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A Look at French Drains

Posted August 4, 2016
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If you have noticed flooding or excessive moisture in your basement, chances are that you may have a drainage issue on your property. Proper drainage is required to ensure that water does not build up and enter your foundation and basement spaces. To remove basement water in Everett, WA, it may be necessary to install a French drain.

A French drain is a drainage system that is designed to naturally move water away from the structurally important areas of your home. As water flows into your yard, it will enter a gravel-filled trench. After the water has entered the gravel, it will flow into a pipe. This pipe empties into a trench, where the water can safely dissipate. In order to install a French drain for your home, it is a great idea to work with a company offering crawl space solutions. From crawl space insulation to French construction and more, your contractors can provide you with a variety of home improvement solutions.