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What do underground corrugated pipes and French drains do?

First and foremost, you should understand what, and how corrugated pipes and French drains work. Here is a great article that we found on; How to Install a Black Corrugated Drainage Pipe | Hunker

Written by Joshua Smyth

Corrugated plastic drainage pipe (often known as a "french drain" or "weeping tile") is a flexible pipe perforated with small holes on one side that allow water to enter the pipe from the surrounding soil. These pipes can be installed underneath a lawn to provide an easy way for water to escape during and after a rainfall. If a lawn doesn't have enough slope to drain naturally, or is made of relatively impermeable soil, installing corrugated pipe will prevent it from flooding.

Written by Meg Jernigan

A French drain is a simple but effective way to move standing water, whether it's against a house or in a boggy area of the yard. Many people drain their downspouts into a French drain to help carry water further away from the structure. Simple to construct, a French drain is just a perforated pipe enclosed in gravel. Instead of being whisked away to the water treatment facility or sewage plant, the water in a French drain is simply diverted and then allowed to soak into the ground under the drain. Because of this, you should use a French drain only to remove clean water and gray water were allowed by law.

So with this knowledge you can now understand that underground drainage and underground French drains can be effective for diverting water that gets deposited into your gutters. However there can be some downfalls to this such as; clogging, freezing issues, backflow problems(only when installed incorrectly). However the pros outweigh the cons. This is a very effective, eye pleasing way, to properly distribute water from your home. With a simple yearly cleaning most issues can be prevented. When it comes to freezing of underground pipes this can be mitigated by having Simply Cleaner Gutters install a regulated heat cable that only turns on when temperatures get below freezing.

Making sure water does not get into your foundation, siding, attic or home is not only important to you, but important to Simply Cleaner Gutters. We will give you helpful tips and instructions even if we aren't completing the work. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns or if you would like to set up an appointment to have this work completed at your home!

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