Divert Water Away From Your Foundation and Basement

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French Drains Move Water Away From Your Home

A French drain is a trench that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. It is usually filled with gravel or rocks or a perforated pipe. The purpose of French drains is to prevent groundwater or collected surface water from permeating and damaging foundations and divert the water from where it should not be.
 

How Does This Work?

French drain systems are designed to be installed underground. Then water runs into a trench filled with gravel, then into a perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench.  The water then runs freely through the pipe, which results to a safe distance from the surface and from your house.
 

Internal and External

There are 2 different ways to install a French drain – buried around the external side of the foundation wall or beneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter.
 
Each drainage system is customized to meet the unique needs of your home and property. We offer affordable solutions while preserving your existing lawn and landscape.

Client Reviews

Check out what our Erie and Pittsburgh clients are saying. Let us know how we did. Your feedback is greatly appreciated so we can provide the best services possible for all of our clients.

The work was completed on time and seems to have corrected the problem with the water in our basement. Mike gave us the lowest price of any other estimate (we had 4 other contractors look at the basement).

Thomas W.

Showed up on time and completed work early. Was almost $1000 less than their competitors with almost the process and warranty.

Mark E.

Excellent and honest service provided by Mike and his staff. Mike was knowledgeable, explained the work to be done, and quoted a reasonable price (very much in line with 3 other estimates received). The work was started and finished on time and in a most professional manner. My basement is now dry for the first time in 26 years and I could not be happier with my decision to go with ARK Basement Services.

Lois N.

On-Site Work

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