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How Much Does it Cost to Service French Drains in Birmingham?

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In case you have a drenched basement, then you might want to take into consideration some solutions to fix your water troubles before they get worse. An excellent solution, which can be both effective and ecologically reliable, is a French drain Birmingham. To be able to stop water from reaching your basement and damaging your home’s foundation, a Birmingham French drain will produce a channel to make sure that water can flow effortlessly away from your home. The water runs into the gravel-filled trench and towards a pipe or piping system at the bottom of the trench, which in turn will empty itself at a safe distance away from your home, keeping its foundation dry and undamaged. As soon as you install a French drain Birmingham, you'll be able to divert water into a drainage ditch, a dry well, or even the street near your property. If you discover that rainwater is collecting all over your property or within your yard, a French drain is an effective alternative for you to decide on where you would like the water to go, provided it’s at a lower level than the location where the water is falling. Aside from that, a French drain is truly a very reasonably priced option for a drainage system to keep water far from your home.

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Interior French drain Birmingham is generally installed using a sump pump in the basement to fix or stop flooding. Interior French drain is dug and buried more deeply into the ground, typically 5 to 6 feet, so they are costlier. The installation process by a building contractor could be very labor extensive and requires a massive moat be dug within the home’s foundation. The total standard cost is $50 up to $60 per linear foot. For a 20’x30’ basement, the perimeter is 100 linear feet, which suggests that the total installation cost would be around $5000 to $6000. Basements with lower than 130 to 150 linear feet only require one sump pump for an average cost of $175 to $225, while much bigger basements usually require two sump pumps.

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Exterior French drain Birmingham is usually installed 2 to 3 feet beneath the earth to move surface water away from your house. The length of the drain is dependent upon how far away you prefer the water to be deposited. On average, exterior “surface” French drains cost $10 to $15 per linear foot for all parts and labor, so the standard cost is around $1000 to $1500. In many areas, installing a French drain might need a permit and local consent, especially for an exterior drain. Consult your building contractor or service provider for certain information regarding your area. Also, make sure to call your local utility company to verify that the place you are excavating is away from utility lines.

Jefferson County French Drains FAQ

Absolutely. It is much better if you can have your French drain installed while your house is still being built. It can save you the cost of labor and materials. Installing French drain in an old house may require additional excavation and much work.

Yes. All construction work including French drain has a warranty. Normally, the warranty can run for 1 to 2 years from the date it was installed. Make sure that you only hire professional, and licensed contractor to get a warranty and to ensure that the work you will receive is guaranteed.

It will depend on how old your French drain is, the materials used in building it and the quality of construction. If the French drain is burrowed deep along the base of your home's foundation, it may not need maintenance. Shallow French drain pipes may need maintenance. Typically, just flushing it clean with a hose will do.

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2017

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