French Drain Installation
French Drain Installation Contractors
French drains are used to direct runoff away from buildings and to drain standing water into an area where it cannot do any harm. A French Drain is a trench covered with gravel rock that redirects surface and ground water away from an area.
These drains can have perforated hollow pipes installed below the inside bottom of the foundation floor to quickly remove water that rises from ground water, raising the water table.
French drains are popular drainage systems which are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.
Alternatively, French drain technique can also be used under certain circumstances to move water from around the exterior of a building, or to distribute the effluence from an outgoing sewer line to a septic tank sewage treatment system. In addition, French drains are used behind retaining walls to relieve ground water pressure.
Good drainage is important for ensuring that a home or property stays dry and free of mold. If groundwater collects in the basement, it is not only an inconvenient eyesore, but it can also lead to wood rot and mold; creating health problems for those most sensitive to mold.
The most effective way to eliminate undesirable free-standing water is through the installation of French Drains with perforated pipes, filters fabric and gravel.
There can also sometimes be health risks for people who are sensitive to mold. These health issues occur when people inhale airborne mold spores.
For some people, a small quantity of mold spores can be enough to cause health risks, while for others larger amount of mold will begin to affect overall health. Children, pregnant woman, seniors, and individuals with respiratory conditions are at high risks from inhaling mold spores
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