French Drain Systems

Protect Your Home with Expert French Drain Solutions

At Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair, we understand the importance of maintaining a dry and stable foundation for your home. One of the most effective ways to manage water drainage and prevent water damage is through the installation of French drain systems. Our team of experts is here to provide top-notch French drain solutions tailored to meet your specific needs throughout north DFW.

A newly installed French Drain by Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair

What is a French Drain?

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface and groundwater away from your home’s foundation. This system helps to prevent water from pooling around your foundation, reducing the risk of water damage, mold growth, and foundation instability.

Benefits of French Drain Systems

  • Effective Water Management: French drains efficiently collect and redirect water away from your foundation, keeping your basement and crawl spaces dry.
  • Prevent Foundation Damage: By controlling water flow, French drains help to maintain the integrity of your foundation, preventing cracks and other structural issues.
  • Mold and Mildew Prevention: By reducing moisture around your home, French drains help to prevent mold and mildew growth, ensuring a healthier living environment.
  • Enhanced Property Value: A properly installed French drain system can increase your home’s value by protecting its structural integrity and preventing costly water damage.

Our French Drain Installation Process

Improper drainage is the main cause of foundation failure throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our soils are 30%-40% expansive to the contraction rate, and when proper drainage is in place, it can limit those percentages and overall movement on the property. The best drainage solution for a property is a French Drain System. Our FDS are dug below the grade beam of the structure, so we’re not just gathering surface water but also groundwater to keep the soils around your property at bay and not oversaturated.

  1. Assessment and Planning: Our experienced team conducts a thorough assessment of your property to determine the best location and design for your French drain system.
  2. Excavation: We carefully excavate the trench, ensuring minimal disruption to your landscaping.
  3. Installation: The perforated pipe is installed and surrounded by gravel or rock to facilitate effective drainage. We fill the top portion of the FDS with 1in-1½in river rock to allow appropriate water flow into the drain pipe while keeping grass, brush, and debris out, preventing clogging.
  4. Backfilling and Restoration: The trench is backfilled, and we restore your landscaping to its original state, leaving your property looking neat and tidy.
  5. Inspection and Maintenance: We provide a comprehensive inspection to ensure the system is working correctly and offer maintenance services to keep it functioning optimally.

Why Choose Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair?

  • Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in foundation repair and water management, we have the skills and knowledge to provide top-quality French drain installations.
  • Customized Solutions: We tailor our French drain systems to meet the unique needs of your property, ensuring maximum effectiveness.
  • Reliable Service: Our team is dedicated to providing reliable and efficient service, ensuring your complete satisfaction.
  • Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality, providing you with the best value for your investment.

Contact Us Today

Protect your home from water damage with a professionally installed French drain system from Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair. Serving the northern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.