A French drain is a perforated pipe that lays inconspicuously in your yard. While most people won’t even notice it, this drain serves an important purpose. It will sweep water away from your property. A French drain can save you lots of money, and it has other benefits as well.
1. Protect Your Foundation
One of the biggest benefits of a French drain is that it protects your foundation. Standing water in your yard has to go somewhere. You won’t notice it at first, but this water will often collect around your foundation and weaken it. You will only notice it once there is water damage and you’re forced to repair the foundation. A simple drain can protect your foundation for many years.
2. Cost Effective
We understand that no one wants to invest money in a service unless there is some benefit. A French drain is very cost-effective when you consider how it’s protecting you. Your foundation is suffering by having to absorb a significant amount of water, and there are likely other parts of your property that are being damaged by standing water.
While you could always wait until your foundation is cracking and needs to be repaired, a French drain can act as a shield to keep your foundation safe.
3. Aesthetically Pleasing
You normally don’t hear that plumbing services are aesthetically pleasing, but a French drain really is. These drains are often hidden by placing gravel, plants, or other decorative elements around them. Guests will think that you just upgraded your lawn, but you’ll really know that you’re protecting your property against moisture.
Be sure to discuss this with us during the consultation. We can give you our opinion on the best way to hide the drain while also making your yard look better.
4. Easy to Install
Sometimes plumbers need to get their hands dirty and go through existing pipes and structures. You might be worried that a French drain will be hard to install and that your yard will look like a mess. The truth is that these drains are very easy to install for a professional plumber.
In most cases, the installation will not interfere with existing structures. A small part of your yard will have to be dug up to make room for the pipe. It will then be installed in the proper area for optimal water drainage.
French drains are very durable. Another worry people have is that these drains will wear out in a few months or years. This is a reliable solution that will last a long time. We can talk to you about different options and see which is best for you.
We at Royal Services would be happy to talk to you about all the other benefits of French drains and how we install them. Contact us today, and we can help protect your foundation from rain, snowmelt, and standing water in Brighton, CO.