Completion of French Drain System Installation in Traverse City, MI

Completion of French Drain System Installation in Traverse City, MI

We are excited to announce the successful completion of our French drain system installation at a residential property in Traverse City, Michigan. This blog post details the final steps taken and the effectiveness of the newly installed drainage system in enhancing the home's resilience against water damage.

Project Overview

  • Location: Residential property in Traverse, MI
  • Objective: To effectively manage and redirect surface and groundwater away from the home’s foundation to prevent moisture-related issues.
  • Scope of Work: Site assessment, trench excavation, pipe installation, site restoration, and final system testing.

Execution and Completion of French Drain System

Final Stages of Installation

  • Trench Excavation and Pipe Installation: Our team carefully excavated the designated areas and installed perforated pipes wrapped in filtration fabric to ensure optimal water capture and diversion.
  • Gravel Filling: After laying the pipes, the trenches were filled with gravel to facilitate water flow into the system and provide adequate filtration.

Landscaping and Site Restoration

  • Restoring the Landscape: Once the gravel was in place, we backfilled the trenches with soil and restored the landscape to its original condition. This included re-sodding grass areas and replanting any displaced foliage to ensure the property's aesthetic was maintained.
  • Clean-Up: We conducted a thorough cleanup of the site to remove all construction debris and leave the property clean and orderly.

System Testing and Quality Assurance

  • Testing the Drainage: To ensure the system’s functionality, we conducted comprehensive testing by simulating rain conditions. This helped us confirm that the French drain effectively redirected water away from the foundation.
  • Final Inspection: Our team performed a final inspection to ensure that all aspects of the installation met our high standards for workmanship and effectiveness.

Client Walkthrough and Documentation

  • Review with Homeowner: We provided a detailed walkthrough of the completed system with the homeowner, demonstrating how the French drain operates and discussing maintenance tips to ensure long-term performance.
  • Documentation Provided: The homeowner received comprehensive documentation detailing the construction process, the materials used, and care instructions, along with warranty information for the work performed.

This French drain installation project in Traverse City, MI, not only solved the homeowner’s initial concerns about water management but also enhanced the property's overall health and durability. We are proud to deliver such a reliable and effective solution. Thank you for following the progress of this important project.