Do you find yourself dreading the rainy season? Do you have a garage full of sand bags at the ready to protect your house from flooding? Are there areas of your lawn that you can’t use because of the puddling and swampiness? If so, a french drain may be the solution to all of your problems.

What are French Drains?

French drains are simply trenches filled with gravel and covered with sand or include a drain pipe to carry water to a drain off area.

The advantages of french drains are low cost and easy installation. In addition, they can be covered over with turf after installation, making them less conspicuous.

How does a French Drain work?

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.

The trench bottom is sloped in the direction you want water to flow. Depending on your situation, the water can be diverted to:

  • A low-lying area of your property
  • A drainage ditch
  • A dry well
  • The street

How do I know if I have a drainage problem?

After rain you may notice large collections of water on the surface that do not readily disappear. This is especially common with the clay soil that occupies the College Station/Bryan area. If this is a problem you face regularly, you’ll need a professional to evaluate the property.

What can College Station Covered Porch and Outdoor Kitchens do for you?

Call us or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your landscape drainage problem. We will provide you with a design tailored to fix your landscape drainage problem, and a reasonable no obligation quote. Drainage Systems that are installed incorrectly can cause expensive foundation problems. Let a foundation expert design the best solution. If you live in a nearby town and want us to evaluate your property, give us a call or fill out the form on our contact page for a FREE consultation today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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