In order to protect your home from costly water damage, you should consider improving or installing a drainage system around your home. In areas of significant rainfall, drainage systems can help divert water away from your home to prevent basement flooding and leaks.
A French drain is a type of water drainage system that is highly effective for homes. French drains can be installed inside or outside of your home and there are many types to choose from. Surface French drains, blind French drains, and trench French drains are a few of the different types of French drainage systems. At Kitchener Waterproofing, our waterproofing contractors can evaluate your property and determine if a French drainage system is a good fit. Our French drain installation is affordable and highly effective.
No matter what type of setup you have, our Kitchener French drain services can quickly install a French drain that will fix your drainage problems. When our contractors evaluate your property, we first determine whether you need an exterior or interior drainage system. Once we have decided upon that, we choose which French drainage type will preform best on your property and then we'll determine the best placement for it. Our objective is to install the drain where it will be most effective at draining water away from your property.
We provide French drain repair and French drain installation services. So if you have an existing French drain that isn't working properly, our waterproofing contractors can come fix it. Not only that, but we can install new drainage systems.
Installing a French drain requires a lot of expertise. It is a multi-step process that includes digging, trenching, and proper installation. Gravel, landscape fabric, and drain pipes are all required for a French drain installation. They must be positioned correctly to direct water away from your property.
Kitchener Waterproofing has installed countless French drains and knows all the techniques to ensure they last a long time. We are also skilled on both exterior and interior French drain installations. If you have water pooling in your yard or around your home, contact us now. We can determine the best solution to fix your water drainage problems. Our Kitchener French drain installation is the best in the area!
French drains, also known as weeping tiles, blind drains, or drain tiles, are a traditional system for keeping water out of your basement. When water accumulates in the soil around your home, it puts pressure on the foundation, which can potentially result in foundation cracks or basement flooding. A French drain is a length of PVC pipe that is installed under your basement or around the perimeter of your home. This pipe is perforated so that when water accumulates, it is distributed to an absorbent gravel field rather than building up against your home’s foundation.
French drains can last up to 30 - 40 years. However, they may need to be cleaned or repaired every once and a while. When enough sand, clay, or dirt passes through the fabric, the gravel gaps fill and the french drain's efficiency is lost. When this happens, you will notice your yard flooding or basement leaks occurring, but there’s no need to worry. The drain is only clogged and the cost of repair will be minor. A professional can quickly and easily unclog a French drain and get it working again.
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Exterior French drains are built along the foundation's perimeter. The drain is made out of a flexible perforated drainpipe laid in a trench at the foundation footing's base. To filter out dirt and particles, landscape fibre and gravel are filled around the pipe.
When water collects around the foundation walls, it enters the pipe and drains away to a sump pump inside the home – or by gravity, but the yard must have a steep inclination for the system to drain water away easily.
Exterior drain installation is more difficult because it requires the removal and replacement of landscaping, roads, walkways, porches, decks, and so on. Another disadvantage is that upkeep is complicated, requiring costly external excavation. The pipe is prone to clogging over time as it’s buried underneath several metres of soil.
A perforated pipe is used in an interior French drain, which is constructed around the perimeter of the basement floor. The perforated pipe, like outside drains, is enclosed by gravel to filter away debris and particles. The pipe collects water when it enters the basement wall floor junction and transports it to a sump pit, where it is removed by a pump away from the foundation.
Interior drain installation in existing residences is less disruptive and labor-intensive than external drain installation. Preparation includes moving things away from basement walls and removing concrete with a jackhammer.
Furthermore, because the pipe is more accessible, interior drain maintenance is simplified. Also, because the pipe is not buried in many metres of dirt, it is less prone to clogging. Another advantage is that internal systems are shielded from the environment, soil conditions, and roots that grow into the drainage system. They can also be installed all year round, regardless of the season.
French drainage systems have many benefits. They are designed to direct water away from your home and foundation. French drains are effective for correcting problems with both surface water and groundwater. Whether you direct the water to a sump pump, a septic tank, or as part of a French drain system combo, a French drain keeps your basement dry and prevents foundation water damage. This will save you lots of money down the road.
If your property has problems with standing water, your home is also at risk for flooding. Water that has accumulated on your yard can flow towards your foundation and cause water leaks. French drain installation will direct water out of your yard area and towards a city drain or a safe location. By getting rid of standing water using a drainage system, you can stop damage to your lawn and prevent basement leaks. If you notice your yard has flooded after a heavy rain, you should consider installing a French drainage system.
Another great advantage of French drains is when compared to other basement waterproofing options, a French drain is surprisingly inexpensive. The cost of repair and installation can be significantly that other waterproofing methods. Installing a French drain is not difficult, and the process is quite rapid, depending on the intricacy and size of the French drain you require.
Finally, a French drain can transform your lawn area. Instead of having a wet, soggy lawn, you can have a nice space for your children or pets to play. You can also safety host backyard parties and not have to worry about a flooded lawn.
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