Standing water on your property can easily damage your home’s structure and foundation, as well as creating an environment for foul-smelling molds and mildews to grow, and even create a haven for insects such as mosquitoes and larva. French drains are an excellent option for draining water away from your property to prevent standing water buildup and keep your home safe and dry. For professional French drain installation in the San Antonio and surrounding areas, All-Terrian Landscaping provides unbeatable value and great service, making them a top choice among local homeowners.
What are French Drains and how do they work?
A French drain is a trench with hollow perforated pipes with gravel filled in above it . Water from the soil flows into the gravel and then into the drain pipe, which is installed so that gravity causes the water to flow downward and away from the building. They’re installed by digging trenches in out-of-the-way, low-lying areas of your yard. After the pipe and overlying gravel are installed, soil can be put back over it, camouflaging the drainage system so you’ll never even know it’s there.