Internal French Drain
Homeowners have a lot on their plate. The constant concern about maintenance, repairs, and protection against possible damage weighs heavy on their minds. Virginia Beach Drain Pros can help lighten the burden. Our French drains will ensure that your home or property is protected and adequately assists to remove and re-direct the flow of water. Contact us today for more information!
Exterior and Interior French Drains
Basements and foundations are the most flood-prone areas of any property. To alleviate flooding interior, or exterior French drains can be installed. Exterior drains are installed, around the perimeters of a home. The drain itself is made up of a perforated drain pipe that can be buried in a trench. Fiber and gravel are placed around the pipes to filter out any dirt or debris, that may flow with the water. This type of drain is often buried beneath the ground and requires the land to have a steep downhill. Interior French drains may also consist of a perforated pipe, but it is installed around the perimeter of your basement floor. Like the exterior drains, there is gravel surrounding the rain to filter debris. The water is collected from the basement floor as it enters and carries away to be removed from the foundation.
Installation of interior French footing drain
An internal French drain will not stop water from finding its way into your basement but rather it catches the water that comes in and filters it out with the use of gravity. To install an interior French drain, a professional will cut a channel into your basement slab and around its perimeters. The ground is excavated and the perforated pipes and sump pumps are installed along with gravel that is placed for filtration. The slab is then patched with fresh concrete to keep it discreet.
Internal French drain maintenance
Regardless of who the installation was done by, French drains can become clogged over time. Even interior drains can accumulate debris that builds and slows the water flow before eventually bringing it to a complete stop. Annual cleaning and inspection are recommended by a professional. The inspection and cleaning will work to ensure that any repairs can be fixed before issues arising. Cleaning will be done mechanically to ensure a non-disrupted flow of water at all times. This low effort and low maintenance French drainage system provide peace of mind to property owners. You can rest assured that your home or commercial property is protected from water damage to the foundation or a sludgy and slimy yard from flooding.
Types of French drains
There is a variety of French drains that you as a home or commercial property owner have. Each one has a different type and level of drainage. The type that is best for you will depend largely on the severity of the issue. For mild puddling or pooling, a shallow drain can re-route water towards a drainage ditch underground. For something more severe a deeper drain will need to be installed to adequately remove and redirect the flow of water.