Why does a foundation repair company install French drains?
Because Water is your Foundation’s Biggest Enemy
Water is the root cause of most foundation damage. Installing deep French drains can resolve underlying foundation problems AND prevent future damage. For many of the water management issues we fix, no repair work is required for the foundation itself. We install a drain to divert water away from the soil under your home, and this minimizes the chances for swelling or shrinking of the clay under your foundation.
Even when foundation work is needed, part of the solution may be to install a drain to help prevent the same foundation issue from recurring.
A proper water management plan is critical to protecting the foundation of your home. Our French drain installations are guaranteed to get to the root of your water management woes, and minimize water’s negative impacts on your home’s foundation.
Do I Need a French Drain?
One clear sign that drainage is needed is standing water in your yard. However, the standing water in your yard is not the biggest concern – it’s the water below the ground that causes the problems with your foundation.
Water Table Woes
Every single home or building is built upon a different water table (the level below the ground that is saturated with water). So if you see standing water in your yard, it’s very likely that there’s water below the ground that you cannot see that is causing damage to your foundation. We dig until we find water, and then divert that water away from your foundation.
In order to determine the water table of your property, our team will schedule an appointment at your home or commercial building, and then locate the exact depth the drain needs to reach to function effectively.
Water in the Crawlspace
You should be worried if you find water in your crawl space. Water can not only damage your property, but it also promotes the growth of mold and mildew, which can compromise your indoor air quality and result in other detrimental effects, like compromising your home’s structural integrity. It can also lead to pest problems. Installing an interior French drain or a deep French drain around your home’s exterior is among the most effective solution for a flooding crawlspace. Our French drain experts will advise you on the best option depending on your needs.
Retaining Wall Construction
If you are building a retaining wall on a slope or hillside, it is essential to install a French drain behind the first course of the wall. This will help prevent water from pooling at the bottom or flowing toward your home.
Benefits of French Drains
French drains are beneficial and cost effective drainage solutions for Central Mississippi Homes
The best preventative maintenance that anyone can do for a home or building foundation is to install French drains. By being proactive and ensuring that water flows away from your foundation, you can drastically reduce your chances of having to call Superior out to repair foundation damage in the future.
French drain systems are exceptionally affordable compared to the cost of repairing your foundation. For the quality of the service and quality of the results, Superior Foundation Services offers some of the most competitively priced French drain solutions in the Jackson area.
French drain installation is not a complicated process, and our team can make short work of your water management issues. You can expect the installation to take a couple of days up to a little more than a week. The exact duration will depend on the size of your French drain system.