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French Drains

Midwest Waterproofing offers a variety of options when it comes to waterproofing your home.  When we inspect your home, we will determine the cause of the problem and the best solution for solving the issue.

French Drain Solution

A French drain is basically a trench that is filled with rock or gravel that has a perforated pipe within. The job of this simple setup is to redirect surface water away from your home and into your yard. At the bottom of the page, you can see a diagram depicting a common French drain setup.

By having the proper yard drainage for the water around your home, you can help prevent water problems in your basement or crawlspace in addition to also preventing foundation problems from occurring.

A wet basement can lead to pest infestations, water damage, mold growth, and structural issues. The dangers can lead from annoying to deadly, so it’s important that you waterproof your home with the waterproofing services from Midwest Waterproofing.

Let Experts Inspect Your Property

Each yard is different. We can take a look at your home and your yard and customize a recommendation for your French drain and other yard drainage systems.

Every situation is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It takes an expert’s knowledge to determine the best method of repair for each particular problem. Even with something as simple as a French drain system, there are many variables that determine the depth, length, and placement of the drainage system.

For more information about French drains and other waterproofing solutions from Midwest Waterproofing, give us a call or fill out our contact form. We’d be happy to answer any questions or provide you with more information regarding all of our services, financing options, and our service area.

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Below is a diagram of a traditional French drain.


A traditional french drain