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French Drains

French drains are a common waterproofing system used to help control the flow of water around homes. Soggy yards or wet basements need a French drain system to divert water away from the home.

french drain installation in ALYears ago, a French drain was a simple ditch filled with gravel. Over the years, it has evolved into a more sophisticated system that consists of drain tiles with perforations or holes to control the flow of water. To make sure water flows through, gravel is placed around the drain tiles and geo-textiles fabric is used to enhance the filtration process.

If your home needs a French drain system, let Affordable Foundation be your professional waterproofing service provider for the Tennessee and Alabama area.

Some homeowners aren't aware of the necessities of a French drain in your yard. You need a French drain if your home has standing water in the yard or a washed out driveway. Homes built with a retaining wall on a hillside need a French drain system as well.

Benefits of French Drain Installation

French drains allow water to freely flow through a gravel-filled trench, then into a pipe at the bottom of the trench that is away from the home. Water can flow into a drainage ditch, dry well or a low-lying section in your yard.

french drains in Birmingham, AL and TNPutting a French drain around your foundation provides many benefits. Some include:

  • Removes excess moisture so water does not collect around the home or travel into the basement
  • Freedom to choice where water will flow
  • Inexpensive drainage system
  • Quick installation
  • We use top of the line building materials

Contact us today so we can inspect your property. We'll determine if a French drain system is the best waterproofing option for your home. Our French drains will keep water away from your home to protect it from foundation damage and overall structural problems. It will also improve the air quality of your home.

We can assist you in Huntsville, Birmingham and the surrounding area. We also serve cities in Southern Tennessee. Call us today for a free estimate.

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