French Drain - EZ-Flow system
LRE Foundation Repair in Tampa helps our clients with all types of waterproofing and water diversion solutions. A popular and common option for routing pooling water away from foundations and concrete is a French drain.
What is a French drain?
French drains can be built both indoors and outdoors. LRE Foundation Repair in Tampa installs outdoor waterproofing and drainage system solutions for our clients.
French drains are built to route water away from areas where it’s likely to pool up and cause damage. This is critically important whether dealing with a foundation, driveway or even a sports field. A buildup of water near foundations and footing, crawl spaces, concrete and retaining walls can lead to extensive problems and a need for repair.
Thinking about waterproofing with a French drain before a water problem occurs is a great step toward preventing problems that often carry a higher expense to fix.
Gravel-free EZ-Flow system
To install French drains, LRE Foundation Repair in Tampa uses the gravel-free EZ-Flow system. There are many advantages to this latest technology.
- Performance - the EZ-Flow system boasts superior performance because of the smartly-designed drain pipe. It has up to a 30% higher flow rate compared to the standard systems involving standard pipes with gravel coverings.
- Faster - gravel is not required for the EZ-flow system, reducing manpower and expense.
- Lightweight - the product is not as heavy as traditional pipes, reducing the need for expensive machinery and the cost of someone to maneuver it.
- Durability - the EZ-flow system is built with a slotted pipe surrounded by expanded polystyrene aggregate and enclosed in a geotextile mesh. The materials resist compaction and are built to last.
- Environmentally-friendly - built with 100% recycled materials, the EZ-flow system qualifies for LEED credits.
Our gravel-free EZ-Flow system outperforms traditional French drain systems and saves our clients time and money.
External waterproofing with French drains
French drains are an outdoor waterproofing solution from LRE in Tampa, that safely routes water into a safe place. We often help clients design and install French drains for:
- Retaining walls
- Foundation drains
- Footing perimeter drains
Outdoor waterproofing solutions may sound simple, especially if it’s for a home landscaping or retaining wall project. But in our experience, our EZ-flow French drain system isn’t only more effective in routing water, but the investment saves you time and expense and you can trust the solution is long-lasting.
Footing perimeter drains
A French drain that runs along the external perimeter of a crawl space or basement foundation is also called a footing drain.
In an ideal world, we install footing drains at the onset of a home build. We dig near the base of the foundation and lay the EZ-Flow system into the trench. This system is built to last and very reliable, it’s our preferred product for drains that route water away from foundation walls.
Installing footing drains on older homes can be done, it will require excavating and digging around the perimeter. Our team has helped many clients in older homes install a long-lasting French drain solution for waterproofing.
If you’re interested in learning about your footing drain options, whether you’re in a new build or existing home, our French drain experts would be happy to inspect your property and write a customized quote.
Why LRE Foundation Repair for French drains
As central Florida’s foundation experts, we’re proud to bring a superior product for French drains to Florida homeowners. Our EZ-flow solution is an exceptional product that we’re glad to offer it as part of our waterproofing services.
As repair experts who know the Florida soil inside and out, we’re confident our French drain solution can help protect foundations and keep other areas dry. We offer many options in addition to French drains when it comes to water diversion solutions.
Your home is unique, and so are your waterproofing needs. If you're considering waterproofing solutions for your Tampa and Orlando home, we’d like the opportunity to provide a free inspection for you.