French Drain Vs. Foundation Drain, The Practical Truth. Today the term French drain is used as an all-encompassing term for underground drains. The problem with this is that a French drain has a very specific purpose. The French drain is a perforated pipe set in stone, typically used for collecting and diverting shallow underground water, … Continue reading French Drain vs. Foundation Drain, The Practical Truth.
Far too often we are called into a recently purchased home to assess foundation damage. Most owners say they were aware of a crack, previous patch, or repair attempt, but didn’t get a foundation inspection. Countless times we have heard that the home inspector didn’t recommend anything. A home inspection is a great tool, and … Continue reading Home Inspections: The Buyer’s Most Valuable Asset
Watering a foundation can be an important part of your foundation maintenance plan. This is not a new innovation, but one that is often misunderstood, or misused. Expansive soils, such as clay, have the potential to expand in the wet seasons, and the potential to shrink in the dry seasons. For a home, both can … Continue reading Should You Water Your Foundation?
Before having any type of foundation drain system installed, you must understand what they are designed for. There is a lot of information out there on interior foundation drain systems. The issue is finding information that is not sales propaganda. Knowing the pros and cons of every system is key to making an informed decision. … Continue reading The Pros And Cons Of Interior Foundation DrainsNext »