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What’s the Difference Between Trench Drains and French Drains?

October 28, 2021

Do you need to install a drainage system for your property? If so, it’s important to understand the different types of surface drainage systems. Two of the main types are French drains and trench drains. The main difference between French drain and trench drain systems are where they manage the water. French drains remove groundwater, while trench drains remove surface water before it enters the ground. Read on to discover how each system works in more detail. French drains Invented by Henry French of Massachusetts (not France), French drains are designed to remove groundwater. They feature a trench that is... View Article

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