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Can a French Drain lower the Water Table under the house?

Water Table
What is a High Water Table? The ground thaws while snow melts and spring rains come. At the same time, the thaw is happening all the plant life is dormant and not drinking water. The water accumulates under and around your home. This is called a high water table or perched water. The thing to understand here is that the high water table is part of the earth and cannot be graded away. Think of the water being flat like a table top. Because it rains over a wide area water table typically covers a wide area. When the water table rises, it does not just rise at your house, because it did not rain on your house only. The rain usually falls over a ...
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