French drain:
for optimal protection of your foundations

Although water is a source of life, it can also sometimes be a source of trouble when it seeps into the foundation of your home. If you’re in such a situation, it’s important to act quickly to avoid the emergence of cracks. To prevent or solve a water infiltration problems, trust our team of experts. At Rockethammer, we offer a complete French drain service:

  • Installation
  • Cleaning
  • Excavation and repair
  • Camera inspection

Why install or repair a French drain?

You are familiar with the term French drain, but totally unfamiliar with how it works? The French drain, a drainage system, is in fact a perforated pipe whose main role is to prevent water infiltration in your basement. Installed in the ground near the footing of the foundation walls, it drains water towards a catch basin.

An incorrectly installed, damaged or inefficient French drain will have serious consequences on your foundations: humidity, mould, cracks, water infiltration; these are some of the harmful effects associated with a malfunction or the absence of a French drain

Like any equipment, a French drain may develop draining problems. If you suspect that your drain is blocked or damaged, call our team. We will rigorously evaluate the situation and submit a detailed quote of the work to be done. You will then be able to make an informed decision having in hand all the required information.

Crack repair and sealing

Do you notice cracks on your foundation walls? Although it can be very scary, you must know that they can be easily repaired. At Rockethammer, our specialists offer you several solutions according to your budget and needs.

Crack repair

Cracks can occur for many reasons. Freezing
and thawing, the quality of your concrete, ground movement, water infiltration and more, can create them. In this case, the first step, and not the least, is to determine whether it’s a passive or active crack, which will greatly influence the work to be undertaken and the cost. A passive crack means that it’s stable contrary to the active one that is evolving and enlarging. Depending on their condition, cracks can be repaired inside or outside your home with epoxy or polyurethane injections and covered with a waterproofing membrane to ensure optimal results.

Our crack repair techniques ensure that the work is precise, safe and in compliance with industry standards. In addition, the epoxy and polyurethane injections are noise and odour free. Liquid epoxy solidifies concrete while polyurethane provides flexibility for repair. Also, be aware that crack repair can be done all year round, regardless of the season.

Sealing of foundations

Whether you are undertaking renovations or construction, waterproofing your foundation is always an excellent option to prevent water infiltration, wet basements and mould growth. Indeed, by installing a waterproof membrane on your foundation walls, you considerably reduce the risk of cracks and ensure better insulation. With the many brands of membranes available on the market, it can be difficult to make the right choice. For sound advice and professional expertise, ask our experts for advice.

For a professional service that will meet your needs: think Rockethammer. We look forward to meeting you. Contact us today and give your home a solid and perfect foundation that will last for a long time.

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