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The Importance Of French Drains For Your Tallahassee Home

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

New construction of any residential building in Florida is required to include a French drain system.

The Importance Of French Drains

Florida is no stranger to damaging storms. With little warning, a seemingly insignificant storm could result in significant flooding concerns across lower lying areas. If your Tallahassee home falls along these lower-lying floodplains, you are already at a higher risk for significant water damages from heavy rainfall. When you couple that with the lack of a functioning French drain system, you could quickly end up with water in your basement.

Flood damage to your Tallahassee home may not always be something that you can avoid, but if you take the appropriate precautions and implement the right equipment around your house, you might experience these conditions much less frequently. New construction of any residential building in Florida is required to include a French drain system. This perforated pipe system along your house is your last line of defense against water penetrating through your foundation.

While this might be something that contractors are required to do for modern houses, you might not have a home constructed in the time where this was a requirement. While there have always been forward thinking contractors that installed these drains underground to protect their construction for years to come, our SERVPRO team has also encountered many older homes that never had this critical line of defense put into place.

Pooling water around your foundation eventually penetrates through block and mortar. While these are some of the best building materials meant to last for years, they are not impregnable. Without a way to move this high-pressure water from the foundation walls, it is only a matter of time before it ends up inside. If that happens, you might be dealing with a substantial amount of water if the area is currently dealing with a severe storm.

Our SERVPRO emergency response team can arrive quickly to begin removing the water and repairing the damage to the foundation where water is coming in. We have a large assortment of pumps and drying equipment to eliminate the water while simultaneously working to ensure the threat of future flooding is resolved.

In any case of flood damage, your timing is critical to mitigating the losses of the affected area. The faster SERVPRO is made aware of the damage, the faster we can restore the damages and prevent them from getting worse. SERVPRO of North Leon County is only a phone call away, and you can make that call to us 24/7 at (850) 536-6599.

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