Effective Drainage System Methods

Friday, June 10th, 2011 by Donna Kshir

Effective Drainage System Methods - Image 1There are basement waterproofing experts who have solved the issues of dampness, wetness and moisture problems for thousands of homeowners. Where there are many companies claiming to be the best, it's important to research your chosen company's credentials.

After much consideration, there are three very effective drainage systems available.

Sub-floor Basement Drainage System

Many homeowners have had issues or are currently suffering from issues of water leaking into their basements. For many years, waterproofing contractors have tried numerous methods to correct and solve the problem, but these methods have fallen short or not worked. A majority of the time drainage pipes are placed in the soil and with time they tend to become clogged with dirt and debris. Once the drainage pipes become clogged the end result is wetness, dampness or flooding in your basement. But now, there is help with a sub-floor drainage system. 

This system is specifically engineered to solve all your water problems or issues with flooding without clogging. This is achieved through a special wall flange. This system creates a neat and very effective space between the wall and the floor to properly and correctly drain away seepage, thus preventing clogging, and stopping dirt and debris from entering your basement. 

Surface Drainage System

Water is a very, very sneaky element for homeowners because it can quickly enter your home and cause thousands in damages. Most homeowners are often left in the dark, and are unaware that water or moisture has invaded their space. Common signs that water has entered your crawl space are: stains found at the bottom of a staircase, or water seeping underneath the garage door or through a standard door. The best and most effective way to keep water from seeping in through your garage door and down the hatchway steps, is to use a surface drainage system. 

This system is uniquely designed to redirect water or seepage into the sub-floor drainage system.

Basement Water Control System

There is only one solution for monolithic foundations. This means the floor and footing are poured as one piece and the walls of your crawl space are sitting directly on your concrete floor. A basement water control system is the perfect solution when removing the floor in your crawl space is NOT an option. The system is designed to remove water or seepage from the wall or floor joint and redirect the seepage to a sump pump. 


The best and most effective way to protect your home from moisture is to contact a certified crawl space contractor. A certified contractor will complete an on-site inspection, provide a professional consultation, a free estimate and recommend the best and most cost efficient way to solve the problem. This expert will also discuss your options and give you plenty of time to make the best decision based on your specific needs. 

At MidAmerica Basement Systems, you'll find patented basement waterproofing products such as Waterguard® DryTrak® and TrenchDrains!  Contact them today for a free estimate for basement waterproofing in Illinois.

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