Arlington VA French Drains
Arlington VA French Drains

Arlington VA French Drains to the Rescue

Arlington VA Drainage

Oh No! Water in the basement, a wet foundation, a puddle on the landscape! Water Water everywhere! Green Acres landscaping professionals of Arlington Virginia,to the rescue with expert solutions for the problem and recommending a French drain.

A French Drain is an underground system designed to take problematic waters away from the home, lawn, driveway, play areas and other structures in Arlington Virginia properties. A French Drain consists of a perforated pipe, covered with a nylon sock fabric material (to filter out mud and particles), placed in an underground channel/trench with gravel. Installing a French Drain system can keep a foundation and basement dry and save costly foundation repairs later.

Professional landscapers at Arlington Virginia’s Green Acres are experts in all landscaping services, design and implementation of landscape drainage plans, including French drains. By the way, the name French drain doesn’t come from the country of France. It’s from Henry French, a judge and farmer in Concord, Massachusetts, who promoted the idea of a french drain in an 1859 book about farm drainage.

Water always flows downhill, and by the easiest route possible. That’s the basic concept behind a French drain. A French drain is the most well-known type of outdoor drainage system, using a slightly sloped trench filled with round gravel and a perforated pipe that diverts water away from the foundation of a house or commercial building. According to the pros at Green Acres in Arlington Virginia, French drains can be installed anywhere on property that collects water; the Arlington VA french drain directs water to a targeted drain rather than dispersing it within the landscape.

Contact the experts at Green Acres today to discuss backyard flooding, french drains and landscaping concerns for your Arlington VA home.


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