A complete French drain installation

You can trust Durasec for the installation, the repair of your French drain and the complete maintenance of your equipment.

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New house drain

Plan rapproché d'un drain français rigide blanc
At Groupe Durasec, we install complete and high-performing drainage systems.

Our top-of-the-line products and exclusive French drain installation procedures provide you with an efficient, durable and easy-to-maintain system that keeps your home free of infiltration problems. 

Our installations are done using a 4-inch BNQ pipe, specially drilled and approved by Groupe Durasec. The goal is to keep your home’s foundation dry for years to come!

Personne raccordant deux bouts de tuyau de drainage

There are no perforations on the top of the pipe, which prevents fine particles of dirt, dust and small stones from clogging the duct. Two rows of ½ inch holes are located on each side. There is no membrane obstructing the perimeter of the duct.

The installation of the French drain system is done with a laser level to ensure optimum drain efficiency. The French drain will remain level throughout its life.

Plan rapproché d'un drain français rigide blanc raccordé au bâtiment
Info from the pros :

A four-inch interior pipe installed on a level will automatically have a four-inch slope.

Step by step installation of a French drain according to the Groupe Durasec standards:

  • Laying a geotextile membrane #GT142 in the bottom of the excavation beside the footing.
  • Installation of BNQ four-inch pipe with the setting up of brackets by laser leveling.
  • Covering the pipe with stones.
  • Laying a geotextile membrane #GT142 on top of the stone.

Existing house drain

Deux travailleurs répandent de la pierre au-dessus d'un drain français
To learn more about the French drain :

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 excess water present around foundation walls.
  • It prevents surface water from accumulating around foundation walls.
  • It contributes to 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 drainage problems is one of the most common hidden defects when purchasing real estate property. Contact Groupe Durasec to install your French drains and ensure a job well done at all times!

Pierres répandues dans une tranchée le long d'une fondation de maison
How often should your French drain be checked?

The lifespan of a French drain is about 30 years, but it can be shortened considerably if it was improperly installed, if it is clogged or damaged, or if it falls subject to an iron ochre problem. To check your French drain, we perform a camera inspection to determine its condition and determine whether it should simply be cleaned or requires being replaced. 

We will install inspection chimneys, which offer a double advantage. They not only allow for regular verifications at a lower cost, but they also allow for periodic cleaning and maintenance of your drain. The type of drain we use, as well as our installation method, are the same as for a new house, except for the use of the laser level.

Interior drain

interior french drain installation
Case number 1 :

The building has one or two shared walls and we want to connect the exterior back and/or front drain to a single catch basin to allow water to be evacuated.

interior french drain
Case number 2 :

The building is located on a sloping street, and water is coming from a neighboring home whose basement floor is more elevated than our building.

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