French Drain

French Drain Repair and Installation

Looking for a team of experts to take care of your French drain in Gatineau / Ottawa? Contact Monsieur Fissure and get a free quote.

You can count on Monsieur Fissure to repair/install your French drain in Ottawa / Gatineau.  Rain or shine, our foundation professionals will ensure your foundation is left in excellent condition.

After more than 30 years of experience in this field, we have developed an efficient and reliable work method.

Let us help with your important project! We are a dynamic and professional team who offers competitive prices. By calling upon us to repair/install your French drain, you will greatly benefit from our knowledgeable experts. Relax, it’s taken care of!

French drain repair in Ottawa

A French drain in bad condition can affect your everyday quality of life.  

Negative consequences of a poorly maintained French drain will affect your residence in numerous ways.

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Keep an eye open for the following signs:  

  • Foul smell coming from kitchen and bathroom plumbing, specifically from the sink pipes, as well as weep holes (excess water drainage) in showers and bathtubs.  
  • Abnormally long water evacuation time when trying to empty the sink, ex: after washing dishes.  
  • Toilet bowl empties completely for no apparent reason, even when not in use. 
  • Worst-case scenario: a French drain that’s in bad condition will damage your plumbing system. Even worse, sewage water could cover your basement floor. 

As soon as you notice one of these signs, contact us immediately. Your French drain is is need of repair! Save a lot of time and stress and let us help!

French drain installation: how does it work?

In certain cases, replacing your French drain is essential to ensure proper plumbing function. 

Our team of certified professionals will make sure your French drain installation is completed with care and expertise.

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New French drain installation

Once the old drain has been removed, our team will install your new French drain. A French drain has a lifespan of 25 to 35 years (on average). It is highly recommended to replace it as required. Ask for a free quote now!
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Excavation and digging

Here at Monsieur Fissure, we have all the needed equipment to remove your old French drain. Our goal will be to ensure a smooth transition during your French drain replacement. Our team will do the job efficiently, all the while taking account of the pre-established timeframe.

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What is a French drain?

Dating back to the 1950s, the French drain was originally a baked clay container with a series of holes allowing water evacuation. Nowadays, French drains comprise of a heavy-duty pipe made with PVC and are covered in a membrane specially made to retain dirt. 

The aim of a French drain is to significantly facilitate water accumulation and retain it in order to avoid overflow. Please make sure your French drain is in compliance with current building standards of Canada.

Sump pump 

The role of a sump pump is to evacuate excess water from your basement through a sump.


A sump is a pit that allows to collect and capture rainwater or draining water, and drain it off into the ground.

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