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Why Hire a Professional Company for French Drain Installation?

Proper drainage is vital for the protection of the interior and exterior areas of your home.

When water accumulates in one place for very long periods of time, it can lead to saturation, damaging your home’s foundation, the softscaping, and hardscaping on your property. If you find yourself dealing with a soggy yard or even wet basement spaces, you should consider getting French Drain Installation done.

This system diverts water towards the exterior of your property to avoid the problems mentioned above. We at Rockethammer have seen that many DIY enthusiasts are inclined to turn it into a weekend project. After all, a French Drain is a seemingly simple and inexpensive installation that works by letting the gravitational forces do all the work. In some rare settings, you may need a sump pump to pump and direct water towards the French Drains.

French drains are laid in trenches in areas where the ground has become saturated with water. The drain is then covered with some permeable materials like gravel. The excess water permeates through the soil,   into the French drains through holes in its side walls. This water then gets channeled towards a designated spot at one end of your property.

Should French drain installation be a DIY project?

While it may seem like French Drain Installation is a seemingly simple task, the fact is that it needs a significant amount of experience, background knowledge, and the right tools. Here are some aspects you would need to keep in view:

You would need the right kind of tools and equipment like a trenching tool and would have to hire this for your project.
Before you start on any digging work, you’ll have to first contact your local utility service providers to determine whether there are any underground lines in the area you have earmarked for the French Drain Installation.
Once you start digging the trench for the drain, you will find there is a large amount of soil that gets displaced. As part of the project, you need to make arrangements to get this carted away from your property and disposed of responsibly.

As you can see, there are a number of different aspects to keep in view while handling a DIY French Drain Installation, and should give it some thought before diving straight into the project. Decide whether this is something you would be able to complete successfully and methodically.

If you enthusiastically start on the project and find that its too difficult to complete or that you don’t have the time to see it through to the end, it will only leave you with a massive mess to clean up.

Hire a professional

The best way to avoid all these problems is to hire the services of professionals like the ones at Rockethammer for the job. There are a number of benefits to this:

  • A professional contractor will have the experience needed to handle the project.
  • They will have the required tools and equipment to complete the job systematically.
  • Scientific methods will be followed in the installation, ensuring the drain directs water to the desired spot.
  • A licensed contractor will also provide guarantees for their work, which means they will focus on doing the job right the first time around.
  • This can save you a significant amount of time, trouble, effort and expense in the long term.

We at Rockethammer can provide excellent French Drain Installation based on your specific needs. For more information, feel free to call us at 514 901-1144.

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