sump and drain picsThank you for visiting the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. We like to inform our website visitors on sprinkler irrigation and drainage related issues here in Central Florida and Orlando. Today we would like to go into detail to better explain French drains and sump pumps.

A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. The common features of these systems include a lightweight gravel substitute that is wrapped around perforated corrugated pipe and covered with commonly used filter fabric. French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.

Gravel-free French drains are a durable and crushproof alternative to the traditional gravel French drain. These types of French drain generally comes in 10 foot sections and is made of 3 or 4 inch corrugated pipe. Gravel-free French drains are designed to take water out of the soil and pipe it to a safe discharge point.

Lighter French drains take half the time to install because they eliminate the need to transport, shovel, or move heavy gravel. At Hessenauer, we not only save you time, but we save you money!

A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water collecting sump basin. Sump pumps are used where flooding happens regularly and to solve dampness where the water table is above the foundation of a home. Sump pumps send water away from a house to any place where it is no longer problematic, such as a municipal storm drain or a dry well.

Again, thank you for stopping by the Hessenauer Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation blog and website. Bookmark us for more news, tips and advice concerning sprinkler irrigation and drainge related issues here in Central Florida and Orlando. If you have drainage or sprinkler irrigation system issues and would like to schedule an appointment for an estimate, contact us at 407-302-2227 today!