Interior Basement Drainage in Alabama
Dry a Wet Basement by Placing a Perimeter Drainage System Inside your Home
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.
If you’re interested in more information, AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists is ready to help you. We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout Alabama. Our service area in Alabama includes Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Vestavia Hills, Prattville, Phenix City, Alabaster and many areas nearby. In Tennessee, we serve Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, as well as Chattanooga and surrounding areas. In Georgia, we serve from Fort Oglethorpe area all the way south to Columbus and neighboring towns and cities.
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.
Drainage That Will Not Clog
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.
Built-In Wall Drainage (No Open Gaps on the Floor)
When basements leak, it’s usually from ground water seepage. Our system is proven to resolve this issue.
An Easily Accessible Port
Our ports are useful access ports to the system. They have a knockout hole so you can drain a dehumidifier hose into the top of the system. They are also useful when inspecting or flood testing the system.