Basement Drainage Systems
Keep your basement dry with the installation of a basement drainage system that suits your budget and living space.
A basement drainage system is key to keeping water out of the basement. There are several types of systems, including a floor drain, French drain and sump pump.
A floor drain system is typically installed at the time of construction. The floor drain lies below the basement floor, allowing for a permanent fixture that will keep water from leaking into the house.
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French drains are a common choice if you're renovating a pre-existing residence. A French drain can easily be installed from the exterior of a home, by digging a trench and installing a pipe under gravel and fabric. Once it has been installed, a French drain will work to redirect water away from the foundation of a home, solving everything from drainage problems to water runoff during a heavy rainfall.
A basement sump pump is a useful tool for keeping groundwater from entering the interior of a basement or removing the water once it has already made its way inside. A sump pump is automatically triggered to remove moisture once the water reaches a particular level.
See also: Preventing Basement Moisture
- Basement Waterproofing Options
- Damp, Wet Basement Causes and Solutions
- Water In the Basement: Causes and Solutions for Flooded Basements
- Basement Waterproofing Costs
- Basement Waterproofing Products and Systems
- Waterproofing Basement and Crawlspace Foundations
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- Cork Flooring In Basements
- Basement Bar Ideas and Designs
- 14 Smart Design Ideas for Underused Basements
- Basement Finishing Costs
- Framing a Basement