French Drains

The most common solution to yard-drainage problems is a system of French drains. This is a subsurface system, designed to receive water from the surface and carry it to a discharge point safely distanced from the yard. Essentially, a French drain is a perforated pipe that lies in a trench lined with landscaping fabric and covered with gravel. The pipe is sloped away from the home, so all the water that would otherwise be pooling in your yard is directed someplace that can handle it.