We install French drains to intercept ground water and divert it away from critical areas such as basements and low spots in lawns. We can cover the drains with soil and grass or leave the drainage stone exposed on the surface to catch surface water.
Downspouts are commonly used to direct the rain that falls on the roof of a house away from the house. When rain falls on a roof, it drips down into gutters and is shunted to downspouts which are situated on the corners of the home. Water flows down the downspout and is directed into a sewer, or onto a driveway or sidewalk. Some downspouts lead into longer drains that empty out into the middle of the yard, safely away from the side of the house.