Drain Tile System

Basement Drainage: Keeping Water Out of Your Home

From structural damage to toxic mold, water in your basement is a serious problem.

When it rains, water saturates the soil around your home and begins pressing against the basement walls and the underside of the floor. Water can begin to flow into the basement through cracks and joints and even penetrate the concrete itself.

Over time a house can settle, creating additional foundation cracks in basement walls. During heavy rains water will work its way in through the weak spots of the basement, causing water seepage and basement leaks.

Basement walls also absorb water, making the walls feel wet and the air in the basement becomes humid generating mold and creating moisture issues for the entire house.

How to Waterproof a Basement: Interior Drain Tile System

Dig a trench around the perimeter

Create a hole for the sump pump basin

Cover perimeter with crushed rocks

Lay plastic over rocks and top with concrete

1
Excavate your current basement floor and install foundation drain tile pipe
2
Create a hole for the sump pump basin that will collect all the water channelled to it by the perimeter drain
3
Install Aqua Drain Curtains around the foundation to waterproof and expel any water into the foundation tiles
4
Cover perimeter with crushed rocks
5
Finish by pouring a new concrete floor

The Basement Drain Main System design integrates the baseboard system with the subfloor tile system.

We start by excavating your current basement floor and install a foundation drain tile pipe. Water soaking in around the foundation creates hydrostatic pressure, holes tapped into the base of the blocks releases the pressure.

We install an industrial strength sump pump with a back up pump and battery. Water flows through this low profile system to the sump-pump.

Then we install Aqua Drain Curtains around the foundation to waterproof and expel any water into the foundation tiles. Aqua Drain curtains come in white for a finished look.

We finish by pouring a new concrete floor over the Basement Drain Main. We do not outsource any part of your project!

Benefits of the Aqua Drain Curtain System:

  • Greatly brightens up your basement.
  • Extremely durable
  • Easy to clean, simply wash off any dirt
  • Replaces the “painted on” coating which will peel and eventually allow water to penetrate through the walls