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

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

H Knight
4/15/2020 - Google

BEN and their AMAZING CREW saved OUR HOUSE!!! Nightmare scenario - Google Fiber's contractor hit our main water line with a backhoe during their network install. After a year of denying the damages (which occurred on private property - a whole other saga), their insurance adjuster finally agreed to repair/replace our water line. BUT the City of Durham REFUSED to... read more

Olivia Byers
7/14/2020 - Google

Our crawlspace was in desperate need of attention with standing water constantly collecting after heavy rainstorms. I called Elite for a quote and on the same day, Chris shows up and provides an estimate before he left my house! Based on his knowledge of mold remediation, sump pumps and french drains, and his incredible professionalism - we booked him for... read more

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.

Donnie Redmond
12/31/2020 - Google

Elite Moisture was excellent! Highly recommend! We were building an addition to my home in Raleigh, water was getting into the crawlspace, so we needed a French drain and sump pump. We got several quotes but Elite Moisture was the only one who could complete the task in the time frame we needed. Excellent communications with Chris, the field crew,... read more

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    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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