French Drains: What are They and What Can They Do

A French drain is simply a gravel-lined ditch with an embedded pipe whose main purpose is to carry water away from your home, similar to how gutters redirect water away from your roof. A French drain may be needed if there’s a low spot in your property.French Drains: What are They and What Can They Do

In this article, Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​, a top local roofing company, discusses how French drains work and how they can benefit your home.

How French Drains Work

French drains are pipes buried beneath gravel in a trench and are usually located in the low spots of your property. Once water collects in these low spots, the water will travel freely through the pipe and will be deposited a safe distance away from your home. The water can be diverted to a drainage ditch, a dry well or even the street to be directed to the sewers. To install a French drain in your home, don’t hesitate to turn to the gutter and roof replacement experts of Mass-Tech Roofing and Building Co.​

What Can They Do For Your Home

French drains offer many benefits for a single property. For instance, if your yard includes a retaining wall, a French drain helps prevent the water moving downhill from building up behind the wall and undermining it, which can cause structural damage to the wall. If basement flooding is a recurring problem for your home, a deep French drain can intercept water before it enters your basement, saving you significant time, money and hassle.

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