Responding to Ponding: The French Drain Solution

Jun. 20th, 2016 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Heavy rainfall and extended rainy periods—as we have experienced recently—often results in ponding, the unwanted pooling of water.

Especially prevalent on properties in low-lying areas, ponding is most easily combatted by French drains. A French drain pit is a large hole at a property’s low point, filled with gravel to make it permeable, that hastens the flow of water through soil layers.

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