French Drain Installation


Improving your home’s drainage system is crucial to prevent water damage that can result in costly repairs. One effective solution to this problem is a French drain. Aquatech Waterproofing is a trusted company that can evaluate your property and determine if a French drain is the right solution for your Toronto waterproofing drainage system. Here is everything you need to know about French drains, including what they are, how they work, how to install them, and how Aquatech Waterproofing can help.

What is a French Drain?

A French drain is a type of drainage system that redirects water away from your home and yard. It consists of a perforated drain pipe wrapped in landscape fabric and surrounded by gravel. The drain pipe is installed in a trench that slopes away from your home, allowing water to flow away from your property.

How does it work?

The key concept behind a French drain is to redirect water away from your home. French drains are effective at correcting problems caused by both surface water and groundwater. If you notice flooding in your yard after a heavy rain or water pooling against your home, a French drain may be the solution to your problem. French drains are especially useful for homes located on slopes that direct excess water into their yards.

How to install a French Drain?

Installing a French drain requires expertise and involves several steps, including digging, trenching, and proper installation. The experts at Aquatech Waterproofing have installed hundreds of French drains in the Toronto area, saving homes and yards from water damage. Here is how we install a French drain:

  1. Assessment: Our team will assess your property and determine the best placement for your French drain. We will identify areas where water tends to accumulate and determine the slope of the land to ensure that the drain will be effective at diverting water away from your home.
  2. Digging: Once we have identified the placement of the French drain, we will dig a trench along the perimeter of your home. The trench will be sloped away from your property to promote proper drainage. The width and depth of the trench will depend on the size of your property and the amount of water that needs to be diverted.
  3. Trenching: Before we install the French drain, we will lay down landscape fabric in the trench. This fabric will prevent soil and debris from clogging the drain pipe and ensure that the system functions properly.
  4. Installing: The next step is to place the perforated drain pipe in the trench. We use a perforated pipe because it allows water to enter from all sides, maximizing the amount of water that can be diverted away from your home. We will connect the drain pipe to any downspouts or other sources of water that need to be redirected.
  5. Covering: Once the drain pipe is in place, we will surround it with gravel. The gravel provides a stable base for the pipe and allows water to flow freely through the system. We will also cover the gravel with landscape fabric to prevent soil from entering the pipe and clogging the system.
  6. Final touches: After the French drain is installed, we will ensure that the drainage system is functioning properly. We will test the system to ensure that water is flowing away from your property and that there are no leaks or clogs. We will also ensure that the area is clean and tidy, with any excess soil or debris removed from the site.

French drain installation requires expertise and experience to ensure that the system functions effectively. Aquatech Waterproofing has a team of experts with years of experience in installing French drains. We use high-quality materials and follow strict installation procedures to ensure that your drainage system will last for many years and protect your property from
water damage.

How Aquatech Waterproofing can help?

Aquatech Waterproofing can evaluate your property and determine if a French drain is the right solution for your Toronto waterproofing drainage system. We can also install a French drain to keep water out of your home and prevent flooding and erosion in your yard. Our team of experts has years of experience in installing French drains and can provide you with a professional and reliable service.

If you notice any drainage problems in your yard or home, contact Aquatech Waterproofing today to find out if a French drain is the right option for you. We can help you protect your property from water damage and keep your home safe.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Basement Waterproofing Testimonials

Paul BarnhillPaul Barnhill
19:32 28 Mar 23
Aquatech was wonderful right from the first contact to having Richard come out and give us a very complete and detailed quote to the two man crew who were here exactly on time and completed the day hours ahead of time. All the locates were taken care of and within a week of contacting them the job was completed. The workman did a fabulous job and were very respectful of our property. They reviewed the scope of the work before they started and asked if we had any questions. When the work was complete it was difficult to see where they had worked and dug the trench. Everything was tidier than before they started. We are very impressed and in a world where household repair companies can be less than favourable, Aquatech stands head and shoulders above any of them. We would highly recommend this company. We also have a life time transferable warranty too. Bravo. We will definitely be telling all the people we know about our wonderful experience. Thank you.
Jeremy MJeremy M
01:16 23 Feb 23
We had a flood disaster the day after we got the keys for our new home. Aquatech Waterproofing responded to my request for help quickly and came to access the damages the same day. They gave us several options for repairs as well as prevention that were fairly priced and a quick turnaround time. They executed our chosen plan quickly and did a beautiful job. They have been very responsive, answering questions about the products we chose and we recommend them to anyone that needs quality work done in a timely manner. Very compassionate and empathetic for our situation as well.
Nataliya PavlishynaNataliya Pavlishyna
15:43 08 Feb 23
AquaTech is very professional and reliable. Valentina was very friendly, she scheduled the appointment at a convenient time and Nico came out to look at my problem. He diagnosed it and gave me a reasonable price. We went ahead with the job. The crew that came out to do it was very knowledgeable and professional. I had some questions and Igor explained everything to me with no problem. I highly recommend this company. Thank you AquaTech!
Nadine NasirNadine Nasir
23:47 24 Oct 22
EXCELLENT experience. Andrew was the first one to arrive and was extremely kind and helpful. Igor and Basil joined Andrew a few minutes later and all three of them worked very hard and finished this massive job in one day. These are some of the hardest workers I have ever seen. There were no hassles or surprises and Andrew, Igor and Basil were very skilled and courteous. Also, Nico was VERY flexible with our constant changes of plans and was very accommodating and understanding. An excellent experience all around - could not recommend more highly!
Anne & FrankAnne & Frank
17:09 22 Jul 22
Much thanks & appreciation to Slava & his hardworking crew for their excellent job excavating, installing weeping tiles & pipe, repairing cracks, waterproofing, and backfilling the 7'-deep trench 27' along the full side of our home. Wow!! On site, Slava, the lead foreman, clearly explained step by step their work including repairing foundation cracks and securing our downspout and other connections better then before. All in all, we are greatly satisfied & highly recommend Aquatech to anyone looking into correcting their leaking basements. Slava -- you & your crew brought humor, sincerity & experience -- no rush job here, just highly competent work by deserving technicians & company. Thanks also to Andrew and Terry for their super fast service with the gas line locate, the fast return calls, home inspection & estimate. Priced fairly for super work + 25 years warranty that can be passed on to a new homeowner. You guys were great!! Highly recommend! -- Anne & Frank - Scarborough
Jules GiraudJules Giraud
17:18 21 Mar 23
I was very pleased with the quality of work performed by Aquatech waterproofing. The technicians were professional and efficient, and they took great care to protect my home while working. They also left my basement clean and tidy when the job was complete. I highly recommend Aquatech for their excellent workmanship and customer service.
This basement waterproofing company exceeded my expectations. They were prompt, efficient, and very knowledgeable about their work. They took the time to explain the process to me and kept me informed throughout the entire job. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of waterproofing services.
Victor DuboisVictor Dubois
16:24 21 Mar 23
I had a great experience with this basement waterproofing company! They were professional, knowledgeable, and got the job done quickly. Now my basement is dry and I have peace of mind knowing my home is protected. I highly recommend this company to anyone in need of waterproofing services!
Edcarlos Nunes SilvaEdcarlos Nunes Silva
18:32 16 Mar 23
Terry was friendly, fair, and transparent on his work and recommendations. Other bidders could have gouged myself on the price but he was honest. He kept costs downs but the quality was still top notch. He treated our family like one of his own without being “fake” to get the job. He’s as genuine and real as they come.
Ednei LopesEdnei Lopes
08:41 15 Mar 23
Slava and his crew did a fantastic job of installing piers and raised our sinking front concrete 4 inches. Very courteous, hard working crew! They hand dig as opposed to other companies that wanted to use a backhoe thus, saved our shrubbery and trees. I would highly recommend Aquatech!