French Drains Installation and Sump Pumps NJ Residents Trust
At Dry Master LLC, we have been installing French Drains and Sump Pumps in New Jersey for several years. We employ only licensed, bonded and insured professionals using the latest technology to keep your lower level sealed and ready for any flooding event. So how can we guarantee our work for life? By using a proven method that has been around since the mid-1800s: the French Drain.
French Drains did not come from France; they were invented in the U.S. by an attorney in Massachusetts named Henry French. Mr. French introduced the concept to the world in his book Farm Drainage, first published in 1859. In the beginning, French Drains were much simpler; they were used primarily on the exterior and were essentially a ditch filled with gravel designed to direct water flow away from the house and any other buildings on the property.
In the 20th Century, the concept evolved significantly. Today, French Drains are used both on the exterior and interior. In many cases, a French Drain is installed on the exterior of the home when it first constructed. The problem is that over time, the exterior drain gets clogged with plant roots, silt and other debris, eventually rendering it ineffective for keeping the water out of the basement.
The interior French Drain is a different case entirely. When installed inside the basement (usually on top of the footing or sometimes above the floor), it can stay free of clogging and work in conjunction with your sump pump to permanently keep the moisture out of your lower level. In addition, interior installation can be done without inflicting any structural damage on your foundation.
We have been professionally installing French Drains in NJ for many years and can typically finish the entire job in one day.