Mares & Dow – General Home Contractors

Use French Drains to Control Your Water Problem

Serving San Francisco and East Bay Since 1983

An abundance of standing water around your house or building can be a big problem, as it might hurt the base of your building and lead to other substantial issues. With that said, it’s best to take precautions now, like ensuring proper drainage, to fight against potential problems in the future; French drains are a great way to move water away from your place and stop it from accumulating. Experienced Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights technicians have worked with residential and commercial property owners alike throughout the Bay Area for decades, so we’re sure we can help you find the ideal drainage solution and complete a prompt installation.

Why Consider French Drains

There are several drainage options available, and many of them may be suitable for your property; that said, if your property exhibits any of these warning signs, French drains may be particularly ideal: 

French drainages work to prevent water from pooling throughout your property and protect your building’s structural integrity.

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Reliable Technicians for French Drains

At Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights, we are committed to finding reliable drainage solutions. Before installing French drains, we’ll inspect your property to identify and remove potential obstacles that may hinder the project. We’ll communicate these obstacles and how we may work around them, keeping you informed throughout the process. 


Our experts will alert you to any additional solutions to help your property manage excess water, and after finalizing their plan, our contractors will complete the job with minimal disruptions to your daily routine.

Take Control of Your Property’s Draining Concerns

Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights provides quality work using some of the top materials and techniques in the industry. Call us today to talk to one of our professionals to learn more about French drainages and learn how they may improve your property. 


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Benefits of Going with Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights


Experience & Accreditations

Mares & Dow Construction & Skylights is certified and accredited by the best manufacturers in the industry. From Grip-Tite Foundation Systems, to James Hardie Siding, to VELUX Skylights, you can be sure to get the highest quality products for whatever your project.


Knowledge & Expertise

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years with quality general contracting, home remodeling, and skylight installation means you'll get the benefits of our expertise for every project.


Proven Customer Satisfaction

Maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction, we are proud to have provided our customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with quality construction and home improvement services for 40 years. With half of our new clients coming to us from referrals, it’s no secret that our customers/friends are truly pleased with the work we do.