A french drain is a type of system that removes excess water from homes. Ditches are built with a pipe and some gravel which allow the water to drain out. If you are trying to build a french drain, the first thing to look at is where the best drainage route is. You’ll need to build a trench in order to install the piping and you’ll want the excess water to not ruin your yard. You also don’t want soil to block the drainage pipe either.
- There are many issues relating to drainage and water damage that cause homeowners to consider different methods to drain and divert water away from their homes such as installing a French Drain.
- A French Drain is a ditch that can be dug in which gravel and a pipe can be positioned that slopes away from the building allowing water to successfully drain properly.
- Many choose to lay additional landscape fabric over the top to prevent soil from blocking the drainage pipe.Read more at Gardening Know How: What Is A French Drain: Information On Installing French Drains In Landscapes https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/what-is-a-french-drain.htm
“Choosing a professional to install a French drain will ensure proper installation, as well as reduce the risk of damage to oneself or the property.”