Yard drainage systems such as French drains capture the water before it gets to your foundation. Water coming from a higher elevation on your property will flow toward your home during heavy rains and when snow melts. Installing a French drain will intercept this water and divert it to an area away from your home. French drains can also be installed in an area that water pools in order to drain the water. New downspout lines can also be installed to drain roof water away from your foundation. Old downspouts can crack, separate and fill with debris such as leaves, soil and tree roots. These downspout lines can be snaked cleaned out in some cases, but generally need to be replaced in PVC to prevent reoccurring blockage.