If you live in an area that gets heavy rainfalls from time to time, you need to have a good drainage solution to avoid water damage to your home and other problems. Putting gutters on your home is a good start, but it may not be enough to safely divert water away from your foundation. French drains are an effective way to reduce or eliminate standing water.
A French drain is also known as a trench drain or French ditch because the construction involves creating a trench/ditch and then filling it with gravel and other materials. This is done so that water funnels to it and to where it leads, rather than pooling around your home and property. There are two options for French drains regarding aesthetics. You can leave it open using appealing pebbles and do some landscaping with plants along them or place a rate over them.
As noted, one of the key benefits of French drains is to avoid standing water. Another is that by diverting water the way you want it to go, you can avoid erosion of areas you want to protect. If you are looking for a solution for standing water, erosion, and water damage that is cost-effective, French drains are worth considering.
If you are in the Yulee, Florida area and need advice about French drains, gutters, and other services to protect and maintain your home, reach out to us at Foster’s Home Repair/Seamless Gutters, LLC. We offer free estimates on any of our services.