The French drain is conceptually very simple, a slightly sloped trench filled with pea size gravel surrounding perforated pipe that’s buried underground helps divert excess water away from your home and foundation.
French Drains are the perfect method to eliminate retention ponds on your landscape if you are located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio Texas
How a French drain works
Once we’ve determined the areas where water is collecting on the property, we will map out exactly where the French drain will be located and start the installation process. Once the French drain system is installed, excess surface and subsurface water will channel through the gravel and into the perforated piping and flow through the trench and away from the property. Some of our clients have the water run into drainage ditches, others run the water into the street.