Interior Basement Drain

Interior Basement Drain Contractor Near Springfield, Worcester, Chicopee

drain pipe and our basement drainage system alongside one another.

Basement drains come in many shapes and sizes, some which work better than others. Basement drains go by a lot of names, like drain tile, weeping tile, French drain, interior footing drain among others.

To keep your basement dry all the timeyou can install a drainage system along the inside basement perimeter.

An interior system can avoid the yard damage and expense and damage that's caused by an exterior drainage system. Interior systems cost half as much as exterior systems, usually install in 1-2 days, and don't need outside excavation.

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How Interior Basement Drains Work

To install a basement drain, the waterproofer will run a drainage system across all problematic walls and along the whole perimeter of the basement or crawl space.

When the water collects, it's directed to a sump pump, which carries the water away from the house.

What Works With Interior Basement Drain Systems

We'd like to share features of the best basement drains and why our drain system is the one for you.

For more information, Leader Foundation Solutions is ready to help you. We offer free dry basement cost quotes to homeowners throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We service West Springfield, Ludlow, Gardner, Greenfield, Westborough, Easthampton and close by.

no-clog basement french drain system installed in Fitchburg

Drainage That Won't Clog

Some drainage systems have a 1" gap at the edge of the floor. These may collect dirt and debris from the floor, which may then clog your system.

Other drains sit under the basement floor in front of the footing, sitting in the mud under the home. These drains can easily clog which can cause the system to fail.

Features of Our System:

  • Sits on top of the footing, out of the mud
  • A bed of stone keeps the drain system clean
  • 3/8" wall flange accepts wall seepage that won't clog with floor debris

No-freeze basement drain discharge line in Fitchburg

Frozen Discharge Line Protection

Drains and discharge lines outside the home are apt to freeze during winter months.

If the discharge line is freezes, the water won't be able to exit, and it may backup into the basement or crawlspace and could burn out the sump pump while flooding. To ensure that a basement doesn't flood from because of freezing discharge lines, the water needs another way out.

Features of Our System:

  • A grated opening outside the home lets water escape
  • No valves to turn - IceGuard® works automatically
  • No water escapes during normal pumping

Basement Drainage System with Wall Flange

Built-In Wall Drainage With No Open Gaps on the Floor

Basement walls can leak through wall cracks, pipe penetrations, window edges, or by water seeping through the concrete.

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

Features of Our System:

  • A 3/8" wall flange lets water drain from the walls
  • Compatible with tucked-in wall vapor barriers
  • Has a clean and finished appearance

drain tile access port for services and maintenance

An Easily Accessible Port

Basement Systems' WaterGuard® has access ports which is really useful. They have a knockout hole so you can drain a dehumidifier hose into the top of the system. They're also useful when inspecting or flood testing the drainage system.

Features of Our System:

  • Easy-access ports to the drainage system
  • Draining a dehumidifier that isn't located near the sump pump

diagram of a baseboard basement drainage system

Baseboard Waterproofing System for Special Applications

Some homes are built on a monolithic foundation as part of their construction. With monolithic foundations, the floor and footing are poured as one piece. This means the edges of your basement floor are your footing and are probably really thick at the edges.

Jackhammering a trench at the edges of a monolithic foundation may damage the footing. So, a subfloor perimeter drainage system is not the best option. When waterproofing a monolithic foundation the best option is to install a baseboard drainage system on top of the floor.

A special dove-tail design with 2-part epoxy ensures the DryTrak® won't separate or be accidentally knocked loose from the floor.

Additional drainage options may also be recommended through the middle areas of the floor, especially if you have leaking floor cracks with a monolithic foundation home.

Features of Our System:

  • Safe for monolithic foundations
  • Usually installs in only 1-2 days
  • Permanently bonds to the floor
  • Dual system options available for monolithic foundations with leaking floor cracks


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