The community of Los Eucaliptos has reported that they are having some up-seepage problems in homes located in the low topographic region of the community. To alleviate these issues, we have come up with the plan of a French drain system. Our goal is to catch the water that is seeping into the homes and to redirect it into a nearby ditch. This will not only remove the up-seepage problem, but will also consequently remove mold and sickness in the homes and community.
Implementing a French drain system is fairly simple, but the effects are tremendous. First, a trench with a width of two feet and a depth of three foot will be dug and then lined with a geotextile fabric. Three inches of gravel will be laid on top of the fabric, followed by a six inch perforated pipe. Gravel will then fill in the remaining space of the trench and the geotextile fabric will be folded over on top. The topsix inches of the trench will be soil so that surface water does not drain into the French drain. An illustration of this description is shown below.