French drain installation

French drain installation requires expertise that Béton Fondation Plus possesses and masters perfectly. Following our intervention, you’ll benefit from long-lasting and perfectly dry results.

Drainage: An essential role

The installation of a French drain is essential to ensure proper water drainage. It prevents the appearance of cracks or water infiltration in the basement. This fundamental component of your property’s foundation generally has an average lifespan of 25 to 30 years. However, you must remain vigilant for the appearance of efflorescence on the concrete, or concrete degradation and flaking.

The installation of a French drain is now a mandatory part of the construction process. These include, among others, evacuating standing water, reducing the risk of cracks and reducing the risk of water infiltration. Béton Fondation Plus carries out the work using tried-and-tested techniques widely recognized throughout the industry.

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Signs to look out for

If a building has a French Drain, there are some signs you must always look out for. Regardless of whether you are buying a property or you own one that’s over 30 years old. These signs may alert you that it is time to inspect, clean, replace or repair the drain.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to contact a French drain installation specialist. Signs of inadequate soil drainage include :

  • The presence of a white powder on concrete (efflorescence)
  • Rimmed and/or swollen bottom of walls and floors
  • Water infiltration or damp concrete
  • Fungi or mould in the basement
  • High humidity levels
  • Swelling of paint on concrete
  • Mouldy smells and odours
  • Deterioration/crumbling of concrete

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