Get an Interior Basement Drain Installed for a Permanent Drainage Solution

Basement floor drains are designed to collect leaking water from water heaters, HVAC unit condensation, heavy rain, and other water sources. Some basement drains are connected to the sewer. It is typically installed at the time of construction and goes below the basement flooring in the lowest point of the basement.

MidAmerica Basement Systems offers basement drains to keep your basement protected from water damage.

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

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.

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.

If you're interested in more information, MidAmerica Basement Systems is ready to help you. We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout Illinois and Iowa. Our service area includes Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport, Iowa City, Normal, Rock Island, Dubuque, Moline, East Peoria, Clinton, Marion, Pekin, Bettendorf, Galesburg, Freeport, Waterloo, Muscatine and many areas nearby.

Basement Drain

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.

Interior Basement Drain

Interior Basement Drain Systems

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.

All basement drains are not alike, and some work much better than others. MidAmerica Basement Systems would like to share with you some of the features of the best basement drains⁠—and why our system is the one for you.


Wall Drainage

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

Basement walls can leak in many ways, including through cracks, pipe penetrations, through windows, or simply by having water seep through the concrete.

The hollow cavities in block walls can fill with water, creating a never-ending stream of water vapor and humidity in the home.

Features of Our System:

  • A 3/8" wall flange allows water to drain from the walls
  • Compatible with tucked-in wall vapor barriers
  • Neat and clean finished appearance

Drain Accessible Port

An Easily Accessible Port

Basement Systems' WaterGuard® 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
  • Drain a dehumidifier that isn't located near the sump pump

Base Board Waterproofing System

Baseboard Waterproofing System for Special Applications

Some homes are built with a monolithic foundation as part of their design. With monolithic foundations, the floor and footing are poured together as one piece. This means the edges of your basement floor are indeed your footing and are very thick at the edges.

Jackhammering a trench at the edges of a monolithic foundation may damage the footing. Therefore, a subfloor perimeter drainage system is not advisable. The solution for waterproofing a monolithic foundation is to install a baseboard drainage system on top of the floor.

A special dove-tail design and 2-part epoxy ensure the DryTrak® won't separate or be accidentally kicked or knocked loose from the floor. Other drainage may also be recommended through the center areas of the floor, especially if you have leaking floor cracks in a monolithic foundation.

Features of Our System:

  • Safe for monolithic foundations
  • Installs in only 1-2 days
  • Permanently bonded to the floor

Dual system options available for monolithic foundations with leaking floor cracks

Throughout Illinois and Iowa, MidAmerica Basement Systems has the experience and expertise needed to right-size a basement waterproofing drainage solution to your specific basement repair needs. We offer affordable solutions and quick installations. Call MidAmerica Basement Systems today for a free estimate in Peoria, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Waterloo, Normal, Iowa City, Dubuque, Rock Island, Clinton, Moline, East Peoria and the nearby areas!