How a French Drain Works
French drains provide an easy channel for water to flow through.
Water runs into a gravel-filled trench, then
into perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench.
Water travels freely through the pipe, which empties a safe distance from the house or business.
When do you need a drain?
When you have a problem with surface water, such as a soggy lawn or a driveway that washes out
If water is getting into your basement.
If you’re building a retaining wall on a hillside