
Fortunately, French drains don’t require much maintenance. However, over time they can get clogged with leaves, mud, and debris. Once the piping has become clogged, water, calcium, and lime can buildup and weaken your cement, causing it to crack or buckle.
If you notice excess surface water on your property or basement, your French drain may have a clog. We can quickly clear it using a snake or hydro-jetting. We also perform French drain repairs, if your drain has suffered damage.
Experts in French Drain Installation
You know, in the Pacific Northwest, we’re no strangers to rainstorms that cause flooding and lawn damage. As rainwater accumulates it will look for a path that has the least amount of resistance–which could lead right to your home or garage.
French drains are highly effective in directing runoff away from your home or garage toward a better location. At D&F Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, our plumbing contractors are highly experienced in drainage solutions, including French drain installation. We have installed hundreds of French drains across the Portland metropolitan area. If you think this system is right for your home, give us a call before the next storm hits. We’d be happy to help with your French drain installation.