ZAVZA SEAL LLC
French Drain Installation Service Provider in Long Island NY
Trusted and Reliable
20+ Years of Experience
Insured and Licensed
30 Years of Warranty
5 Star Service
100% Customer Satisfaction
Keeping Your Home Dry is Our #1 Priority
Get A Free Estimate
What Are French Drains?
French drains, a highly effective drainage solution, have gained immense popularity recently. These innovative systems mitigate water accumulation and prevent moisture-related issues in residential and commercial spaces. A French drain is a trench-like structure lined with a perforated pipe or rock. French drain installation involves careful planning and execution to ensure optimal functionality.
To commence the French drain installation process, the area is surveyed to determine the most suitable location and route for the drain. A trench is then excavated, sloping downward to facilitate water flow. The perforated pipe, a weeping tile, is placed in the trench, aligned with precision to allow water entry. This pipe acts as a conduit, directing excess water away from the property.
When Should You Install A French Drain?
As a homeowner, you must take care of water damage in time. Otherwise, things can only get worse. Look for the following signs to see when you need a french drain:
- If you are having visible water problems, i.e., water collection on the surface, causing your lawn to become soggy and your driveway to become washed out.
- If you see water damage in your basement, walls, and floors.
- A french drain should be installed if your property needs a retaining wall.
Benefits Of French Drain Installation
With quality french drain installation, you will get the following benefits:
- You create a stronger foundation for you and your loved ones to live in
- French drains are a durable and resilient form of waterproofing for your home
- French drains provide practicality to your home and don’t intrude with its overall visual aesthetics, unlike other forms of waterproofing.
- They are easily and readily available for quick installation across the United States of America
- You have the freedom to decide where the excess water goes (following zoning regulations)
Types Of French Drains
Exterior french drains
Installing exterior drain pipes in an existing home can be challenging. Replacing landscaping, driveways, and sidewalks may become essential for seating in an already-built house. This is why it is ideal to use exterior French drains in homes that are to be constructed.
Typically, exterior french drains also require more upkeep because of how low it is buried in the soil.
Interior french drains
A trench serving as a path for water to flow through and into a sump pump basin is known as an interior French Drain. The trench is lined with gravel and covered with perforated pipe, allowing water to flow freely inside before emptying safely away from your house.
Underground springs and a fluctuating high water table are the sources of hydrostatic pressure. Water seeping in at the cove (where the wall meets the floor) or rising through the slab floor are indicators of hydrostatic pressure. An answer to the problem of hydrostatic pressure must be addressed in the following ways:
- Reduction of the water pressure around the foundation’s perimeter and under the floor
- Directing water to a location where the basement can be evacuated or it can be pumped out.
A hydrostatic pressure release system does not require outside digging or property destruction. Instead, it entails making a trench on the basement floor near the foundation walls around the perimeter.
A poorly built hydrostatic pressure relief system will clog, back up, or, worse yet, jeopardize the stability of your foundation. Even though a handyperson or homeowner could theoretically install the pressure relief system themselves, it is likely better for them to hire a professional waterproofing contractor who is insured and licensed. A contractor like Zavza Seal offers a lifetime guarantee, ending your struggles with a leaky, wet basement.
How Does A French Drain Work?
French drains offer a simple path for water to travel through. Water enters a trench filled with gravel before flowing through a perforated pipe at the bottom of the trench.
The pipe empties safely from the home, allowing water to flow freely.
The trench underneath should slope where you wish the water would flow by about an inch every 8 feet. You can direct this water in any of the following ways.
- A part of your property that is low-lying
- An irrigation ditch
- A barren well
- The avenue
Reasons To Install French Drains In Your Home
If your home has access to unwanted water, you can prepare for loads of damage, daily repair costs, and property value depreciation. A proper french drain installation can help subside all said problems in one go.
Unexpected water damage can occur anytime, especially with recent climate changes. Finding a solution like a french drain helps you avoid future problems.
An adequate french drain installation can make the equipment last 30-40 years. Talk about an investment!
In the end, a french drain is well worth the hype and can help make your home a safer place to live.
Why Hire Us?
We focus only on waterproofing to ensure you work only with the best
We use only high quality materials to ensure years of uncompromising performance
We deliver quality waterproofing service at reasonable prices
5 Star Service
Our team is committed to delivering 100% customer satisfaction
Request a Consultation
Schedule a consultation now and share with us your needs
Schedule a Meeting
We set up a phone call and a subsequent meeting on location to understand the size of your project
Quote / Contract
We deliver a quote for your work and if you agree provide a contract to start the job
Our team of experts performs the work on location
Our project manager ensures you are completely satisfied with the results
5 Star Google & Home Advisor Reviews
I received a few quotes to get the walls in my home filled in with blown in insulation. Zavza Seal was affordable and they did an excellent job.
They were very concerned with cleaning up, which I appreciated. I felt the difference in my home immediately. No more freezing cold walls. I recommend them, hands down.
Our experience with Zavza Seal was wonderful and smooth. The crew is well organized. They listen to your plans. They showed out in time. They left everything clean. They did an amazing job! I highly recommend this company.
Efficient, courteous and responsible workers. The job was quoted as being completed in 2 days but more work was required and they returned on the 3rd day and completed the job without additional charges. They reinsulated my crawlspace (not an easy job). I recommend Zavza Seal without reservation.
Couldn’t be more satisfied with the job Zavza Seal did. Brendan and Jake were accommodating, fair and extremely knowledgeable. Their team worked incredibly hard that day under difficult conditions and did a great job. I manage a multi-unit HOA and we will definitely be using them again.
Our Service Area Zip Codes In Long Island NY