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Proper drainage is crucial to prevent foundation and basement problems and to remove standing water in yards after storms. A popular style of drain that is installed to handle these scenarios is called a French drain (or weeping tile). It can also be installed to relieve water pressure behind retaining walls or divert water to a municipal storm drain or rain barrel.

French drains are actually named for Henry Flagg French of Massachusetts, a lawyer and Assistant US Treasure Secretary who popularized this style of drain in his 1859 book titled Farm Drainage. Unlike downspouts or open trenches, a French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock that covers a perforated pipe. The pipe is wrapped in fabric to prevent sand, dirt, and rock from clogging the pipe. The water flows naturally through the rock and seeps into the pipe and is then rerouted to a better location. French drains can work for areas without any drainage currently, in tandem with gutters which reroute water from above, and even indoors if your basement isn't as waterproof as you'd like. Indoor French drains are installed in a trench along the perimeter of the foundation and the water is routed into a sump pump.

French drain installation is usually a job for professionals who understand the angles required for proper water drainage and who can identify a better location for the water that won't cause erosion and flooding. To find a French drain installation contractor near you, enter your zip code and let HomeAdvisor connect you with pros who are aready to help.


"I needed a new sump pump discharge connection and piping into the backyard. The workers didn't just trench, they carefully lifted the sod, trenched, did the work, and then put the sod back down so you hardly see the work."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in Alexandria VA


"My garage was settling. The quote for installing 5 foundation Push piers under my garage and a French Drain along the side of my garage was very reasonable. The team that came out, led by Ryan Ohman was professional. courteous and hard-working. They did a great job and followed up quickly on a few comments I had. Cleaned up the site nicely afterward. Would definitely recommend."

--5.0 star review from a homeowner in BURKE VA


"Dominion Hardscapes did an amazing job installing stone walkways around our home and pool house . Rick worked with us on selections and offered design ideas that were both ascetically pleasing and functional--improving the natural beauty of our home. The result was beautiful and has since garnered us many compliments . They were a professional team, communicating well, and leaving the area spotless. We will definitely be using them for all of our landscape/hardscape needs. I highly recommend this company."

--4.5 star review from Tamra G. in Mechancisville MD


"all contact has been professional and on time. Jared Smith was on time and very helpful in explaining the process and working up the proposal. i received several emails updating me. Kade and James Monell were on time and very professional in explaining what was taking place and definitely knew what they were doing. job went well and i was happy. they ask me several times if i had any questions or concerns. Wanted to know if i needed them to do or explain anything else. Cleaned up and i was satisfied. Great job. Thanks to all at JES. "

--5.0 star review from Jim W. in Churchville VA


"Did an outstanding job!! "

--5.0 star review from Jim B. in Locust Grove VA


"Quality workmanship, met deadlines, met all expectations. Addressed concerns which arose after completion of the work. I would highly recommend this very professional company."

--5.0 star review from Charles B. in Sterling VA


"Mel has been outstanding along with his crew . Mel spotted the issue and had a solution he knew exactly what was wrong and what to be done , it was a waterproofing job . He did not try to sell me anything he gave me a honest proposal and a time line to finish the job . His crew came on time and worked outside even though that was a very cold day , they finished the job before time . Even though I had this water leak issue Mel made the problem go away as it was never there and am back to normal life . Thanks Mel"

--5.0 star review from Rahul S. in Leesburg VA


"Very good at what they do, communication with the company was a little difficult. I would and will use them again in the future."

--4.5 star review from George B. in Annandale VA