French Drains

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At Greenlee Plumbing we offer a wide range of services to all of our valued customers throughout Atlanta and the surrounding communities. One of these services is the installation of a French drain. It is our job to protect your home or commercial property from damaging floodwaters and with this useful system we can help to guarantee just that.

We understand how devastating an unfortunate plumbing problem can be and it is our goal to help you avoid them whenever possible. Don’t let a serious event jeopardize the integrity of your home or building, act now and get in touch with our licensed plumbing professionals today. To read reviews and testimonials from other satisfied customers in your area, click here.

What is a French drain?

A French drainage system uses a perforated pipe that typically runs through a gravel filled trench outside your home or commercial property. Its job is to redirect water away from your home or building so that your property and yard is protected.

Heavy rainfall and the slope of your land can cause water to pool outside your residence or even enter into your basement destroying everything in its path and creating a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. This innovative system will help to protect you, your property, and your loved ones from the multiple hazards that follow an uncontrollable flood.

What are the different types of systems?

  • Shallow French drain: Sometimes referred to as a curtain drain this system is typically placed about two feet underground and is used to remove standing water from your yard.
  • Deep French drain: A deep French drain or footing drain is used to keep water out of your basement. However, it is best to have it installed before your home or commercial property is built, as it will require some major construction if you choose to do it afterwards.
  • Interior French drain: Typically chosen over a footing drain this system combines the use of perforated pipes, a collection tank, and your sump pump to channel any water away from the inside of your home or building.
  • Pre-engineered French drain: This is one of the most popular French drainage systems and does not require gravel or rock to be placed around your property in order to redirect any intrusive floodwaters.

What are some common problems with these systems?

A French drain does require some excavation during installation. This can affect the current state of your home or building as well as the surrounding landscape, and may disrupt your day-to-day routine for quite sometime. French drains also have a tendency to clog, which is why it is important to have them inspected regularly and cleaned when necessary.

Our certified plumbers normally install a fabric filter in order to help to decrease the chances of this problem from occurring. Additionally, if your French drain is not effectively clearing water away from your home or commercial property it may require the need for new, wider pipes to be installed to remedy this issue.

For specialized French drain services, call the experts at Greenlee Plumbing at (678) 386-7513.