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Bonjour, Wet Basement. Meet the French Drain.

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Not all wet basement solutions are created equal. How do we know? Meet the StayDry French drain. It's the one that gives other French drains a bad name.

We have been keeping basements dry across Michigan using our proven French drain system for years. The Hydroflo French drain system—the only one we use at StayDry—is not the box system preferred by companies that cut corners. Here's how we do things:

  • We remove the concrete from the basement floor and dig a large trench
  • Then we install the separating fabric, drain tile, and stone
  • After this, we securely place a diverter on top and bend it near the wall
  • If we're drilling weep holes, we place them at every core and mortar joint to relieve water pressure
  • Finally, we put in new concrete, thoroughly clean up our mess, and do a final walk-through to ensure everything has been done right

Want to know more about the French drain installation process, or the materials we use? Visit our resource page for an in-depth discussion.

How Much Does French Drain Installation Cost?


We understand that finances are a concern when it comes to waterproofing your home, which is why we put together this cost estimator page. And we'll work with you to come up with a financing plan. Ready to meet the StayDry French drain? Let's talk.