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Basement Waterproofing - Diagnosing and Repairing Basements with French Drain Systems

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 by Candice Stevens

Diagnosing and repairing basement water problems is a skill that requires well-trained inspectors and quality products. 

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Measurements are crucial in the installation of French drains because they determine the proper location, depth, and slope of the drain. The details matter…a lot. Proper measurements ensure that the French drain is installed at the correct location to effectively divert water away from the foundation or other areas that are prone to water damage. Additionally, the depth and slope of the drain must be precise in order for the water to flow properly and prevent backups. A well-trained inspector is going to be able to determine all of this with instrumentation, skill and diagnostic prowess.

Furthermore, proper measurements are also important for ensuring that the French drain is the correct size and capacity for the area it is being installed in. An incorrectly sized drain can lead to a lack of water flow, which can cause water to accumulate and potentially lead to water and/or foundation damage. Additionally, an improperly sized drain can also lead to costly mistakes, as it may need to be redesigned or replaced. Overall, accurate measurements are essential for ensuring that a French drain is installed correctly and effectively.

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