The installation of a French drain is not only essential but has also been mandatory in Quebec since 1955. A French drain consists of a drainage pipe that is installed around a building. If correctly installed, it offers undeniable usefulness and efficiency.
- It drains the water present around foundation walls
- It prevents water from accumulating around foundation walls
- It contributes in preventing water from infiltrating foundation walls
The water collected in the drain is then redirected to a catch basin, also known as a drainage sump, which discharges water from the building’s drainage system. A high-quality French drain that is correctly installed and is in good condition is essential in protecting your home and property from moisture and infiltrations. Damage due to poor drainage is one of the most common hidden defects when purchasing real estate property.