Protect Your Basement with a French Drain
Basements are susceptible to water damage based on the way they’re designed. As water saturates the ground outside your basement walls, the water can seep through cracks and cause extensive water damage in your basement. Without the proper waterproofing solutions in place, the water can become stagnant and cause many different health and structural issues for your home.
Installing an interior or exterior French drain in Pittsburgh can provide constant protection from water intrusion to keep your home clean, healthy, and safe from water damage. Our customers have trusted us for over 20 years, and we’re ready to help you!
How Do French Drains Work?
The purpose of a French drain is to collect any outside water and divert it away from your foundation before it ever has a chance to enter your basement. It is installed along the perimeter of your basement floor and includes a trench filled with gravel that collects the water. Once the water is collected, it is then directed to a perforated pipe that allows water to enter the drain instead of going into your basement.
Once the water is collected, it flows through the drain and is diverted to a sump pump. The sump pump then channels the water outside into your yard and far away from your foundation.
Interior vs. Exterior French Drain
We can install either an interior or exterior French drain at your Pittsburgh area home. The exterior installation is buried around the outside of your foundation wall, and the interior is installed beneath the basement floor. Both are installed along the entire perimeter of your home to ensure all water is collected before it ever enters your basement.
Our specialist will help you determine which option is best for your home and walk you through the entire installation process. We realize that every home is unique, so we offer completely customized options that will fit well with your home.
Start protecting your home from water damage with a French drain. Contact us today at (412) 206-1624 to schedule your free estimate in Pittsburgh!
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