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 a 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 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.
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Curtain drain system will vary as each water problem and home is unique. Often curtain drain systems include a dry-well or seepage pit, while other circumstances require perforated pipe. Below is an example of what a curtain drain may look like: