FRENCH DRAINS BY
ELITE WATERPROOFING SOLUTIONS

SERVING SOUTH JERSEY, CENTRAL JERSEY, AND NORTH JERSEY

 

FRENCH DRAINS BY
ELITE WATERPROOFING SOLUTIONS

SERVING NEW JERSEY SINCE 1985

 

OUR COMPANY INSTALLS
FRENCH DRAINS THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY

Water in the basement is a problem no homeowner wants to deal with. Whether it is a once-in-a-while wet spot or a constant onslaught of mold, it can be downright irritating. So, what should you do when it is a recurring problem? You have probably tried some of the ways to mediate water like wet vacs or running fans, but the water has probably kept coming up.

We at Elite Waterproofing understand how frustrating this can be. With more than 30 years of experience installing french drains as part of waterproofing solution, we might be the company to build the french drain that will permanently resolve your issues with water in your basement.

WHAT IS A FRENCH DRAIN?

Water will always follow the path of least resistance.

Unfortunately, if that path leads towards your home, you can end up with water accumulation at your foundation and soggy basement. French drains are gently sloping trenches that contain pipes that lead water away from your home.

HOW DOES A FRENCH DRAIN WORK?

When installing a French drain, we create a gradual slope, depending upon the proximity of your home to the water source, which will create a natural path for the water to travel. The first and most important step in this process is to choose from the three kinds of French drains: shallow, deep, and interior.

 

Types of French Drains

Interior French Drain

The third type, the interior French drain, is considered one of the best methods for keeping your basement completely bone dry. It is also ideal if you have an unfinished basement. Instead of sending water away from your home, this system collects water as it enters your basement.

Deep French Drain

This type, also referred to as a footing drain, circles your home and catches problem water sources before they can reach your home.  If your current home has consistent flooding, a footing drain is still a great option.

If this proves to be the right kind of drain for your home, we dig a trench along your foundation at the footing level around the entire perimeter of the house. We then use a variety of materials, depending upon your home, and create a system that will collect all water that heads towards your foundation and basement. This is a great option for homes with finished basements, as there is minimal work that needs to happen inside your home.

Shallow French Drain

A shallow French drain is used when your water source is surface water that just won’t go away. However, if you are experiencing water in your basement, you will probably need the second variety – a deep French drain.

Let Us Help You Dry Up Your Basement

We will work with you to figure out which type of French drain is the answer to your water woes. Once we decide on the ideal drain we can get started. The length of the project depends on factors like which drain we will install, the proximity of your home to trees, roots or other structures and whether or not you have a finished basement.

We at Elite Waterproofing look for permanent solutions to keep your home safe and dry. We have worked with over 3,000 families to take their nagging water problems and turn them into peace of mind.

Installing a French drain might be what you and your family are looking for the avoid water in the basement and get rid of mold and mildew that you might not even see. Your family’s safety and health is our #1 priority. Let us help you keep your family safe and healthy with permanent waterproofing solutions.