in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
Selecting the right drainage contractor is a very important decision. At Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters, our proven and guaranteed French drain solutions can get your homes yard, foundation, basement or crawl space back to almost new condition and will divert water away from critical areas. We only use proven French drain techniques and honor our warranties and guarantees without hassle.
With more than 30 years experience in French drain systems here in the Northwest, and our unmatched guarantee, we are leaders in French drain installation.
What is a French Drain System?
A French drain system is a type of subsurface drain that utilizes a buried perforated pipe installed in a gravel bed with a filter sock surrounding the pipe. A ditch, or series of ditches, is dug to a minimum depth of 28 inches. The ditches can also be excavated to 48 inches or deeper if needed. They are then lined with landscape fabric, to which fabric-wrapped corrugated drainage is added at the bottom. The ditch is then back-filled with drain rock.
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How Does a French Drain Work?
French drain systems are often used to protect the foundation of a house from ground and surface water that does not drain properly on its own. French drain systems use the force of gravity, redirecting the water to an area that can support it. Installation of a French drain allows the water to move easily through the gravel and away from the problem area. Water from the surrounding soil enters the gravel bed, flows into the drain pipe, and utilizes gravity to flow towards the desired discharge point.
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Flooding can occur when the top layer of soil, which contains air, becomes saturated with water. If the area is flat with nowhere to flow, it will stay in one spot for a long time until it can eventually drain. In Portland OR and Vancouver WA, our unique combination of heavy rains and geological composition make French drains an ideal solution for many homeowners.
As expert French drain contractors, Masonry Waterproofing, and Drainage Masters have the knowledge and experience it takes to find the proper solution for flooding and drainage issues. We’ve been helping homeowners for over 30 years!Back to Landscape Drainage
French Drain Installation in Portland OR and Vancouver WA areas
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