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DRAIN FRANCAIS [2 records]

Record 1 2011-05-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Foundation Waterproofing
  • Sewers and Drainage
DEF

rubble drain: A drain constructed by filling a trench with rubble stones.

DEF

French drain: A type of drain consisting of an excavated trench filled with pervious material such as coarse sand, gravel or crushed stone, through whose voids water percolates and exfiltrates into the soil.

DEF

French drain: An underground passageway for water through the interstices among stones placed loosely in a trench.

DEF

French drain: A drain made of rocks.

OBS

Since rubble drains are usually not connected to a sewage system they are sometimes referred to as "blind drains."

OBS

Note that for some authors the French drain may also be filled with other material than rocks (tile); and for some, those material may also be placed over a drain tile rather than being placed loosely in the trench.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Étanchements (Fondations)
  • Égouts et drainage
DEF

Conduit ou goulotte d'écoulement des eaux réalisé en pierres sèches.

OBS

Le principe de la tranchée drainante et de la pierrée est le même; seul diffère leur mode de construction. D'après les sources consultées, en effet, la pierrée est constituée uniquement de pierres, alors que la tranchée drainante comporte divers matériaux de remplissage.

OBS

Le terme «drain français», d'emploi relativement courant au Canada, ne semble pas connu ailleurs et est qualifié d'anglicisme par certains.

OBS

Malgré ce que dit la source ROBER 1985, ne pas confondre avec «perré», en anglais «rip-rap» (voir fiche).

Spanish

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Record 2 2003-04-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Sewers and Drainage
  • Drainage and Irrigation (Agric.)
DEF

A blind tile inlet that is constructed by backfilling the tile trench with various gradations of material. The course material is placed immediately over the tile, and the size is gradually decreased toward the surface. The surface should be kept in permanent vegetation to prevent sealing.

CONT

Strip, tile and farm drains are typical ways of collecting run-off from large, flat areas where drainage occurs in a "sheet fashion". Strip drains are similar to catch basins in that they have a sump area to collect settlement and a removable grate for easy maintenance. Both tile and farm drains consist of small trenches covered with grass. Since the tile drain is connected to an underground drainage system, it provides better drainage that the farm drain; but neither system works when the ground is frozen.... Farm drains are used only in agricultural situations; it is very likely that they eventually will not drain properly due to becoming clogged with sedimentation.

OBS

Farm drain (sometimes called French drain).

OBS

Not to be confused with "blind drain" (see record).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Égouts et drainage
  • Drainage et irrigation (Agriculture)
DEF

Tranchée de drainage dont le remblai est artificiel.

CONT

Drainage sommaire. Les tranchées [...] drainantes. Elles sont installées dans les terrains perméables et permettent aux eaux recueillies d'être absorbées par le sol. Creusées, puis remplies de pierres sèches et de gravillons, elles sont très efficaces.

OBS

Le principe de la tranchée drainante et de la pierrée est le même; seul diffère leur mode de construction. Selon les sources consultées, en effet, la pierrée est constituée uniquement de pierres, alors que la tranchée drainante comporte divers matériaux de remplissage (gravillons, par exemple).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Alcantarillas y drenaje
  • Drenaje y riego (Agricultura)
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