Three Mistakes To Avoid When Installing French Drain

April 19th, 2024

Have you invested in wet basement waterproofing Barrie solutions? Basement waterproofing can be a game-changer for your house’s basement and foundation. However, you have to get waterproofing solutions periodically to maintain your basement in the right condition. In addition to basement waterproofing, you can also install French drains. French drains are a wonderful solution for keeping water away from your house’s foundation and basement. Combining French drain and basement waterproofing solutions can enhance your results.

If you plan to install a French drain around your house, you must ensure to avoid the following mistakes to get the best results.

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Little to no gravel beneath

It is especially important to put enough gravel beneath the French drain. This ensures that water drains easily. However, sometimes, homeowners take the DIY route and don’t put enough gravel underneath the French drain. This causes the water to stagnate near the pipe and seep into the nearby soil. This means the water drained from your basement or foundation has a chance to seep into the structure again, and you certainly don’t want that.

French drain holes facing the wrong way

Sometimes, French drain holes are installed in the wrong direction. Normally, they must face the ground for efficient water drainage. However, sometimes, the French drain holes face upward. This defeats the purpose of installing a French drain. The water gets a chance to stagnate near the house’s basement and foundation rather than moving away. This can result in damage needing wet basement repair Barrie services. And you wouldn’t want to spend more costs on repairing the basement just because you installed the French drain incorrectly.

Inadequate pipe slope

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Wet Basement Repair Barrie

The basic principle behind the French drain is to use the force of gravity to pull water away from your house’s basement and foundation and drain it far away. This requires your French drain to be on a slope. However, when the French drain has an inadequate slope, the water doesn’t flow away from the house. Instead, it stays and drips nearby, causing issues rather than resolving them. Hence, you have to make sure the French drain has an adequate slope moving far away from your house and foundation.

To avoid these mistakes, we suggest you call professionals such as us at Ontario Wet Basement Solution Inc. We offer a wide range of basement and foundation services for residential and commercial properties. You can call us for basement proofing, foundation crack repair Barrie, mould remediation, and more. Call us now to find out more.

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