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.

Why us?

Unrivaled Quality

Our team is committed to providing an excellent, stress free experience with quality assurance measures that guarantee you are satisfied when the job is done.

Local Owned & Operated

We are proud to be a locally owned business and are passionate about the communities that we live in and serve.

Low Price Guarantee

We promise to provide price matching for identical services to ensure you are getting the highest quality service at the best price.

Free Estimates

We provide free visual inspections and a customized estimate for your home or business.

Prompt Service

Our team guarantees all initial inspections are performed within 2 business days.

Maintenance Plans

This is our crawlspace mold free guarantee!

Customer Reviews

Becky Lou Pigg
2/05/2020 - 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.

Dale C.
5 star rating
12/27/2019 - Yelp

After trying to find someone that could seal up our crawl space along with removing a bunch of mold that had built up under our house, we found the guys at Elite. They're very professional and offer reasonable pricing, plus their crew were workers that were North Carolina natives. The bad smell from the mold is gone, plus our power bill has dropped to a fraction of what it was before!

Jake A.
12/28/2019 - Thumbtack

I appreciate honest work. I have referred Elite to several people because I know they will be honest with the assessment and provide the solutions the customer actually needs. This has been the case time and time again. These are often customers that I service and having a trusting relationship with me so it is important that they are taking care of.

Steve Hartnett
1/28/2020 - Google

Chris and Ben did such a good job explaining the moisture and mold issues I had in my crawl space. They were very punctual and reasonably priced. If anyone ever needs their crawl space encapsulated, give them a call! Highly recommended!

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