What is a French drain?Have you ever experienced a flood garage or water seeping into your house? Chances are you have a poorly designed driveway.
Ideally your driveway should be downward sloping away from your house carrying any excess water out of your house (not towards it). This will prevent flooding in your garage or house.
If water is flooding your driveway or house frequently, consider installing driveway drain between garage and your driveway to prevent your garage from flooding.
You can consider installing a french drain or trench drain (link to Blog Post 3: Channel Drains and Trench Drains).
To get more detail about trench drain, click here: Blog Post 3: Channel Drains and Trench Drains
Introduced by the French and popular in France back in the 1800s, a French drain (also referred to as weeping tile. blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, channel drain driveway , land drain, French ditch, sub-surface drain, sub-soil drain or agricultural drain) is a trench filled up with rock or gravel or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from a place. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock.
Dependant upon the seriousness of the flooding you have in your driveway, speak to a landscaping expert to advise you on the different types of drains you really should install to prevent yourself from further flooding.
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