Keeping water away from your house foundation is an important part of keeping your foundation in good condition. That’s why many homeowners in Texas rely on French drains.
French drains may not be French but they are definitely good at draining sub-surface water. They help prevent groundwater from penetrating a building’s foundation by redirecting it away from the foundation. When groundwater is allowed to remain in the soil below the foundation, Texas clay soil turns to mud and the foundation drops.