How does a Basement Drainage system work?
Basement drainage systems are designed to prevent water from seeping into the basement. They are usually installed around the perimeter of the basement, and they typically consist of a system of pipes and drains that connect to a sump pump. The sump pump is responsible for pumping water out of the basement and away from the foundation of the house. Basement drainage systems are typically installed by professional contractors, and they require periodic maintenance in order to function properly. However, they can be a great way to keep your basement dry and free of water damage.
How much does a foundation drainage system cost?
The cost of a foundation drainage system varies depending on the size of the home and the severity of the problem. For a typical home, the cost of installing a foundation drainage system ranges from $4,000 to $8,000. However, if the problem is severe, the cost can be as high as $10,000 or more. The good news is that foundation drainage systems can save homeowners money in the long run by preventing costly repairs. In addition, they can also increase the value of a home by making it more attractive to potential buyers. As a result, foundation drainage systems are an investment that can pay for itself many times over.
Should a basement floor have a drain?
In short, yes. A basement floor should absolutely have a drain. There are a few reasons for this. First, in the event of a flood, a drain will help to prevent water from accumulating on the basement floor and causing damage. Second, a drain can help to reduce the risk of mold and mildew growth by allowing water to quickly flow away from the foundation. And finally, a drain can simply make it easier to keep the basement floor clean by giving dirt and debris somewhere to go. For all these reasons, it’s clear that a basement floor should have a drain.
Our 3 Step Basement Drainage Process
These are the most important steps in keeping your basement dry!
Consultation & Evaluation
The first step to draining and protecting your basement is to figure out where the water is coming in. We can then create a tailored solution to keep your basement dry.
Creating a Trench
In order to create a drainage system, we jackhammer along the perimeter of the basement to create a trench and relieve the hydrostatic pressure.
After the trench is established, the final step is to install a sump pump system for the water to drain through. The pump ensures that the water in your basement is directed back outside and away from your foundation.
It’s important to develop a trench around the full perimeter or problem areas of your basement floor. This relieves hydrostatic pressure, which causes cracks in walls and floors, allowing water to find its way in.
A flange is placed at the bottom of your foundation wall and attached to the perimeter drain system ensuring that any seepage or leaks coming down your foundation wall are directed into your perimeter drain without ever touching your floor.
Once the system is installed, we pour concrete over the trench and restore your floors to original height. Inspection ports are strategically placed throughout the perimeter drain system allowing access for routine maintenance. These access points are a crucial part in keeping your system functioning properly.