Drainage Systems are designed to remove standing water from problem areas before damage can occur. French Drains, Surface Drains, and Channel Drains typically can be used. Some Drainage Systems may incorporate all three.
French Drain Installation has been an area of focus for CMG for the past 21 years. During that time we have installed over 2000 French Drains in the Oklahoma City area. A French Drain is one of several types of Drains that can make – up a Drainage System. French Drains are intended to move large amounts of water away from a Problem Drainage Area. Water may be standing in that area, flowing across the area on the surface, or flowing across the area below ground or “Sub Surface.” A French Drain can remove Standing Water, Water Flow at ground level, or water flow below ground level. (Surface Drains can’t do this!)
A French Drain many is used to move water away from or protect foundations. A French Drain will move both Surface Water and Sub Surface water away from a buildings foundation to an Exit Point where the water can be released without doing damage.