One of the most dreaded discoveries a homeowner can have is finding evidence of water damage, and basements and foundations tend to be the most common place you may run into water issues in your home. If you are unlucky enough to walk down your basement steps into a puddle of water, or find standing water around the perimeter of your home, you have surely begun researching how you can fix your water issue. One of the things you may have come across is a French drain.
So What is a French Drain?
A French drain is a trench dug around the foundation of your home, This allows water to move into a gravel filled channel into a perforated pipe that sends water out and away from the home. Often time French drains are built into homes during the initial build especially depending on the water table in your particular location.
French Drains in Dallas, Texas
French drains can be installed on the interior of the home in basements, however more commonly in the Dallas, Texas, and Forth Worth areas the French drain is installed on the exterior around a slab foundation. This drain seeks to quickly divert water from heavy rains and flash flooding. It takes an average of 1-2 days for the drainage installation process for French Drains consisting of hand digging a trench 18” deep directly around your foundation.
If water is an ongoing issue, we suggest a free drainage estimate. A professional will be able to diagnose the cause of the water problem, give you your options including French drain or surface drain solutions , and give you a cost estimate for your particular case. For more information on drainage systems in the greater Dallas, Texas area give us a call today!