Hey Fort Wayne residents! Have you ever given much thought to the drainage systems that protect your property? At A1 Sewer Service, we’re experts in the field, and we’re here to guide you through the complexities of choosing between French drains and trench drains. Let’s dive right in!

What is a French Drain?

The Underground Hero

Water near your building is more than a nuisance; it’s a threat. Seeping water can cause serious damage to your foundation. That’s where a French drain shines.

A French drain is an underground system consisting of a trench filled with gravel and a perforated pipe that channels water away from vulnerable areas. It’s ideal for combatting issues like soil saturation, foundation instability, and the growth of mold and mildew.

What About Trench Drains?

Surface-Level Saviors

If you’re dealing with pooling or flooding on the surface, especially after Indiana’s notorious rainstorms, a trench drain may be the way to go. These drains collect water at the surface level and direct it away, making them perfect for avoiding surface water woes.

When to Choose Which System

French Drains for Subsurface Issues

If you’re dealing with water seeping into the ground faster than the soil can absorb it, or you have concerns about water damage to your building’s foundation, a French drain is your go-to solution.

Trench Drains for Surface-Level Problems

For areas where water pools on the surface—like driveways, patios, or around pools—a trench drain is your best bet.

The A1 Sewer Service Promise

Tailoring Solutions to Your Needs

At A1 Sewer Service, we specialize in installing both French and trench drains. Our experienced team will assess your property’s specific drainage issues and recommend the most effective solution.

Remember, the best drainage system for you is one that fits your unique needs. Don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all approach. Let us tailor a solution that offers effective, long-term results.

So there you have it! French drains and trench drains both have their strengths, and your property may benefit more from one over the other. If you’re not sure which is best for you, give us a call. We’re always here to help you make the right choice for your drainage needs.