French Drain, Drainage Systems, Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Lawton

Posted: December 13, 2019 in french drain, French Drain Contractor, French Drain Repair

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair 405 203 9419 — We provide:

    French Drain Installation, Surface Drain Installation, Drainage System Installation

    Sprinkler Repair for all aspects of Residential Sprinkler Systems

    Emergency Sprinkler Repair Service, AFTER HOURS AND WEEKENDS.

Recently we solved a problem for some folks in Oklahoma City. They had a pond on their sidewalk in front of their home every time it rained.  We installed a Channel Drain in the Sidewalk to solve the Drainage Problem as shown in the Picture above.

Emergency Sprinkler Repair Service  — Drainage Systems French Drains Surface DrainsSump Pumps — Scheduled Sprinkler Repair

Drainage Systems have been a big part of our business for the last 20 years.  Those years have provided us with the necessary expertise to provide solutions for a wide variety of Drainage ProblemsStorm Water Run-Off causes damage to Foundations, Sidewalks, Driveways,  Trees, Plants and Grass.  A  Drainage System Installed by Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair can help protect your valuable property.

Harsh weather in Oklahoma seems to becoming more common.  In 2019,  Norman Oklahoma had 4 inches of rain in two hours.  That’s the most rain in a short time that I can remember.  Storm-Water runoff can cause damage to all types of property and buildings.  Water getting inside your house is never a good thing.  A Drainage System that utilizes a French Drain can help.

Drains can protect your home and property from water damage.  We install a wide variety of Drains in many different places.  A Drain or Group of Drains with Drain Pipe going to an exit point is a “Drainage System.”

Large 6 Inch French Drain Installed in Norman
Large 6 Inch French Drain Installed in Norman

Drainage Systems can be made up of one drain or a combination of many drains.  Drainage  problems can be very complex.   Complex Drainage Problems may require a combination of several different types of drains all inter-connected and working together.  Other times the drainage problem may be simple and straight-forward requiring only one drain or several of the same type of drain connected together.

An example of a complex drainage system would be:  A French Drain in the back yard connected to a Surface Drain near a flower bed connected to several gutter downspouts, which are connected to a Channel Drain going across a driveway, which is connected to additional Surface Drain in the front yard, which runs to a Curb Fitting that lets all the water drain out on to the street.

A simple Drainage System might consist of a Surface Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the street.

An “Exit Point” is the term used for where all the water leaves the Drainage System.  Determining the Exit Point is very critical.  It is one of the first things we do when diagnosing a Drainage Problem.

Drainage Systems can:

1.  Keep water away from foundations — A French Drain is best because it can move Surface Water and Sub-Surface Water (water moving under ground) away from the foundation.  Many times less experienced companies install Surface Drains to keep water away from foundations.  This can be a big mistake.  A Surface Drain can’t move or drain Sub-Surface Water.   Also A Surface Drain often can’t move enough water fast enough and easily becomes overwhelmed during a heavy rain.  A Surface Drain also can’t cover or protect a broad enough area. Surface Drains should be designed in a Drainage System to be located in smaller Drainage Areas moving moderate amounts of water.  Surface Drains look better than French Drains.  If ,”appearance” is more important than Drainage Capacity, Go with the Surface Drain.  Just know what you are getting into and what your expectations should be. One side of a foundation alone,  can be over 100 feet.  A 4 inch or 6 inch French Drain is best when protecting a large area such as a foundation.

Surface Drain Installed next to sidewalk in Oklahoma City.
Surface Drain Installed next to sidewalk in Oklahoma City.

2.  Keep water away from small or enclosed areas.  This might be a low area just through a gate on the side of a house, or the low area between a flowerbed and the wall of a house, or standing water on or near a sidewalk or driveway.  These types of Drainage Problems are best served with Surface Drains.  A Surface Drain can move water away from a low area that is relatively small.  This can occur in yards, flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways.  A Surface Drain is designed to move Surface Water away from a problem area to a predetermined exit point.  Surface Drains are available in many sizes.  How quickly they remove standing water is usually determined by the size of the Drain Pipe that is connected to the Drain.

Surface Drain Installation in Norman
Comments
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  2. […] French Drain, Drainage Systems, Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Lawton December 13, 2019Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair 405 203 9419 — We provide:     French Drain Installation, Surface Drain Installation, Drainage System Installation     Sprinkler Repair for all aspects of Residential Sprinkler Systems     Emergency Sprinkler Repair Service, AFTER HOURS AND WEEKENDS. Recently we solved a problem for some folks in Oklahoma City. They […] […] blanecallen […]

  3. […] Drains can be installed by themselves, or as part of a Drainage System that uses other French Drains, Surface Drains, or other Drain combinations.  Typically a French […]

  4. […] we installed a large 6 inch French Drain in a home in North West Edmond.  The home owner was getting water in their floor Duct Work every […]

  5. […] French Drains can be installed by themselves, or as part of a Drainage System that uses other French Drains, Surface Drains, or other Drain combinations.  Typically a French Drain is used to protect a broad area that has a lot of standing water.  A French Drain might run along side a homes foundation, or beside a driveway, or on any Drainage Project where Sub-Surface water is the primary problem.  If water is running toward your home under ground ( through sandy soil), A French Drain is the only Solution  for draining away water flowing under ground. […]

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  9. […] French Drain is completely different from a Surface Drain.  A basic French Drain consists of a Perforated Drain Pipe in the bottom of a trench.  A  Trench […]

  10. […] They don’t look very nice in a yard once they are completed. Depending on the area the French Drain is installed and the type of grass around the French Drain, will dictate whether grass grows over […]

  11. […] They don’t look very nice in a yard once they are completed. Depending on the area the French Drain is installed and the type of grass around the French Drain, will dictate whether grass grows over […]

  12. […] They don’t look very nice in a yard once they are completed. Depending on the area the French Drain is installed and the type of grass around the French Drain, will dictate whether grass grows over […]

  13. […] consist of a Surface Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the street. An “Exit Point” is the term […]

  14. […] common. Six inch Drain Pipe is always better.   If you are going to connect a French Drain and Surface Drain together, use 6 inch Drain […]

  15. […] common. Six inch Drain Pipe is always better.   If you are going to connect a French Drain and Surface Drain together, use 6 inch Drain […]

  16. […] common. Six inch Drain Pipe is always better.   If you are going to connect a French Drain and Surface Drain together, use 6 inch Drain […]

  17. […] a Drainage System to intercept the Surface Water is the first step, but many times is not the only step.  Often […]

  18. […] Drainage installs Surface Drains in Sidewalks and Driveways as shown above.  We also install French Drains and Channel Drains. […]

  19. […] Drainage installs Surface Drains in Sidewalks and Driveways as shown above.  We also install French Drains and Channel Drains. […]

  20. […] Drainage installs Surface Drains in Sidewalks and Driveways as shown above.  We also install French Drains and Channel Drains. […]

  21. […] Drainage installs Surface Drains in Sidewalks and Driveways as shown above.  We also install French Drains and Channel Drains. […]

  22. […] They don’t look very nice in a yard once they are completed. Depending on the area the French Drain is installed and the type of grass around the French Drain, will dictate whether grass grows over […]

  23. […] consist of a Surface Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the street. An “Exit Point” is the term […]

  24. […] common. Six inch Drain Pipe is always better.   If you are going to connect a French Drain and Surface Drain together, use 6 inch Drain […]

  25. […] broad enough area. Surface Drains should be designed in a Drainage System to be located in smaller Drainage Areas moving moderate amounts of water.  Surface Drains look better than French Drains.  If […]

  26. […] broad enough area. Surface Drains should be designed in a Drainage System to be located in smaller Drainage Areas moving moderate amounts of water.  Surface Drains look better than French Drains.  If […]

  27. […] A Surface Drain may come in many different shapes or sizes.  The Drain Grate may be round or square.  Here is a picture of a common  Surface Drain. […]

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