Connecticut French Drain InstallationsServing Ridgefield, Norwalk, Stamford & All of Fairfield County
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United Waterproofing has been helping homeowners for 20 years. Our team strives to bring your property back to life as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have professionally trained and certified technicians that are experts in basement waterproofing, basement finishing, reconstruction, and mold mitigation.
Having a flooded basement, or various leaks in your home is damaging and can be very serious. We take pride in being available 24/7 with immediate assistance. We offer our services throughout Ridgefield, Norwalk, Stamford, and all of Fairfield County.
By providing great customer service, using cost-effective solutions, and always completing the job on time, United Waterproofing has got all of your basement needs covered. Let us provide you with a safe home. Give us a call today!
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I called United Waterproofing to get an estimate on what it would cost to finally finish my basement. The quote I was given was significantly less that what other companies in the area were asking for. The crew was always courteous and professional. They showed up on time and they cleaned up after they were done with the work. I now have increased the square footage of my home as well as the value! Thank you United Waterproofing for doing such an excellent job!Sam T.
Why Choose United Waterproofing?
24/7 Emergency Service
Assisting in water damage, fire damage, storm damage, commercial restoration and more, we provide around the clock emergency cleanup services.
Over 20 Years Experience
Our team of professionally trained staff and builders have over 20 years of experience in home repair. We have the right solutions for your home or business when dealing with basement waterproofing or foundation repair.
Fair Pricing & Highest-Quality
We are constantly improving ourselves and materials to ensure the best possible customer service. Providing warranties on our basement waterproofing systems, we want you to have total satisfaction at an affordable rate.
How Do French Drain Installations Work?
Remember, liquid always seeks out the lowest point it can reach, going along the easiest path. It then readily moves into the empty pockets in loose soil. The French drain provides a reliably easy path, creating a sunken channel that encourages water to percolate out of the surrounding soil and flow along a smooth course.
Gravity is an essential component when it comes to a French drain functioning properly since it forces water down from the surface and out of saturated soil. It then pulls the water along the downward-sloping pipe to the desired discharge point.
The trench bottom should be sloped about 1 inch for every 8 feet in the direction you want water to flow. Depending on your situation, the water can be diverted to:
- A low-lying area of your property
- A drainage ditch
- A dry well
- The street
Characteristics of a French Drain
The most common pipe materials used to create a French Drain is plastic due to its durability. There are two main chosen pipe variations, which are corrugated and PVC. Both of these options are lightweight, but corrugated pipe can be flexible, while PVC is usually stronger and more rigid. Regardless of what the pipe is made of, it must allow water to enter and flow through the system.
Another option for areas that require French drain pipe installation is an “EZflow system.” This is a pipe that comes already surrounded by an aggregate and fabric mesh. The drain pipe itself is corrugated and perforated. French drain pipe alternatives such as this one are flexible and come in pre-set lengths, typically of 5 or 10 feet each.
The pipe’s diameter will impact how much water can flow through. Commercial or agricultural uses may require a larger-diameter perforated pipe for French drain systems, and areas that experience a good amount of water collection and heavy soil saturation may need a larger-diameter pipe as-well.