Keeping water away from your basement or foundation is critical to maintaining the integrity of your home. That is the purpose of a French drain being added to your home. These drains are specific trenches that are covered with either gravel or rock to help them do their job. The French drain is a perforated pipe that works to redirect the rainwater away from your home’s foundation and into an area that is a drain field or septic tank space.
You’ll find that most homes and residences have these drains built into the area around the foundation. They are covered so they are not an eyesore as other drainage options may be. While they can be left untouched for nearly 10 years, they do need to have regular maintenance and inspections. You do not want the water hanging around your foundation. If you haven’t had a check up on your French drains, now’s the time to do so.