Flooded basement? Pooling water in your lawn? If you are having drainage issues, Rhine Landscaping can help. Many other waterproofing companies simply don’t have the labor necessary to hand excavate around the foundation of your home to prevent water from getting inside, so they often collect the rainwater after it has way into your basement and then pump it back outside. Our motto is “We believe in keeping rainwater outside where it belongs” – and french drains can help us do that.
What is a French Drain System?
A french drain system utilizes a trench, gravel, an underground perforated pipe, and the power of gravity to direct surface water toward the lowest point and prevent over-saturation of the ground. Water will first flood the trench then seep into the pipe and flow away from the foundation of your home or property. At Rhine Landscaping, our french drain systems are installed within existing soil to feature a 4” perforated pipe (ideal for most residential drainage needs) surrounded by clean gravel, which is fully protected by a non-woven polypropylene filter fabric. Above the gravel and protective fabric, there is 12” of sandy soil which is then covered by lawn/sod.
How Effective is a French Drain System?
French drain systems are incredibly effective because, unlike typical surface drains, they collect water over the entire length of the drain as opposed to one dedicated area. The force of gravity helps to guide water along a reliably smooth path to the desired discharge point. The gravel bed surrounding the pipe prevents debris from gaining entry into the system and further protects your property. A french drain system effectively prevents water from collecting and pooling aboveground, which can cause costly damage to your foundation, basement, crawl space, retaining wall, driveway, playground, or lawn.
Ready for the Drainage Professionals to Give You a Hand?
At Rhine Landscaping, we do everything from re-grading lawns, installing French drains, connecting downspouts to underground drainage systems, and basement waterproofing. We have the experience and manpower to take on your toughest drainage problems. Please view the attachment here for our different drains and styles.
Call Rhine Landscaping today at 410-442-2445, if you are looking for new drainage & basement waterproofing.
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