Drainage Systems

Basement Drainage Systems: Protect Your Investment

One of the most important ways you can protect your home from water damage is to install proper drainage systems. This will redirect the water that would otherwise find its way into your basement. A wet basement can ruin the items you store in the basement and will eventually lead to structural problems with your entire home.

Interior drains, exterior drains, and more drainage options

There is no shortage of methods for you to turn to when it comes to basement waterproofing drainage solutions. You can find effective methods both for interior waterproofing, which captures the water that’s already seeped into your basement, and exterior waterproofing to prevent water from infiltrating in the first place. Maybe you want to go the route of an extensive exterior drainage system that will ensure water stays well away from your foundation walls. Whatever drainage system you want, we can guide you through the process of discovering the perfect solution for your home’s unique needs.

Interior drain tiles and other interior drainage

We can install an interior drain tile system that will collect the water trying to find its way into your basement and redirect it into your sump pit where the sump pump can safely remove the water before it becomes an issue. Our interior drain systems come with a lifetime warranty. There are also basement floor drains, which are usually installed during original construction but if your basement is lacking one or your basement floor drain needs maintenance, we can ensure it is functioning properly. Basement floor drains are simple methods of draining away excess water that has already made its way onto your basement floor.

Exterior drainage options

One of the most-used exterior drainage for protecting your basement is the French drain system for removing groundwater. These gravel-filled trenches are fitted with pipes that divert water away from your home once it has soaked into the ground. Similar types of exterior drainage include trench drains – which are different because they are generally more effective at removing water that is still on the surface of the ground versus water that has soaked into the ground. Either of these can be referred to as perimeter drains depending upon how they are set up around your home.

Call today for a free evaluation on drainage solutions

When it comes to choosing the best drainage system or systems for your home, you can trust United Structural Systems to provide you with the best information. We even provide free, no-obligation evaluations on what would work best for your home. Call us today to learn more!