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French Drain Cleaning

For an effective French drain cleaning, you can trust Groupe Durasec!

French drain maintenance

THE PURPOSE OF THE FRENCH DRAIN

The French drain plays an essential role in the protection of your home. It prevents, among other things, the infiltration of water, humidity and mold. To increase the efficiency of its performance and preserve its lifespan, it is recommended to inspect and clean the French drain on a regular basis.

French drain cleaning is a task that must be done annually when the drain is in a soil where you notice the presence of the iron ochre. Several techniques are used to check the condition of the drain as well as cleaning the French drain, including a camera inspection.

TO ENSURE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

When properly maintained, your drain will do its job without causing a problem. However, if they are not cleaned well, your French drains will not function properly and will gradually lose their effectiveness, which will increase the risk of water infiltration and can generate significant costs. This is why it is essential to clean the French drain. usually in the spring, when the thaw period begins. With Quebec winters, it is absolutely necessary to carry out this step to preserve your property foundations

When you decide that a French drain cleaning is necessary, it is possible and recommended to perform a camera inspection to verify whether the cleaning has been carried out completely (this step requires a small supplement). To achieve effective cleaning, we use precision tools that exert a water pressure of 3,500 lbs.

Drainage access chimney

DRAIN ACCESS CHIMNEYS, FOR EASY MAINTENANCE

Installing drain access chimneys is extremely convenient, as it eliminates the need to dig up the French drain to inspect and clean it. This is a process that will save you time and money in the future during maintenance on your drains and will offer you peace of mind when it comes to their performance. The drain access chimneys are all strategically placed with a mesh cover that is also easy to manipulate.

Trust Groupe Durasec to proceed with the installation of drain access chimneys, which will undoubtedly facilitate the next interventions to be carried out, if necessary.

CAUSES REQUIRING FRENCH DRAIN CLEANING

Several external factors can cause a blockage in your drainage system, which will require you to call on one of our experts for a French drain cleaning. Among the common causes:

  • Accumulation of materials of all kinds, such as sand, earth or other, which can significantly reduce the life of your drain.
  • Roots from trees and other vegetation increase the deterioration of your drain as they multiply and cause more concern. Eventually, a blockage or even a breakage will occur.
  • The type of soil can greatly influence the function of your drain. Clay or sandy soils have the opposite effect on drainage capacity. It is therefore necessary to know the type of soil where the drain is installed in order to compensate for the different weather conditions.

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