Basement French Drains by Jersey Shore Crawlspace

Basement French drains are a necessary method in basement waterproofing in New Jersey! If water is a chronic issue in your basement, installing a french drain system is a great solution. A french drains give water a path of low resistance to flow through.

Basement Interior French Drains catch water that can seep inside and channels it by gravity to a sump pump. This sends the water back outside or to the drain line.

French Drain system in basement

Why Would You Need French Drain?

  • Flooding, or standing water occurs in your basement.
  • Foundation walls are damp, or have signs of moisture intrusion (mineral deposits, water lines, etc.)
  • It’s in your plans to finish your basement in the future.
  • You are planning on storing belongings in your basement.
  • If you are experiencing excessive humidity.
  • The soil surrounding your home near the foundation is soggy
  • The backyard has a retaining wall on a hillside

Jersey Shore Crawlspace French Drain Install

The purpose of a French Drain Installation is to collect water rising from the ground. The French Drains channel collects water from the hollow cinder blocks that comprise your foundation, along with water rising from the ground.

We accomplish this by first trenching around the perimeter of your basement and installing our Fast track Drainage System within the trench to collect the water. Then, the water routes to a Sump Pump, which diverts water outside of the basement.

Following this, our technicians drill “Weep Holes” in the foundation. This directs water collected in the foundation wall into the French Drain.

Lastly, we install skirting on top of the Fast Track Drainage System to cover the “Weep Holes” drilled, and divert water into the trench for the sump pump to pump the water out of the basement environment.

French Drain Trench in basement

Preparing your Basement for the French Drain Install

Each install is planned extensively during your Basement Evaluation.

After the Evaluation, we plan your project execution extensively. We provide our technicians with details pertaining to the installation.

Following this, our highly skilled technicians begin removing concrete around the perimeter.

French Drain Track System in basement

Installing the Track System

First, the weep holes are drilled. Next, we install the track system within the basement floor. Subsequently, this trench is now ready to provide adequate drainage for your basement.

After the installation of the track system, we begin installing the skirting around the perimeter to divert the water causing moisture intrusion on the basement walls.

Afterward, the french drain is then in place.

French Drain channel filled

Filling in the French Drain Trench

Following the installation of the french drain track system, along with the skirting, we begin filling the trench with 3/8″ pea gravel.

The pea gravel acts as a suitable drainage aggregate. Specifically, it encourages the flow of water into the drainage system.

On the underside of the track, there is manufactured slotting that is designed to prevent sediment from entering the line while allowing for proper collection and disbursement of the water.

Completed French Drain System

Completing your French Drain

After the trench is filled in with gravel, we begin the masonry involved as the finishing touches of your basement french drain.

Meanwhile, we smooth every seam to match the height of your basement’s floor.

Following the installation of the french drain, with the height uniform, you will be able to complete additional waterproofing measures and finish the basement if this is part of your planning for your home’s basement.

Quality Service

Jersey Shore Crawlspace offers the highest quality of defense against damp basements, energy inefficiency, and problems common in homes with basements.

Jersey Shore Crawlspace Enhances provides you the information needed to make the right call in protecting your basement from moisture. Contact us today to book an evaluation!