Exterior French Drain
When it comes to protecting your home, no measure should be considered too great, because protecting your home should always be the goal. The foundation of your home must rank among the most important things to maintain properly because it is what your home is built upon. This is why we recommend having a french drain installed, to prevent water from damaging your foundation and extending the overall longevity of your home. So if this is a preventative measure that you would like to take, then reach out to us so that we can discuss the steps that need to be taken.
The number one type of foundation across America is concrete, and it is a fantastic material to use because of its strength and durability. However, as with all building materials, it is not without its weaknesses. Concrete is porous, and it is for that very reason that if water gets into your basement for example, that it will start to seep into the concrete, which will form cracks and eventually lead to structural damage in your foundation, which as you can imagine, is bad news for your home. So if you have a concrete foundation in your home and could benefit from what we have to offer, then contact us to find out more.
We have discussed the problem with concrete foundations and what can damage them. Now it is time to talk about solutions because that is what we do best here at Raleigh Drain Pros. The number one benefit of having a french drain installed in your home is that it drains the water away from your foundation. The best part about this is that you get to choose where the water goes, whether that be to your septic tank or to a sump pump, we can direct the water to wherever you need it to go. So as you can see, this is a very effective drainage method.
One of the first things that most people ask us when enquiring about french drains is how much they will cost. The answer that we give people is quite simple because when compared to other waterproofing options, a french drain is the most cost-effective way to go. The flip side of that coin is that should your home have water damage that seeps into the foundation, the risk of structural damage and the cost of having your foundation repaired is far more expensive than installing a french drain. So in short, it is a relatively cheap option when you think about it.
We know that many home improvement projects tend to take a back seat in people's lives because finding the time can be very tricky for some people, as many projects are rather time-consuming and can make a dent in your day-to-day operations. One of the best parts of having a french drain installed by us is the ease of installation. Having a french drain is necessary, but also a relatively simple process so depending on the scope of the project, we will be out of your hair in no time. So if time is a factor for you, then this is the right solution for your home.