Yard Drainage & French Drains
Do you have water pooling up in your yard? If so, you may want to install an effective yard drainage system. At ALL SEASONS WATERPROOFING AND DRAINAGE, INC., it's what we do, and we do it very well, on-time and at a reasonable price.
Not only will your yard look better and be more useful, but having a yard that drains properly will prevent water damage to the foundation of your home. Furthermore, a proper drainage system and gutters with the correct type of extensions will often eliminate water seepage into a basement or crawl space.
What is a French Drain?
A french drain is normally put in at the lowest point of your yard to ensure it captures and redirects water. However, a drain system can be installed elsewhere if the troublesome water is not located at the lowest spot in a yard. The drain tile system will have a drain port positioned so it will not allow the water to flow back toward your home, foundation or basement.
The drain tile system itself is buried into the ground. Since the the drain uses gravity to help it carry the water away, it is necessary to install your french drain on a downward slope of at least ¼ inch per foot. The professionals at ALL SEASONS WATERPROOFING AND DRAINAGE, INC. have the equipment and knowledge to ensure that the drain slopes properly.
Hire A Contractor or Do-it-Yourself
A drain tile project is pretty simple to plan, however, it requires a lot of manual effort. Experience really matters in producing a result that is going to work. Often the do-it-yourselfer may encounter some problems along the way, for example; tree roots, driveways, sidewalks, large rocks or underground utilities. Installing the french drain yourself can not only be more time consuming, but also more costly than hiring a professional. Many times we have had customers work for weeks on their yard drainage only to call us and have the problem fixed in just a day with our experienced crews.
Steps We Take and the Materials We Use
- Materials used include drain tile pipe, rock, sand, shovels, rakes, backhoe, trenchers and strong backs.
- Starting from where the water will enter the drain and ending where the water will flow out, we dig a ditch that is about 10 inches deep x 6 inches wide.
- We lay about 2-4 inches of rock into the trench before placing the pipe lengthwise into the ditch.
- Cover the pipe with another layer of rocks, again about 2 inches.
- Fill in the remaining space with soil and then plant some grass seed or sod as per the job specs.
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