French Drain Installaion
& Repair Services

We are a full-service residential & commercial drainage company.
French drain installation & repair is a unique specialty of ours.

Wet yard, crawlspace or basement?

Call the French Drain Installation Specialists! 

We design, install, maintain & repair french drain systems to manage rain-water / stormwater runoff. We have innovative & patented solutions for wet basements & crawl spaces, flooded yards, lawns & landscaping with standing water, foundations damaged by a poor drain system, as well as driveways & sidewalks. We also repair & improve existing systems.

Our impeccable reputation & many years of experience in the industry
mean that you
 can be confident in our quality & professionalism.”

~Kevin Kondas | Founder of Drain Designs

We Can Help!

Whether you’ve got mud, a wet yard or crawl space, or just need better drainage, we can help.

Call Us At (919) 545-7771

French Drains with an american twist

About French Drain Installation

French drains are what most people think of first when lawn or home drainage is mentioned. And french drains are fine in a lot of drainage situations, but not always. For the times when they are the best solution, we created and patented the American Drain, which is actually better. 

When it comes to your drainage needs, we can repair your current french drain installation, or design and install either a new french drain (using premium components), or design & install a system using our patented American Drain to control your particular rainwater runoff problem.

What Makes our French Drains Better?

First we improved on existing systems. Better design, better components, and better installation. When that still wasn’t enough,  we invented & patented our own solution.

It's called the American Drain.

It simply works better.

Protect foundation from water infiltration & minimize hydrostatic pressure.

Prevent moldy basements & crawl spaces.

Driveways & Sidewalks – prevent damage underneath.

More durable &  easier to test & maintain over time. 

Kevin Kondas, founder of Drain Designs

After years and years of working in the field digging up and repairing failed french drains, and not finding any better solutions available, I was driven to design a more reliable and durable alternative: the American Drain. 

— Kevin Kondas, founder of Drain Designs

Inventor of the American Drain

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Five Locations

We serve Apex, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Cary, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Raleigh & more. 

Serving Greater Charlotte …north, south, east & west, from our South Charlotte office. Click below for our page & service area zip codes.

Serves Durham, Hillsborough,  Wake Forest, Burlington, Graham, Saxapahaw, Creedmoor, Cedar Grove – see our page for more.

Serves areas south, SW, & SE of Raleigh such as Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Wilson, Angier, Dunn, Smithfield, Clayton & more. See service by zip codes on our page.

Serving the greater Akron & Canton areas like Norton, Barberton, Portage Lakes, Lakemore, Tallmadge, New Franklin, Clinton, Greentown, Canal Fulton, Massillon, North Canton & more.

Mon - Fri | 8am to 6pm

Custom Design / Built

Thorough Diagnostics

Informative Assessments

Smart Designs & Expert Installations

Lifetime Warranty Available

Lawn, Garden & Driveway

French Drain Installation

*Patented American Drain Systems

Catch Basins & Trench Drains

Driveway, Sidewalk & Walkway Drains

Home & Foundation

The 1st Step In Mold & Pest Prevention

Downspout Drain Systems

Foundation Drains & Sump Pumps

Basement Waterproofing

8 Time Super Service Award Winner!

BBB Rating: A+
As of 22/07/2024
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Sampling of Customer Reviews

“I have no reservations about recommending Drain Designs.”


George S.

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“One of the best investments we have made in our property!”


Herb P.

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“Made a huge difference in protecting the foundation around the house.”

Sumi A..

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“Time has proven the worth of my investment.”


Bobby G.

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“We are so glad we found Drain Designs! Our son’s backyard was a swamp.”


Cynthia H.

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“The drainage system is efficient and effective… Extremely satisfied.”


Nancy C.

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Why Choose Us

We lead the industry with smart, innovative improvements in drainage systems & foundation protection solutions. We work to ensure your satisfaction!

  • 25+ years of experience in rainwater runoff damage prevention.
  • We use only high grade PVC, smooth-walled pipe that is virtually self-cleaning.
  • We offer a transferable Lifetime Warranty.
  • Our systems are easy to inspect, test and maintain.
  • Five-time Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
  • A+ BBB Rating and great reviews.
  • Our patented *American Drain is superior to french drains.

*This product is covered by U.S. Patent No. 9,045,874 B1, PCT No. Pending.

Service Area

  • On the main navigation menu, look under “Locations”, then click on the office nearest you for their Service Area.
  • Not sure about your location? Call us or email us. We travel farther depending on circumstances.

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