If you’re researching French drains installation, you’re probably already facing some drainage issues and looking to learn more about what types of problems a French drain can solve and whether one is right for your property.
Depending on where you live, your home’s most important drain may not be located in your kitchen or your bathroom. In fact, it may not be part of your indoor plumbing at all. Instead, your most important drain may be a trench filled with gravel and a perforated pipe in the landscape or next to your home’s foundation. While you hardly see it, its role is essential to protecting your home from water damage.
This is the French drain, and if you’ve never heard of this essential drainage security measure, this website is designed to provide you with everything you need to know.
Many cabins have water issues in their basement or crawl spaces. Our cabin is no exception – especially in the spring or after heavy rains. To fight the water, we installed a foundation french drain and a channel drain system to help keep our crawl space dry.
If you’ve read some of my other articles, you probably know I’ve put some time and effort into mitigating crawl space moisture issues. Those efforts include the installation of a crawl space sump pump and an active vapor barrier encapsulation system for our cabin.