Curtain drains are a type of French drain system that are typically installed outside a home to intercept surface runoff and groundwater before it gets to the foundation of a structure. Curtain drains work by providing an easy channel for surface and subsurface water to flow, diverting it away from your foundation and emptying it a safe distance from your home.
A curtain drain is useful when you have a problem with surface water–a lawn that’s always soggy, for instance, or a driveway that keeps washing out because of water rushing across it.
A French drain extends horizontally across your property, uphill of the area you want to dry out, and diverts the water to a safe location. Typically this type of drain doesn’t have to be very deep. To divert water around a house, a common size is 2 feet deep and 1.5 feet across.
Curtain drain systems will vary as each water problem and home are unique. Often curtain drain systems include a dry-well or seepage pit, while other circumstances require perforated pipe. Above is an example of what a curtain drain may look like.
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