Outside French Drain Installation

Effective Basement Waterproofing Solutions for Yard Drainage

Installing a French drain can help prevent wet basement and mould issues. If you live in a low-lying area or one that is prone to heavy rains and floods this might be the ideal solution for you.

What is an Exterior French Drain?

A French drain is a simple and effective sloping trench dug in the ground, and filled in with gravel or rock. It typically contains hollow pipes running along the bottom of the trench to allow water that seeps through the gravel to drain away quickly.  It can be covered over with turf after installation to make it less conspicuous.

The advantages of French drain installation:

  • Effectively intercepts groundwater and prevents it from reaching through your foundation
  • Works round the clock channelling surface water away from your building structure
  • Low-cost water control solution
  • Easy to install

If you consider that most often an accumulation of ground and surface water is the main reason for floods and leaks, then a French drain is a simple and cost-effective solution. When coupled with a sump pump you might avoid dealing with wet basement issues, no matter what the weather. All you need is a reliable waterproofing specialist to do the work for you.

Find Reliable Companies

Without having to do more than punch a few keys, you can check online forums, blogs and rating site for information about the waterproofing companies that interest you. You can also get information by reading consumer reviews that may have been left by others who have worked with particular companies. In many cases, you can get a fairly good idea of what to expect when working with a particular company.

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The Crack Doctor offers accredited waterproofing services across Ontario and Quebec. We have performed thousands of French drain installations for homes and buildings. You can count on us to put a permanent end to your wet basement issues.

Call us at 1-866-788-3288 today for expert French drain installation that will waterproof your wet basement.

Expert French Drain Installation Solves Wet Basement Issues

A French drain can be installed in two different ways. It may be buried around the foundation wall on the external side of the foundation, or installed underneath the basement floor on the inside perimeter of the basement. The Crack Doctor will help you decide the most effective way for waterproofing your basement.

Take advantage of a Free 50 Point Foundation Assessment along with your French drain installation to safeguard against future wet basement issues. It is an accurate, comprehensive and useful analysis conducted by a qualified waterproofing expert that can help you take the necessary steps to protect your home from heavy rains, flash floods, sewer backups or faulty plumbing.

Contact Us today for your Free 50 Point Foundation Assessment and get the comfort and peace of mind that comes from having a warm, dry basement.

A Canadian Success Story

The Crack Doctor is a truly Canadian professional, accredited full-service waterproofing company able to permanently solve any problem with a wet basement from inside or outside with or without digging.

We know and understand the specific challenges that the Canadian climate can create when it comes to water management and your home.

Exclusive Solutions

We use systems, technologies and formulations that are owned by us and are exclusive to our company. Our procedures and techniques have had a revolutionary effect on the waterproofing industry.

Our process that we created has now become the accepted standard and when followed will create a complete, permanent waterproofing fix for any wet basement.

We Can Help

The Crack Doctor has helped more homeowners make their wet basements dry than any other waterproofing company in Canada.  Our highly trained experts are Master Waterproofers and are able to fix any wet basement problem small or large.

We’re Experts at Repairing Excessively Moist Crawlspaces

The Crack Doctor can diagnose and repair your overly moist crawl space and make it healthy and dry.  Our recommended repair for your home’s crawlspace will be the right one for your particular home and situation.

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