Benefits of Choosing a French Drain as a Drainage Solution

Published on: May 29, 2015

If you have a home that has been experiencing poor drainage in your yard, you need to find an affordable and effective solution. Poor drainage can cause extensive damage to your property and home, including water damage to your home’s foundation, basement flooding and ruining your landscaping efforts. A French drain is one option that may give you the solution you have been looking for, with some of these tangible benefits:

  • Affordable. French drains can be one of the more affordable drainage options for residential areas. The materials are inexpensive and the labor needed to install the system is often less than other types of drainage options.
  • Convenience. One of the benefits of French drains is the convenience to direct the excess water where you prefer. The piping can divert water away from your home to areas in your lawn or landscaping that could benefit from the extra water.
  • Quick installation. Most French drain systems can be installed in one day by a professional landscaping company, giving you the drainage solution you need immediately. This is great for emergency situations where water is pooling after a heavy storm and you need a fast-fix for your drainage problem.

It is always best to hire a professional landscaper to install your French drain. They can design a system that will properly divert the water to a safe area where it can be absorbed. In some cases, you may need to also have a dry well or drainage ditch added, or have changes made to the grade of your lawn, so it is best to have a professional involved in the project.

Posted on behalf of:
Champion Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA
(770) 649-0818

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