French Drains, often installed near the foundation of a home, are an effective way to channel water away from a home to prevent water damage. They are more effective than surface drains because they are able to collect water over the entire length of the drain opposed to one dedicated area. The force of gravity helps to guide the water along a path to a desired discharge point. More often than not we install a french drain instead of a swale because it is able to mitigate groundwater recharge & standing water much faster.
STORM WATER MANAGMENT
Effective stormwater management reduces the amount of runoff & runoff pollution by slowing runoff & allowing it to soak into the ground slowly. When stormwater stays close to where it falls , less soil erosion occurs & fewer pollutants are carried to surface water. By reducing the speed & amount of water running to streams & other bodies of water, stormwater management helps prevent excessive erosion. Stormwater runoff is the main cause of surface water pollution. Slow the flow!