Pier King Foundation Repair in Tulsa, OK offers effective and afordable drainage solutions to help maintain and protect your foundation. Installing a French Drain is an extremely cost effective way to keep water away from your home, and ultimately off of your foundation. Impropper drainage around your home can cause costly repairs, devasting the foundation of your home.
Good drainage is important to ensure that a home stays dry and free of mold. If groundwater collects under the home, in the crawl space or in the basement, it is not only an inconvenient eyesore for the homeowner, it can also lead to wood rot and mold.
What is a French Drain?
The French drain takes its name from its inventor, a Massachusetts farmer named Henry French, who built the first one in 1859. It's basically an underground drainage system consisting of a sloping trench filled with gravel and a perforated drain pipe and covered with drain rock and landscape fabric. It collects water from places where you don't want it and channels it to a location from where it can safely run off, be absorbed into the ground soil, or be pumped away. French drains can be used inside or outside the house, and when you need one, virtually nothing else is an adequate substitute.
French drain systems are incredibly effective because, unlike typical surface drains, they collect water over the entire length of the drain as opposed to one dedicated area.
A French drain around the perimeter of your house would be a great, inexpensive way to divert water runoff without having to regrade the entire yard. Think of a French drain as an underground “gutter” system that collects and drains water before it enters your home’s foundation.
In addition to the French drain, make sure any rainwater from your roof is directed away from the foundation of your home – you’d be surprised how much water can be eliminate that way. If you have gutters, extend the downspouts away from the foundation or toward the French Drain.
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