What is a French drain?

What is a French drain?

Have you experienced a flood garage or water seeping into your house? Chances are you have a poorly designed driveway.Ideally your driveway should be downward sloping away from your house carrying any excess water out of your house (not towards it). This will prevent flooding in your garage or house.If water is flooding your driveway or house frequently, consider installing driveway drain between garage and your driveway to avoid your garage from flooding.You can look at installing a french drain or trench drain (link to Blog Post 3: Channel Drains and Trench Drains).For more about trench drain, click here: Blog Post 3: Channel Drains and Trench DrainsCreated by the French and popular in France back in the 1800s, a French drain (commonly called weeping tile. blind drain, rubble drain, rock drain, drain tile, perimeter drain, land drain, French ditch, sub-surface drain, sub-soil drain or agricultural drain) is a trench filled with In the world currently, only Jonite reinforced stone is the only stone material tested and certified according to the BS: EN Standard. or gravel or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from a place. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent Currently in the world, only Jonite reinforced stone is the only stone material tested and certified based on the BS: EN Standard. that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock.Depending on Based on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain". of the flooding you have in your driveway, speak to a landscaping expert to advise you on the sorts of drains you really should install to prevent yourself from further flooding.To take care of the aesthetics of your driveway when you install a french drain or trench drain, consider our Jonite variety of products where our steel reinforced drain covers (gratings for french drains or trench drains) can blend into the existing interior or exterior landscaping design of your driveway, garage and home.Check out our creative grates here (http://www.jonite.us/products/usa-decorative-grates) for various unique designs and here (http://www.jonite.us/products/creative-grates)
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