French Drains

If repairs to your basement have proved to be short term quick fixes rather than a long term solution to your moisture problem, then the installation of a French drain system offers the permanent peace of mind you’ve been looking for in basement waterproofing from Basement Lifeguard French Drain.

The French drain concept was first developed in the 1800s by a lawyer and one time US government official named Henry French. At the time, French drains were of primary use for farmers as simple gravel filled ditches pitched from a high point to a lower one. Of course today’s modern version of Mr. French’s idea is a lot more complex but the basic premise is still used to waterproof basements.

French Drain Systems And Basement Waterproofing
The basic installation procedure consists of digging a trench approximately one foot deep by one foot wide inside the interior perimeter of the basement. The trench is lined with a filtration fabric called non-woven geotextile. This protects the pipe & the stone that will allow water to move through the trench. After the fabric, perforated PVC pipe is installed and covered with clean stone. Concrete is then spread over the trench to protect the system and give you back full use of the floor. After tying the drain system into the sump pit your wet basement problems are a thing of the past.

French Drain System Installation
A consistently wet basement can cause a vast array of problems to your home, not the least of which is a significant decrease in property value. A professionally installed French drain system by our experts can keep your basement dry for good, allowing you to maintain your most valuable asset-your home.

Based in Schwenksville – serving Chester County, Bucks County, Montgomery County
and beyond.

 

REMEMBER: A WATERPROOFING SYSTEM SHOULD NEVER BE INSTALLED WITHOUT CORRECTING GUTTERS, DOWNSPOUTS AND GRADING FIRST.