Contrary to popular belief, the French drain is not European. Indeed, it is an American invention. The French drain is a kind of gravel trench with a pipe that allows water to be redirected away from the foundations.
Sometimes the French drain gets clogged or damaged, allowing water to infiltrate into the concrete. This infiltration can lead to many problems, such as mould, excessive humidity, puddles of water or cracks that can get worse with freeze/thaw.
In general, a French drain requires little maintenance throughout its useful life. An annual visual inspection is sufficient to identify the main operating problems of the French drain, such as gravel or other debris clogging the drain or roots too close of it. Our team can then help you carry out the necessary work to make your French drain fully functional again.