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Basement Drain

Dry a Wet Basement by Placing a Perimeter Drainage System Inside your Home!

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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.

Crew installing Basement drain

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. In Mississippi, we service the Biloxi, Hattiesburg, as well as the surrounding areas.

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

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.

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
  • A wall flange to accept wall seepage that will not clog with floor debris
Aqua Stop drainage system being installed

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

When basements leak, it’s usually from groundwater seepage. Our system is proven to resolve this issue.

Features of Our System:
  • A wall flange allows water to drain from the walls
  • Compatible with tucked-in wall vapor barriers
  • Neat and clean finished appearance
Smoothing over basement drain

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.

Features of Our System:
  • Easy-access ports to the drainage system

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