Basement Drain

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Dry a Wet Basement with an Interior Perimeter Drainage System

The best way to keep your basement dry all the time is to install a drainage system on the inside perimeter of your basement.

An interior system can bypass the expense and damage to your yard that is caused by an exterior drainage system. Interior systems cost half as much, install in 1-2 days, and are installed with no need to excavate the outside of your home.

Basement drains come in many shapes and sizes, some of which work better than others. Basement drains also have many names, including drain tile, weeping tile, French drain, interior footing drain, and other names.

If you’re interested in more information, Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists is ready to help you. We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout North Carolina. Our service area includes Salisbury, Matthews, Cornelius, Statesville, Shelby, Denver, Lenoir and many areas nearby.

How Interior Basement Drains Work

To install a basement drain inside your home, the contractor will run a drainage system across all leaking walls and ideally along the entire perimeter of the basement or crawl space.

Once the water is collected, it’s directed to a sump pump, which discharges the water out and away from the house.

What Works With Interior Basement Drain Systems

All basement drains are not alike, and some work much better than others. Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists would like to share with you some of the features of the best basement drains — and why our system is the one for you.

Drainage That Will Not Clog

Basement Gutter french drain installed in basement perimeter

Features of Our System:

  • Sits on top of the footing, out of the mud
  • A bed of stone keeps system clean and provides a backer for the concrete
  • 3/8″ wall flange to accept wall seepage that will not clog with debris

Some drainage systems are installed with a 1″ gap at the edge of the floor. These gaps can collect dirt and debris from the floor, clogging your system.

Other drains sit completely underneath the basement floor in front of the footing, laying in the mud underneath your home. These drains can easily clog with mud, causing the system to fail.

Frozen Discharge Line Protection

FreezeGuard product installed outside

Features of Our System:

  • A special grated opening outside your home allows water to escape
  • No valves to turn – FreezeGuard® works automatically
  • No water escapes during normal pumping

Drains and discharge lines resting outside of the home are liable to freeze during the cold winter months.

If your discharge line is frozen with ice, the water will have no exit, thus backing up into your basement or crawlspace and burning out your pump. You will be flooded. To ensure that a basement does not flood from this freezing discharge lines, the water needs another way out of your home.

Built-In Wall Drainage (No Open Gaps on the Floor)

Basement drainage installed

Features of Our System:

  • A 3/8″ wall flange allows water to drain from the walls
  • Compatible with tucked-in wall vapor barriers
  • Neat and clean finished appearance

Basement walls can leak in many ways, including through cracks, pipe penetrations, through windows, or simply by having water seep through the concrete.

The hollow cavities in block walls can fill with water, creating a never-ending stream of water vapor and humidity in the home.

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