If you have water leaking into your basement, a perimeter drain could be the right option for you. At Complete Basement Systems, we offer a variety of interior drainage systems to help you keep your basement dry and clean. Our systems fit all types of foundations and floor slabs, and our experts will help you identify the best drain for your needs.
Click below to learn more about how we can help you. We offer free estimates on all basement drainage system installations in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Cheyenne and nearby.
This might surprise you, but French drains don’t originate from France at all! In fact, the concept was designed by Henry Flagg French in Massachusetts in the mid-1800s. A French drain is not a specific item per se, but rather a name for the space between a basement wall and the concrete slab that allows water to drain outside of the home rather than pool on the floor. Unfortunately, traditional French drains clog easily and often struggle to thoroughly remove water.
Our basement drain systems take this drainage concept to the next level by using a wall flange that allows seepage to enter the drain and collects water off the walls to easily funnel it away from your foundation. Our drain systems also prevent debris from entering the drainage area and provide a clean finished appearance on your floor.
An interior drain may be the best option for your basement. What should you know about the process of using an interior drain in your basement?
What Is an Interior Drain?
An interior drain is a process, rather than a specific product. It’s a name for the space between the floor and the walls in your basement, which allows water to run off instead of pooling on the floor of the basement. A modern-day interior drain will often utilize additional tools to make sure the drain functions properly.
Are There Different Types of Interior Drains?
Multiple interior drain systems exist, working better for different basements and different homes as a whole. The BasementGutter™ system collects the water, draining it into your sump pump to avoid having it stay on the basement surface. Another option is a grated draining pipe, which typically goes near the doorway to avoid basement flooding coming in from the door.
Do I Really Need an Interior Drain?
Although you might not think an interior drain is really necessary in your basement, the fact is that you’ll almost certainly have water leakage in your basement at some point. Basement waterproofing products are not about removing every entrance for water, but instead about dealing with the water in your basement. An interior drain is an important part of that.
Can I Install an Interior Drain on My Own?
Although a DIY approach may be useful for some basement fixes, it’s not especially useful for interior drains. You need an expert to make sure the interior drain works properly and has the correct installation. Request a free quote from Complete Basement Systems today to start the process.
Different problems call for different tools to fix them. In the same way that we wouldn’t use a hammer to drive in a screw, we do not use the same drain system for every basement waterproofing job we complete.
Each of our drainage systems is designed to address a different, unique challenge that you may be facing. Some of these challenges involve the way your home has been designed, while others address unusual basement water issues, such as iron ochre. We offer a wide selection of French drain systems to choose from:
No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you’re facing, our waterproofing products can provide a solution that’s ideal for you! Call your local basement waterproofing experts at Complete Basement Systems today to get started with a free estimate in the Greater Denver area including Littleton, Thornton, Fort Collins, Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Greeley, Pueblo or nearby.