What Is a French Drain?

A French drain system consists of a trench filled with gravel or rock and a perforated pipe. It works by collecting groundwater water, then redirects it away from your foundation, preventing moisture build-up and damage.

Advantages of
French Drain Installation

As a homeowner, you want to do everything possible to protect your home. Installing a French drain system from The Basement Doctor has numerous benefits, such as:

  1. Stair Step Cracks

    Foundation Stability

    By diverting water from the foundation, our French drain system helps maintain your home’s structural integrity, preventing costly foundation issues.

  2. Tipping or Bowing

    Moisture Prevention

    Installing a French drain system helps prevent moisture accumulation in your basement, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth.

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    Landscape Preservation

    A French drain system from The Basement Doctor can help prevent soil erosion and preserve your property’s landscape and aesthetic appeal.

  4. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks

    Property Value

    Waterproofing your foundation with a French drain system adds value to your home, attracting potential buyers and providing peace of mind for future resale.

  1. Stair Step Cracks
    Foundation Stability

    By diverting water from the foundation, our French drain system helps maintain your home’s structural integrity, preventing costly foundation issues.

  2. Tipping or Bowing
    Moisture Prevention

    Installing a French drain system helps prevent moisture accumulation in your basement, reducing the risk of mold and mildew growth.

  3. Image placeholder
    Landscape Preservation

    A French drain system from The Basement Doctor can help prevent soil erosion and preserve your property’s landscape and aesthetic appeal.

  4. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks
    Property Value

    Waterproofing your foundation with a French drain system adds value to your home, attracting potential buyers and providing peace of mind for future resale.

    How We Install French Drain Systems

    We take a strategic approach based on decades of experience for lasting results. The Basement Doctor installs French drain systems by excavating the lowest-lying area of your lawn, where water accumulates first. We then connect this system directly to your sump pump via crush-proof piping. Once installed, this system will protect your foundation for years to come.

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    Reviews From Happy
    Customers

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    David Betts
    David Betts
    2024-04-18
    Woke up this morning with a sup pump that had died and a wet basement. In just a few hours I had a new pump installed with a backup pump for power outages and if the initial pump fails. Great fast service!!! Highly recommend!!!
    Dustin Davis
    Dustin Davis
    2023-12-14
    They were quick, courteous, and professional every step of the way. If there were any concerns about any of the work, they explained everything out, or fixed any issue that may have come up. Their work is high quality, and while the job is expensive, they work with you to make everything as easy as possible. Definitely recommend!
    p hulsey
    p hulsey
    2023-12-12
    The guys were polite and professional very easy to work with. Did a great job.
    d willison
    d willison
    2023-10-02
    our problem was solved with basement doctor
    Kamal Patel
    Kamal Patel
    2023-08-19
    They provided great service for a wall repair that needed to get done. Would highly recommend!
    Jacob Spring
    Jacob Spring
    2023-08-04
    The crew was great. Job was done professionally and everything went exactly as described and on time. Would definitely recommend.
    Henry Lippman
    Henry Lippman
    2023-07-21
    Lee, our tech was on time and a very personable guy. Very efficient and he explained all options we have for improving our system. I would recommend him for your needs.
    Joan Ayers
    Joan Ayers
    2023-07-10
    I liked the quick and fast service. Also let me know about updates that need to be done which i otherwise had no idea about.
    Susan Armstrong
    Susan Armstrong
    2023-07-10
    They provide excellent service and keep you informed during the entire process. We recommend them highly!

    Common Questions About French Drainage Systems

    We know you want to make informed decisions about your home. At The Basement Doctor, we’re here to help with answers to frequently asked questions about French drains and installing them:

    Do French drain systems require regular maintenance?
    French drain systems typically require minimal maintenance. Periodic inspection, cleaning of the drains, and ensuring the proper functioning of the sump pump are recommended to keep the system in good working condition.

    At The Basement Doctor, we can help you maintain these systems with our annual maintenance program.

    Will a French drain system eliminate basement flooding?

    While a French drain system is highly effective in managing water accumulation, addressing any underlying issues causing basement flooding, such as foundation cracks or poor external drainage, is essential.

    We offer FREE foundation inspections to determine if a French drain system is right for your home.

    How long does it take to install a French drain system?
    The timeline for installation varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. At our basement waterproofing company, we can provide an accurate time estimate for installation, and our team will work efficiently to complete installations on time, minimizing disruption to your home.
    Can a French drain system be installed in an existing home?
    Yes, a French drain system can be installed in an existing home. Our experts can provide a FREE inspection to assess the specific requirements of your property and recommend the best installation approach to meet your needs.

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