Internal French Drain
At Youngstown French Drains, many of the French drain installation requests that we get are for external French drains, but internal fittings are also very effective – and in some situations they’re considered a more prudent course of action. All o the interior French drains that we create will protect your property from harm, and the disruption caused by the installation is minimal compared with many of the other alternatives available across the Youngstown, Ohio area. This is a critically important service for anybody that cares about protecting their property from the effects of flooding and water infiltration – and this is particularly true if you have a basement. There’s plenty more information on this service, and our French drain contractor team, listed below – but you can also find out more or arrange a consultation by speaking to our customer service team.
First and foremost, it’s right to talk about how effective an internal French drain is. You’re going to be installing such a system because the vicinity around your property tends to be prone to flooding and drainage issues – so this is something that you need to think about carefully. An internal French drain, when properly installed, is more than capable of handling the infiltrations of water that you experience on a regular basis. Our contractors will assess the space to come up with a solution that will prove effective without being too intrusive in the structure.
It’s well-known that basements are an area of properties that are prone to flooding – and it stands to reason. Since they’re below the ground, and they’re surrounded on all sides (typically), it’s a natural conclusion that water will try to find it’s way into the structure. An internal French drain can protect the basement, and it’s a more cost-effective and straightforward process to have an internal French drain rather than an external French drain – generally speaking – if you’re trying to safeguard a basement. It’s a less invasive construction process, and it’s more easily serviced in the future since the accessibility is greater.
The Importance of Drainage
So, why go to all this effort to make sure that you have comprehensive drainage solutions in place for your property? Well, the answer is clear – it’s the only way that you can guarantee that your property will remain safe and functional going forward. By eliminating the chance of water infiltration, you’re saving your property from mold and mildew, peeling paint and damaged floors, and most important of all, you’re stopping structural imbalance and decomposition from happening – which could call for an expensive and disruptive repair process.
If you’re installing an internal French drain, it’s possible that you could have it working alongside a sump pump – and this is often a great idea, particularly for areas where flooding tends to be heavy. Sump pumps work by detecting the water present in the space, then pumping it out once it reaches a certain level. You can ask our customer service agents for further information regarding this provision.