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French Drains & Yard Drains

Enhancing Your Property’s Drainage System

At Florida Coastal Gutters, we specialize in providing effective water management solutions for your property. Among these, French drains and yard drains are pivotal in preventing water accumulation and protecting your landscape and foundation from water damage. This comprehensive guide offers a deep dive into these drainage systems, illustrating their importance, installation, maintenance, and more.

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What Are French Drains and Yard Drains?

French Drains

  • Definition: A French drain is a gravel-filled trench that contains a perforated pipe. It's designed to redirect surface water and groundwater away from specific areas.
  • Uses: Ideal for preventing water from pooling around foundations, retaining walls, and in yards.
  • Components: Consists of a trench, perforated piping, gravel or rock, and landscaping fabric.

Yard Drains

  • Definition: Yard drains, also known as area drains, are installed at surface level and connected to underground pipes to collect and redirect water.
  • Uses: Effective in removing surface water from low spots in the yard, patios, or driveways.
  • Components: Comprise catch basins, grates, and underground piping systems.

The Importance of Proper Drainage

  • Foundation Protection
  • Landscape Preservation
  • Mold and Mildew Prevention
  • Increased Property Value

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Our French Drain and Yard Drain Installation Process

Planning and Design

Assessing the water flow and determining the optimal route and depth for the drain.


Digging a trench along the planned route.

Laying the Pipe

Placing a perforated pipe in the trench, ensuring it has a slight slope.

Filling with Gravel

Covering the pipe with gravel or rock, then adding a layer of landscaping fabric to prevent soil intrusion.

Final Touches

Restoring the landscape over the drain.

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How long do these drainage systems last?
With proper installation and maintenance, they can last for decades.

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