There are many different solutions offered for waterproofing a basement. One such option is an Exterior French Drain.
Cutaway of a French drain system installed on the outside of the concrete footing of a home foundation. A discharge line would also be included to send the water away from your home.
Shown in this photo are the French drain itself (filled with water), a fill of stone, and the backfilled soil.
One way of basement waterproofing that many contractors will suggest for waterproofing a basement is to install a french drain system along the outside perimeter of your home.
To install an exterior French drain, the contractor will take the following steps:
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