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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.
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.