A french drain is a drainage system that diverts water from one place to another using trenches, piping and drain rock. At New Leaf, we specialize in providing home owners with a quality drainage system at a fair price. Our technicians have the technical experience to solve just about any drainage issues in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas and would love to have the opportunity to work with you.
What is a french drain?
Basically, it consists of a carefully dug trench that slopes towards the area you are trying to divert the water to. The trench is generally filled with a corrugated pipe that is wrapped in a protective sediment sleeve and covered in drain rock. We design our exterior drainage systems to be aesthetically pleasing by using gravel, river rock or even bark dust to match your existing landscape. French drains can come in different forms and even be called by different names, but the concept is the same. The end game is always moving standing water from one place to another.
Why you should install a french drain
Most of our customers have us install a french drain because water has accumulated in their yard or crawl space. Water is the biggest threat to the overall health and longevity of your home. If water runs off your lawn and collects under your home, some significant damage can take place. A properly installed french drain in conjunction with a complete drainage system under your home can keep your home dry and healthy.
What you can expect from New Leaf
We always offer you a free, no obligation inspection and estimate. After we give you our recommendations, you will never be pressured into anything. If you do choose to allow us to handle your project, our professional crew will be punctual, considerate and clean throughout the process. After our work is done, we will provide you with a quality control check after 30 days upon request to make sure that everything is functioning properly. Lastly, all of our projects come with a 1 to 5 year workmanship warranty, depending on the scope of the project.