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French Drains



French drains are trenches that contain a perforated drain pipe which is surrounded by gravel.  Either the entire trench is lined with filter fabric, or the pipe is wrapped in filter fabric.  Generally, the trench is covered with grass.  



French drains are designed to remove water that is accumulating below the surface.  French drains are very good at collecting water that is accumulating in marshy or boggy areas that have been created by over watering or poor drainage.  



If the trench for a French drain is lined with filter cloth, the drain will last for many years.  If only the pipe is wrapped in filter cloth, soil will wash into the gravel in just a few years.  



How to Install a Foundation French Drain System
Foundation French Drain System are simple to install. The supplies can be foundation at any local hardware store. Foundation French drains can be a very effective way for draining subsurface water away from a foundation. Follow this video for simple steps on how to install a foundation french drain system.

Advanced starts with digging a trench and grades it so the bottom is flat and evenly sloped.  Next, we line the trench with filter fabric.  After the fabric is placed, 1 to 2 inches of gravel is placed in the bottom of the trench. A perforated pipe is then laid on the gravel.  The trench filled to a level 4 to 6 inches below the surface and the edges of the filter fabric are laid over the top of the gravel.  Finally, the top of the trench is filled with soil.

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Advanced’s French drains can either work with gravity, if enough of a slope is available, or be connected to sump pumps depending on your need. We never be connect them to downspouts since the purpose of a French drain is to get rid of subsurface water.  If you fill up a French drain with water by overloading it, you can cause serious damage to your home.


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Christopher Lorenzo
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
Workers were very professional and hard working. They dug up around the house and put plants back to look nice. This company also has a trust to forever be able to redo warranted work.read more
Gwen Baumann
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
I can't too highly recommend this company. I had work done of my foundation by another company several years ago. That work did not resolve the problem, and that company did not fix. Advanced was recommended to me by mother, who said they were the best in the business. I agree! They were polite, professional, charged reasonable prices, and did excellent work. They also have a strong guarantee that is backed by a trust. I can't imagine why you'd use any other company.read more
Linda Krizka
Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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