French Drain Installation

A French drain, also known as a weeping tile, is trench that is filled with rock and perforated PVC pipe. The purpose of the French drain is to redirect surface and ground water away from an area (in most cases a home or buildings foundation). French drains can either be installed around the exterior foundation walls or can be installed inside the crawlspace around the foundation. Interior French drains must be installed in conjunction with a sump pump.

French Drain Benefits

Efficient Drainage

Both interior and exterior French drain systems direct water away from your home. The extra water will be directed to your septic tank, a sump pump or to a space in your yard that sits lower than your house.

Reduces Risk of Crawlspace/Basement Moisture

Because French drains direct water away from the foundation, it prevents flooding in your basement or crawlspace and removes any excess water in the soil.

The French Drain Installation Process

French drains are installed to remove ground water that is collecting around your home’s foundation or inside your crawlspace or basement.

Dig a Trench

A technician will dig a trench along the foundation wall that is having a drainage issue. The dimensions of the trench will vary based on the severity of the issue.

Lay the Perforated PVC Pipe

The technician will place the perforated pipe into the trench. The pipe should always be sloped from a higher starting point to a lower ending point that is away from the home’s foundation.

Backfill the Trench with Gravel

The technician will cover the pipe with gravel. The gravel is used to filter out any sediment and reduce the chance of the pipe clogging.

Customer Reviews

AMG Dynamics
6/11/2020 - Google

I am a Property Manager for several commercial buildings. I had a foot of sitting water in my crawl space. Chris and his team were very professional and did a thorough job. They went above and beyond to ensure that my issue was fully addressed. I would highly recommend Elite Moisture Solutions and will definitely use them going forward.

Jaime Montalvo
4/24/2020 - Google

Chris Toro with Elite Moisture was able to come out and give me a no obligation estimate and explained all that would need to be done. He was very professional and was able to help out in just a few days, get the job done and fix the issue. Would definitely recommend!

Spencer Marshall
3/03/2020 - Google

Elite Moisture Solutions is an outstanding company to do business with! We have had an amazing experience working with Chris and Jennifer. Their professionalism, timeliness and industry knowledge is something every company should demonstrate. Thank you for being such a wonderful business with top notch service - keep up the great work!!

Jeff T.
12/20/2019 - Thumbtack

From the very first contact, they were very responsive, addressed all concerns, explained the steps they would take to remedy the moisture issue and then performed the work with the same attention to detail and thoroughness. Will definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone who has a moisture, fungal, mold, crawl space issue.

Julio Semanate
2/26/2020 - Google

They did an excellent job encapsulating our house's crawl space. They were attentive to details and to our requests. Very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.

Mason Bailey
1/29/2020 - Google

Ben was a pleasure to work with. Everything he said would happen did, and on time. I hope you never have a moisture issue, but if you do don't hesitate to reach out to Ben with Elite Moisture Solutions.

Becky Lou Pigg
2/15/2020 - Google

Ben was very kind and courteous and I appreciate how quickly everything happened. Also, they worked on the crawlspace quickly and with no impact on our schedule. There was no inconvenience to me and I appreciate that the most. I recommend this business highly.

Sheryl Wheeler
9/21/2020 - Google

Chris is very knowledgeable. He completely renovated our crawl space.We had water issues under the house and Elite Moisture Solutions came in and tookcare of business...Complete drain system around perimeter. All walls, ground area and footerswrapped and sealed, Dehumidifier....the works! Changed the entire climate under the house. Chris was very knowledgeable and had excellent communication at all times. ... read more

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    Service Areas

    Elite Moisture Solutions provides French drain installation services to homes and companies throughout the central North Carolina cities of Raleigh, Durham, Sanford, Chapel Hill, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Zebulon, Garner, Clayton, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Smithfield, Benson, Lillington, and Angier.

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    1Loans provided by EnerBank USA, Member FDIC, (1245 Brickyard Rd., Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit, for a limited time. Repayment terms vary from 24 to 132 months. Interest waived if repaid in 365 days. 17.99% fixed APR, effective as of November 1, 2020, subject to change. Interest starts accruing when the loan closes.

    2Loans provided by EnerBank USA, Member FDIC, (1245 Brickyard Rd., Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit, for a limited time. Repayment term is 60 months. 4.99% fixed APR. Minimum loan amounts apply. The first monthly payment will be due 30 days after the loan closes.