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  • Q&A Howtodetectadrainageproblem?

    Herearesomeofthesigns:

    • Moisturearoundtheconcreteslabcracks
    • Presenceofwateratthebottomofthefoundationfromtheinside
    • Constanthighhumidityinthebasement
    • Presenceofmoldatthebottomofthebasementwalls
    • Infiltrationofwaterduringspringthaworduringheavyrain
    • Primarysumppumpnotkeepinguponrainydays
    • Sumppumprunsnonstop
    Whataretheconsequencesofadefectivedrainagesystem?

    Theconsequencesare:

    • Waterinfiltrationinthebasement
    • Developmentofmold
    • Humidityinthebasement/highheatingcosts
    • Raisingofthefloor
    • Damagetothebasement’swallsandfloors
    Whatarethecausesofafaultydrain?

     Faultydrainscanbecausedby:

    • Improperinstallationofthedrainagesystem
    • NegligentbackfillingoftheearthatthetimeofconstructionaroundthefoundationcancauseaFrenchdraintocollapseundertheweightofrocksinthebackfill
    • Rootsofmaturetrees
    • Lackofriverbedrockandcleaningchimneyaccessibilityinthepresenceofferrousironbacteria
    • TheageofthebuildingandwhetherornotthereareactuallyFrenchdrains
    Whatisahiddendefect?

    Contrarytowhatmanypeoplethink,ahiddendefectisnotnecessarilyadefectthatwasdeliberatelyhiddenbythesellerofthebuilding.AsitisstipulatedintheQuebecCivilCode(art.1726),itisadefectthataprudentanddiligentbuyercouldnotdiscoverduringanexamination,withoutbeingassistedbyanexpert.

    Generally,problemsoffoundation,Frenchdrainsandwaterinfiltrationareconsideredashiddendefects.Thisisparticularlythecasewhenwearefacedwithfinishedbasement.Indeed,thefinishingelements(gyprocwalls,floatingfloors)caneasilyhidefoundationsproblems.

    However,thedefectmaybecomeapparentinthecasewherethesignsoftheproblemcanbeobservedbyaprudentanddiligentbuyer.Thepresenceofefflorescenceonfoundationwallsandfloorslabs,stains,andmoldonbaseboardfinishingsarecluesthatrevealthepresenceofadisorderandmakethedefectapparent.

    Arethereanysolutionsfortheferrousironbacteriaproblems?

    Severaldifferentapproachesarebeingstudiedtohelpminimizeorreducethecreationofferreuseironbacteriaindrainsaroundresidentialbuildings.Thesemethodsareonlytemporaryandnostudyontheirlong-termeffectivenesshasyetbeenmade.Ontheotherhand,itispossibletopreventtheformationofFerreuseIronbacteriadepositsortotaldrainblockagebyfollowingthesetips:

    • Replacementofexistingdrainsbyrigiddrainswithlargerholes,greaterdiameter,installedwithmorepronouncedslopeandcornersat45degreeanglesinsteadofthetraditional90degreeangle;
    • Additionofsmoothriverbedrock(amixtureofstonesof2to4inches)belowandabovethedrain.Aminimumof1cubicfootperlinearfootisinstalledonallreplacementofFrenchdrains;
    • Addingcleaningchimneys(12inchesindiameter)withcapsinstalledatsomestrategiclocations,connectedovertheFrenchdrainstofacilitateaccessforinspectionandcleaning;
    • MaintenancebyregularhighpressurecleaningofFrenchdrainsremainsthebestpreventionagainsttheblockageofdrains.Thefrequencyofcleaningisdeterminedbytheseriousnessandimportanceofthepresenceofferrousironbacteria.
    Whatarethesymptomsassociatedwiththeferrousironbacteria?

    Thesymptomsare:

    • Highhumidityinthehouse
    • Condensationonwindowsandmoldatthebottomofthewalls
    • Unsuccessfuladditionofaventilationsystemoradehumidifier
    • Floodingofthebasementduetoamalfunctionofthesumppump
    • Frequentreplacementofthesumppump
    • Infiltrationoforangecoloredwater
    • Gelatinousmaterialinthepitandthedrain
    • Presenceoforangematerialintheditchesoftheneighbourhood
    WhatdistinguishesLesFondationsd’Aujourd’huiInc.fromitscompetitors?

    Sinceitscreationin2006,LesFondationsd’Aujourd’HuiInc.takenonthemandatetobecomethecompanyofchoiceinsolvingfoundation’sproblems.Whatsetsusapartfromourcompetitors?Ourpersonalizedservice,expertiseanddedicationweoffertoourcustomers.Fromthefirstphonecall,weevaluatethesituationandfromthismomentyouwillfeelthatwewanttogetinvolvedwithyouinsolvingyourfoundationproblems.Andasaclientelisbuiltfromreputation…yoursatisfactionisourpriority!

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