Benefits of French Drains
- Prevent water from pooling in your yard
- Prevent damage to home walls and foundation
- Prevent retaining wall failures from hydrostatic pressure
- Prevent potential damage to your yard and home from standing water
- Prevent potential flooding in heavy rain situations.
- Provide a natural drainage route to move water from your yard
- Use gravel to provide a more attractive drainage system that will fit with your landscape
French Drain Essentials
A French drain efficiently addresses water concerns by utilizing a trench with a perforated pipe enclosed in water-permeable fabric, surrounded by stone or gravel.
The trench intercepts water, guiding it through layers of stone into the perforated pipe, facilitating smooth drainage down a slope.
Redirected water can go to municipal drains, rain barrels, or other suitable points, making the French drain a practical solution for managing excess water. Understanding its components and functionality empowers informed decision-making in water management.
Getting Started with Yard Drainage...
The first step in any ARC Design Landscape yard upgrade is a complimentary Design Consultation and Estimate. These no-obligation services include a free Site Evaluation to ensure we deliver the design that perfectly fits your property, your goals and your budget.
Guard against Heavy Rains
Heavy rains, like we can expect from the projected el nino, can cause water to buildup in your yard, leading to the formation of puddles and extensive muddy areas. Furthermore, the inability of water to properly drain from the yard may result in water that fills the yard and begins to enter the home, potentially causing flooding and water damage.
Protection for Walls & Foundations
Even if the water does not pour into the home, standing water against your foundation or retaining walls can cause significant damage. Over time, this can include major damage from water penetrating your foundation, or causing the failure of retaining walls, as seen in the image to the right.