French Drains, Raleigh, NC

The beauty of French drains is that, with proper placement and installation, they can resolve a myriad of water issues.

French drains are one of the most effective home drainage systems that can be used to resolve standing water, wet basements, and other drainage issues at your Raleigh, North Carolina home. At Laurdane Associates, we have more than 33 years of experience in irrigation and drainage, making us experts in troubleshooting problems and resolving them.

French Drains

The beauty of French drains is that, with proper placement and installation, they can resolve a myriad of water issues. They work to divert excess water during heavy rains to more desirable places than against your foundation, into your basement, or carrying away your topsoil. The process of installing French drains involves assessing the property to determine where to put the trench so that it captures the rainwater and takes it where it should go. Once the location is determined, the trench is dug and the pipe is laid in it. It is then covered, usually with gravel so that water runs into the trench.

Customer service is exceptional.

 
Testimonial

“Laurdane Associates’ customer service is exceptional. Ethan is honest, knowledgeable, responsive, and fair. Very rare to find these great qualities in this day and age.”

★★★★★ Paason R.

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Services We Offer

Irrigation in Raleigh, North Carolina

Irrigation

A well-designed and built irrigation system can save you money in the long run by reducing your water usage to just what is needed to achieve the objective of a beautiful lawn.
Drainage

Drainage

We have a number of solutions at our disposal, including French drain installation, downspout routing, yard re-grading, and other drainage options.
Lighting

Lighting

You’ll love the transformation to your home with a well-designed lighting system in place. We will take the time to learn what you want to achieve with your lighting so that we can design creative outdoor lighting that adds beauty and security.

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An additional step is performing downspout routing to take rainwater from the roof and direct it to the French drains. We can also perform yard re-grading, if necessary, to achieve the desired gravitational water movement.

If you are noticing wet spots in your lawn, a damp crawlspace, pooling water, erosion, and other problems at your home, call on us to assess the situation. We will let you know what the best course of action is, including French drains and other home drainage systems. Call today to learn more.

Why Choose Laurdane Associates?

We have more than 30 years of lawn sprinkler installation experience, so it is safe to say that we know how to design an effective irrigation system that will give you years of performance. We give you the personalized attention that you won’t get from anything but a family-owned and operated company.

See what some of our satisfied clients are saying about our irrigation, lighting, and drainage services.

 
Ethan exceeded expectations in every way at every opportunity, and I 100% recommend him. I cleared my lot and was installing a first-time lawn, requiring advice on topsoil, grading, runoff / swales, sprinkler system designs, installation, etc.. After researching the best irrigation companies, with Ethan making the short list, I met each of them on site. Most were eager to get the job, shrugging it off as an easy project they surely could do, but Ethan was different. He came in an older van wearing a Crocodile Dundee hat (which I mention because I misjudged the book by the cover, and I wouldn't want anyone else to do the same), and walked around the yard thoroughly. He checked slope, root systems, asked about plants, garden zones, grass types, timelines, and also about me and my family (he's such a nice guy). He said he wouldn't be the cheapest nor would he be the most expensive, and encouraged me to pick his brain for problem solving while he was here, because he liked that part and wanted to help while he could even if I didn't move forward with him. A natural teacher, Ethan explained anything I asked about with detail and patience. He worked around our schedule, coordinated with our other contractors (grading and stump grinding), helped spread dirt in a swale to speed up the process so I could seed before the first frost, and paid close attention to the little details like making sure sprayheads reached target areas, the water sensor was level on the roof, and the backflow preventer was neat and trim. His crew worked quickly when it was time to trench for the pipes, and they were very polite and respectful of our property. At their suggestion, multiple weekend days were taken advantage of to keep the project on schedule. As with any new install, a few issues came up and Ethan was there same day to address. His pricing was excellent, with a line-item approach for full transparency (so refreshing), and asked me to approve any changes beforehand. Final cost was right where he said it would be, and I couldn't be happier. He even showed me how to winterize the system and adjust sprinkler arcs so I could be self-sufficient. Ethan always asked how my wife and son were, by first name (and I only told him once on the first day), and genuinely cared about the answer. That guy in the old van with the silly hat easily was the most dependable, hardest working, level-headed, and best contractor I've hired in the state. Don't even bother asking anyone else, pick Ethan and know you're in experienced, capable, considerate hands. 5/5.
David Manning
David Manning
13:27 17 Mar 21
Ethan is excellent. He has always been extremely professional. Promises made, promises kept with Ethan. He understands he operates a service business, wants your continued business and shows it.
Tony Hickory
Tony Hickory
22:18 06 Mar 21
Laurdane Associates not only maintains our irrigation system, but turns out, unbeknown to us, had installed it 25+ years prior for the previous homeowner. They are hard workers and have installed/updated multiple new areas on our property in addition to Startup / Winterizing each year.
John Kaplan
John Kaplan
17:02 17 Nov 20
Ethan is such a pleasure to work with! 🙂
Amy Boylan
Amy Boylan
14:12 05 Nov 20
Very knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of the job.
Robbie Shapiro
Robbie Shapiro
01:31 28 Oct 20
I used Ethan to install my first irrigation system 27 years ago. When it came time to install a new system in my new home I called on Ethan again. I am a satisfied customer again!
Jim Schendt
Jim Schendt
14:30 20 Oct 20
Laurdane solved several issues we had with water draining and pooling in crawl space. They improved both conditions to the point that they are no longer problems. The service was honest and straight forward, very profession and efficient. Service fee was reasonable to a quality job. Would call on them in the future is another issue arises.
William Arendshorst
William Arendshorst
13:10 13 Oct 20

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