Drains? What happens when your French drain
January 30th, 2006
A French drain has been a solution for many
homeowners to solve basement leaks. Perforated plastic
pipe lined in stone is installed beneath the basement
floor surface to collect water. This water is then lead to
sump pump, and pumped away from the home. Sounds good,
The trouble with this solution is gravity. As the
water passes downwards to the rocks and into the piping, a
French drain will collect silt and settlement buildup. This
buildup will eventually lead to a clogged French drain that
will not allow water to pass through. Once this happens,
back comes the water in your basement.
So what else is there? JES Basements has a
better solution. The patented Waterguard“ system sits on top of the footer, away from the
soil. With this method, the drainage system can never clog from dirt
washing into it because itís not in the dirt!
Not sure if a French drain system will work or not?
Ask a JES Professional. Our certified waterproofing
inspectors will examine your individual situation to
determine whatís causing the problem, what drainage systems
are available, and which will work best for your
request your free inspection/written estimate