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French Drains, Drain Mitigation

Residential French Drain

French Drain Installation & Drainage Mitigation

French Drain Installation Provides Essential Drainage

Effective drainage mitigation in Jackson, MS and other cities and towns in Mississippi can keep your home from flooding and ensure that your yard remains properly drained Foremost Foundations & Construction installs and repairs French drains, one of the most effective types of drainage systems available.

Here are some of the top benefits you’ll achieve with a new drainage system for your property:

  • Improves soil quality by preventing nutrients from washing away.

  • Moves excess water from gutters away from your home, keeping your structural foundation dry mitigating foundation problems.

  • Prevents over watering without compromising well-groomed landscapes.

  • Eliminates swampy areas in your yard, keeping mosquitoes and other bugs away.


Learn about the different types of drains available to keep your yard healthy and prevent flooding. We serve both residential and commercial clients.

French Drains and Other Drainage Systems

French drains and channel drains often are used to keep roof run-off water from your downspouts away from your foundation. Catch basins are useful on properties needing drainage mitigation in Jackson, MS and other areas of Mississippi. Let’s take a look at the functions of these primary drain types:

  • French drains are made with black corrugated pipe or white PVC pipe. We may use black corrugated pipe for gravity flow water management, including storm drainage. While black corrugated pipe has more flexibility, white PVC pipes have thicker walls and last longer. PVC pipes don’t become damaged as easily as corrugated pipes and develop fewer clogs.

  • Channel drains, also called trench drains, channel water away from your home and prevent it from pooling in patios and driveways. These drains can also have grates that help prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating and blocking drainage. Channel drains are very useful if your yard slopes towards your home on one or more sides.

  • Catch basins consist of a basin covered by a grate and a drainage pipe to carry away excess water. It ensures proper drainage and prevents clogs by trapping solid materials such as twigs and leaves, which settle to the bottom of the catch basin.


How Do French Drains Work?

A French drain installation consists of a pipe that collects and redirects water. Typically, rock or gravel may be used to cover the pipe and improve appearance as well as drainage capabilities. Ditches along roadways keep water from pooling on the asphalt. French drains work the same way but avoid the safety concerns and aesthetic issues of digging open trenches around your home. If needed, we can also build French drains near retaining walls to protect them from excess water after a rainstorm.

Advantages of French Drains

Some of the advantages of choosing French drains for your drainage mitigation include:

  • Prevents standing water from damaging your property

  • Avoids an unsightly drain when covered with pebbles or soil

  • Cost-effective way to protect your home and property

We are a proud dealer for Hydraway. For more information on Hydraway, please check out these brochures.

Our technicians can help you determine if this style of drainage would work effectively for your property. Do you need a drainage mitigation solution? Call (601) 405-1052 to schedule a French drain installation or request an appointment online. Foremost Foundations & Construction serves all of Central and South Mississippi as well as Mobile, AL.


What People Are Saying


I Highly Recommend

I highly recommend Steve Folk, Bray Watkins and the entire Foremost team. I hired them because part of my driveway sunk nearly 6 inches at the entrance to the carport. Foremost was able to raise the driveway nearly even, which reduced risk of a blown out tire on our vehicles. Additionally, they installed 13 screwjacks under the house, which was dipping towards the middle and creating a bowl effect. We saw an immediate improvement. Their work and customer service were fantastic!

- Tripp Segars

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