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Benefits of French Drain Installation

Here at Utah Leak Locate, we believe that prevention is key to managing leaks in your home. Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of rainfall. This means that many homes were hit with unexpected pools of water around the foundation of their home. If you have a wet, soggy, or leaky basement, you know the damage that can happen when your basement floods.

The good news is that this common problem can be resolved with simple gravity. A French drain can help remove water from your foundation to help if you move to lower areas on your property. The valuable item is also a French ditch, trench drain, or even a filter drain.  This trench is lined and covered with rocks, gravel, small stones, or other types of landscaping coverage. Gravity then allows water to travel through the ditch to avoid flooding and property damage.

Benefits of a French Drain

This solution is standard among knowledgeable plumbers and landscapers because it is relatively low-cost to install. The final product can be aesthetically pleasing and can help provide peace of mind where standing water has been an issue in the past. As we all know, Utah is one of the fastest-growing states in America. We see vast amounts of new homes, with populations of new people unfamiliar with our erratic weather patterns. Many homes are built at the bottom of a hill, or if the home’s foundation is lower than the property surrounding it. If you live at the bottom of a V-shaped valley bowl, we recommend speaking with a French drain installation company. This is a good idea, even if you have not yet experienced flooding.

Leaking Water and French Drains

Many homeowners find themselves in places where they know they have a leak but cannot find it. Identifying the location and cause of a water leak is the first and most crucial step in fixing a leaky basement. Sometimes people will have a French drain installed but are still getting a water leak. There can be many reasons why this is happening. Our technicians are experts at diagnosing the cause of the leak. For example, French drains can become clogged with sediment over time.

Drastic temperature changes can also cause cracks and breaks in the masonry work of the drainage system. We use the latest leak location technology to pinpoint the source of a French drain leak.
This allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to fix your problem and get water flowing correctly again. Suppose you live in or around Salt Lake City, UT. We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about our leak detection services.