French drains, inside drain tile, and sump pumps are used to move water away from areas that you don’t want it such as in and around a house. Uncontrolled water and moisture are very damaging to a properties structural foundation and wood framing members. These water management systems can be installed near walls, foundation footings, around the yard, and inside basements and crawlspaces.
The drain system once installed correctly is mostly out of sight and needs no input from the homeowner. If the inside system is not able to gravity feed, it will require a sump pit and sump system to pump the water our manually and requires electricity to work. Depending on the homes geographic location and property layout, sometimes we can drain the system to “daylight” which means it all works on gravity and no pump is needed.
For inside drain tile in a basement, this process involves cutting the concrete floor near the foundation wall. Next, we dig down until we can clear an area exposing the foundation footing. Once the pipe, dimple board, and sump system are installed, it is backfilled with stone. Finally, we repour the top with concrete to the finished floor level.