Premium French Drains in Charleston, SC
If you see damp spots or pooling water in your yard that won’t dry, or if you see water in your basement or crawlspace, you are likely experiencing a drainage problem. When stormwater can’t flow away from your yard, it accumulates as standing water or, worse yet, seeps into below-grade portions of your home.
The accumulation of water can cause serious problems. Standing water attracts pests, it can be hazardous to children and pets, it is unsightly, and speeds the erosion and deterioration of your soil. If water seeps into your basement or crawlspace, it can cause damage to your foundation or to the property and furnishings that are kept in below-grade areas.
You don’t have to live with the worry of drainage issues. We install french drains—a simple, cost-effective solution for your stormwater concerns!
It is easy to get started with your french drain construction:
- Call for an estimate or start your online quote here
- We will provide a premium french drain install
- You can enjoy the peace of mind of a dry yard and basement
What is a French Drain System?
French drains consist of a perforated pipe hidden in a gravel-filled trench that slopes away from your home. It helps relocate water from places where it is not wanted to more appropriate locations such as lower areas of your yard, into city stormwater drains, rain barrels, or a drainage ditch. French drain construction is simple but requires special equipment and expertise to properly manage the flow of water.
Installation necessitates careful planning to determine where the drain should be located, where it should begin, and where it should empty. There is a lot of digging involved, generally far too much to do by hand. A typical french drain system that is around 50 feet long demands excavation of 4 to 5 tons of dirt, depending on the moisture and composition of your soil. Since the trench will be refilled with gravel that allows stormwater to reach the installed pipe, the dirt must be moved to a low spot on your property or off-site.
To ensure your job is done right and finished in a timely manner, it is always best to hire a team of professionals. We’re here to help.
We understand the stress of finding a trustworthy contractor and want you to know that we treat every project as our top priority. Our professionals are licensed and insured to make sure you get premium installation at competitive rates. Your satisfaction is our number one concern and is always guaranteed!
How Do French Drains Work?
One thing we know about water—it always flows downhill. Properly installed french drains will redirect the flow of water that sits at or below ground level. It functions a lot like the gutters along your roofline but manages the water on the ground. The system uses gravity to move water from where it is not wanted to a more appropriate location like a city storm drain or rain barrel. A considerable slope is needed for the water to flow effectively, but once installed it will provide the solution you need for years to come.
Stop losing sleep every time it rains. We are here to help you alleviate your drainage issues to create a yard your family can enjoy and the sense of security in knowing the below-ground areas of your home are protected from water damage.
Why Do I Need a French Drain Install?
A french drain will solve problems such as:
- Poor yard drainage
- Soil displacement and erosion
- Pooling water in your yard or crawlspace
- Chronic damp areas in your lawn
- Mold and fungus issues
Proper drainage is critical to ensuring your yard and home remain dry, even after heavy Charleston downpours. It will help prevent serious damage from pooling water, health issues, and the potential for very costly repairs if the solution is delayed.
If you are seeing water in your basement or crawlspace, mold is not far behind—and that can cost thousands of dollars to rectify, not to mention the serious health concerns that it introduces.
A professionally installed french drain will bring peace of mind knowing that your home and yard are protected and well-maintained. Our priority is to share our knowledge and expertise to give you an excellent experience when we complete your french drain construction.
Our prices are always competitive, our customer service is premier, and our references are impeccable. We would love the opportunity to earn your business and help you find a long-lasting solution to the stormwater drainage problems that impact your home. Give your family the yard they deserve to enjoy and give yourself peace of mind from a professional, worry-free installation.