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French Drain System in Nashville

Ground Up Foundation Repair offers the best French Drain services in Nashville, TN.


What is a French Drain System?

French drain systems are a proven solution for removing excess water. A French drain used to be something as simple as a ditch filled with gravel, but they have evolved into more specialized systems with drain tiles that have perforations or holes to allow water to flow through. Gravel is placed around the drain tiles to make sure water has a path to flow through. Geo-textiles fabrics have been added recently as well so that the gravel can be surrounded by this fabric to enhance the filtration process.

Once installed, French drain systems can be covered by sod, so you can’t even tell they are there.

French drains are called many different names, but there are certain French drain products that are heads above the rest. It is important to find out what you are getting when you purchase a French drain. We offer two different products in this category, both having strong merit.

The first method is a rigid pipe design. This option uses a simple, rigid, perforated pipe that is surrounded by clean gravel. It is then covered with geo-textile fabric. When it is laid out correctly by waterproofing experts, like our team at Ground Up Foundation Repair, homes in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas in Middle Tennessee can be sure that this will do what it should.

If a French drain is installed correctly with the rigid pipe method, it will decrease moisture and improve the overall air quality in your home.


Another method is the the ECP EZ Flow Poly Drain System. This system is the leading geo-synthetic aggregate drain system. It can be used on interior and exterior foundation drainage, landscape drainage, retaining walls, crawl spaces, and many other applications. There are many benefits to the ECP EZ Flow Poly Drain System:

  • EZ Flow is lightweight and environmentally friendly
  • The patented system is gravel-free and uses proven principals used in gravel based systems all while eliminating problems seen when using gravel
  • There is up to a 50% labor savings with this gravel-free system
  • There is a 35% increase in water flow
  • It is made up of 100% recycled materials
  • NO gravel cleanup!

Since this system is uniquely engineered with flow channels, void space is increased allowing increased water flow. There is an engineered mesh fabric cover, geo-textile netting to prevent clogs as well. So if water is a problem in your basement, crawlspace, or landscaping, contact Ground Up Foundation Repair to learn more about this product.

We can inspect your property and find out if our proven rigid pipe system or the EZ Flow ECP Drain System is the right choice for you. French drain systems are a proven method in keeping water from pooling in your yard or near your house, and for improving air quality in your home or business.

Learn more with the help of our team. We can assist with all your French drain needs in Tennessee. Call us today.

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