French Drains Installation Contractors Hercules, CA

“And just for the record”, French Drains were not named after the French. The name came from Henry French, a judge and farmer in Massachusetts, who promised the idea in an 1859 book about farm drainage.

The basic concept of French Drains is a slightly sloped trench filled with gravel or rock, installing a folter fabric and a pipe that diverts water away from the house. French Drains are primarily installed to prevent ground water and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations. The other purpose of a French Drain system is to prevent water intrusion before it enters into a crawl space. basement, garage or living space of a home. The water from a French Drain system should always empty a safe distance from the house. Depending on your situation and city you live in, the water can be diverted to a low lying area of your property, a drainage ditch, a city drainage, a dry well or the street. Mares & Dow Construction can help you with and when French Drains are needed around your home foundation or installed underneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter of the basement, or behind a retaining wall and especially when and where sump pumps are required.

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