Dallas Fort Worth French Drain Installation | Written By Tommy LaLonde, P.E.
Do you notice standing water or other drainage issues in your yard?
Tired of dealing with muddy foot tracks throughout your home?
Are you experiencing foundation movement?
Residential yard drainage issues are not only inconvenient, but they can also cause damage to your home and foundation. On a positive note, many residential drainage problems in Dallas Fort Worth can be resolved with a strategic French drain installation, surface drain installation, or in some cases both. Keep reading for tips on improving your landscape drainage!
What is a French Drain?
French Drain – Although you may want to attribute this invention to the good citizens of France, the French drain actually gets its name from the design creator, Henry F. French. In 1859, the Massachusetts judge, French, literally wrote the book on farm drainage. He called it Farm Drainage. The techniques French detailed showed how to divert water away from the foundation of the building.