Any property owner who is consistently dealing with exterior yard drainage issues may benefit from the installation of a French drain. French drains can be used as a great method to divert surface water and groundwater away from a property.
Our team at Impact Landscapes, LLC has years of experience, and we are well-versed in French drain installation.
Home and business owners, in the Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, or Atlantic County areas of South Jersey, who are looking for a way to prevent any flooding from taking place can take advantage of our French drain installation services.
How French Drains Work
Made up of trench work, gravel, and perforated piping, French drains are able to collect surface water and groundwater and divert it away from a property. Proper French drain installation requires placing the piping at the bottom of a sloping trench and covering it with gravel.
Surface water and groundwater that usually ends up in your cellar or basement will now be filtered by the gravel and funneled into the pipe. The water can then be easily deposited somewhere off of your property.
Blockages & Repair
French drains may stop working or sometimes malfunction at any moment. Mud and other debris can build up over time in the gravel and clog the piping. A clogged drain will result water build up that will find its way into your home if there isn’t a backup plan.
Not only is a flooded basement or cellar a major inconvenience, but the water can also erode the minerals found in your cement. This results in the weakening of concrete in the basement floor. Any water that floods a basement or cellar can create pressure on basement walls, which will crack or buckle over time.