French drains are a simple, yet effective way to drain water from areas of your yard that are prone to excess water. When installing a French drain, a trench is filled with gravel and sand and a drain pipe. At Bay Drainage we utilize Christy Concrete for the drains, which is known for its high quality and durability. There are several advantages to this method including easy and low-cost installation. They are easily covered with turf, so your yard won't be damaged permanently.
The benefit of a well installed French drain is that it will redirect surface water as well as groundwater away from your home. Water can be prevented from penetrating and damaging your home's foundation. You can also use a French drain behind a retaining wall. This can prevent ground water from putting pressure on the retaining wall, causing it to bow or lean out.
Water always moves to the lowest point, following the easiest path. This is what makes a French drain so effective. By installing a French drain, you are giving water an easy path to follow away from your home. Gravity causes the water to come down from the surface and out of the overly saturated soil to collect in the channels of the French drain. It follows the downward-sloping drain to a discharging area.
The experts at Bay Drainage will inspect your home and let you know if French drains will help your situation and where they should be located. We will also figure out the best diameter and material needed for your home or business. Give us a call today and we'll come out and check out your property and give you an estimate for free.