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French Drain System, NY - Systemizing Basement Drainage Dry Basement Systems of NY

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There are an infinite number ways water can seep into your basement but the 5 most common ones are:

  1. Leaky foundation walls
  2. Water seepage through the concrete floor slab
  3. Footing drain failure
  4. Wall & floor joint seepage
  5. Grading problems with the surrounding soil

While each situation may require a unique solution the French Drain method in conjunction with proper repairs usually eliminates most wet basement problems even in the most severe situation

French Drains are considered to be the best solution whether heavy flooding or constant seepage is the problem but it’s not a decision that should not be taken lightly. By definition French Drains may require heavy jack hamming and slab & floor alteration.

Our engineering department has more than 20 years experience working with architects, builders and building departments. We know the science. We know the terrain. If French Drains are the solution we will create the best customized solution for you in accord with best building science practices.

At Basement Systems of NY, we offer a three unique modified French drainage methods 1) the WaterGuard™ 2) Flow Guard™ the and 3) the DryTrak™ method.

Each system is used for a different reason. For example, our WaterGuard method is best suited for finished basements or basements with baseboards already installed. Whatever the reason both will provide you with a completely dry basement with usable, healthy breathable space.

waterproof wood laminate basement flooring

The WaterGuard™ and Flow is a larger capacity drain syGuard Drainage System

Illustration of an exterior French drain system installed around the perimeter of a home

WaterGuard™ is one of the most popular drainage systems among our NY customers. It's an effective and affordable system for most basement waterproofing solution. One of the reasons for this is that old-school drain tile systems are installed on the outside of the home, WaterGuard is installed along the perimeter of the basement floor just underneath the slab. So it is unobtrusive, and drains water away from the floor when it enters. It's not dependent on outside drains which are prone to silt buildup, infiltration, and collapse from earth pressure.

WaterGuard Features & Benefits

  • Gap less flanges so no outside humidity or debris can enter the basement
  • Adaptable to concrete foundations. Weep holes drain water from all hollow cavities Able to waterproof concrete block foundation walls
  • No risk of "clogs". Since the system sits above the footing, the drains are away from the mud underneath your slab.

The DryTrak™ Baseboard Drainage System

Illustration of an exterior French drain system installed around the perimeter of a home
Illustration of an exterior French drain system installed around the perimeter of a home

DryTrak™ is a baseboard drainage system, we install high performance channels above the floor along the inside perimeter of the basement.

With monolithic foundations — where floor and footing were poured as one piece— DryTrak is the only option. The other consideration to opt for using DryTrak is in situations where jack hammering would interfere with the buildings utilities - in basement floors with radiant heat, for example

DryTrak Features & Benefits

  • No jack hammering required. Monolithic foundations cannot be damaged.
  • As with WaterGuard, waterproofing concrete block foundations walls through weep holes guarantees no water remains in cavities
  • Zero openings that can collect mud or debris

FlowGuard Drainage System

FlowGuard is a larger capacity system. It is designed to meet the needs of the most severe waterproofing problems. The drains can handle large volumes of water. Pumps sized to meet the needs of the problem and water volume that will potentially flow through the drains.


Other French Drain System NY

Along with our WaterGuard and DryTrak systems, we offer all of the following specialized drainage systems:

French drain for crawl space waterproofing SmartPipe:
Crawl Space Drainage
grated French drain system for waterproofing entryways TrenchDrain:
Grated Basement Drain
French drain with large openings to prevent clogging from iron ochre WaterGuard IOS:
Iron Ochre System
wall flange designed to direct water to a French drain system FlowGuard:
Thin Floor System

We've specialized in French drain system NY services for more than 20 years.

Whatever the problem—from poor construction to natural causes— we can customize a unique solution for you.

Contact us today to get a free quote for French drain system NY or basement waterproofing services.

In most cases the problems and repairs can be completed in 1-2 days.

crawl space drain system

SmartPipe

Perfect for the crawl space environment, this plastic piping system is designed to be installed in a drainage swale running along the perimeter.

Combined with a crawl space vapor barrier and sump pump, it will direct water underneath the plastic barrier to the sump pump, where the water is discharged from your home.

The SmartPipe system is the first custom-engineered crawl space drain on the market. With five perforated rows of drainage holes and a clog-resistant filter fabric, it's a cost-effective and long-lasting way to keep your space dry for the long haul.

grated French Drain waterproofing system

Trench Drain

Many homeowners have concerns with water flowing in through exterior doorways, stairways, and garage door openings. A normal drainage system cannot address this problem.

For these situations, we recommend the TrenchDrain drain channel and grating system. This is specifically designed to intercept water at doorways and similar openings and direct it to your sump pump.

TrenchDrain resembles half of a piping system with a grate fitted snugly on top. The grate is flush with or slightly below the floor, where it can catch water entering from the outside.

iron ochre system for basement drainage

WaterGuard IOS

In some rare cases, homeowners with high iron levels in their water will experience a thick, reddish-orange substance oozing through when the basement floods.

This material is called "iron ochre", and it comes from both bacterial origins and from chemical reactions in the soil. It can easily clog your drainage system and stain your concrete, as well as anything else it touches.

WaterGuard: Iron Ochre System (IOS) is the answer for homeowners with iron ochre in their ground water. This drain is specifically designed with wide openings and a completely removable lid that will help your system avoid clogging and provide clear access for maintenance.

below floor drain system for basements

FlowGuard

Installing a drainage system along the footing is the way to go with most perimeter drainage systems. However, when basement floors are very thin, it may be impossible to "hide" a normal drain under the floor in this way.

For homeowners with very thin basement floors, we recommend FlowGuard, along with a drain installed in front of the footing.

FlowGuard will collect water from the wall/floor joint, as well as the basement walls. It then directs it to a drain that's placed in front of your foundation footer and underneath the floor. It's the best of both worlds for an unusual situation.

Serving NY including the Greater Poughkeepsie area
Our New York Service Area
Cities in Columbia County, NY
Ancramdale
Elizaville
Germantown

Cities in Delaware County, NY
Andes
Arkville
Fleischmanns
Margaretville

Cities in Dutchess County, NY
Amenia
Barrytown
Beacon
Clinton Corners
Dover Plains
Fishkill
Holmes
Hopewell Junction
Hyde Park
Lagrangeville
Millbrook
Millerton
Pawling
Pine Plains
Pleasant Valley
Poughkeepsie
Poughquag
Red Hook
Rhinebeck
Salt Point
Staatsburg
Stanfordville
Stormville
Tivoli
Verbank
Wappingers Falls
Wassaic
Wingdale

Cities in Orange County, NY
Campbell Hall
Central Valley
Chester
Circleville
Cornwall
Cornwall On Hudson
Cuddebackville
Florida
Goshen
Greenwood Lake
Harriman
Highland Falls
Highland Mills
Huguenot
Maybrook
Middletown
Monroe
Montgomery
New Hampton
New Windsor
Otisville
Pine Bush
Pine Island
Port Jervis
Rock Tavern
Salisbury Mills
Slate Hill
Southfields
Sparrow Bush
Thompson Ridge
Tuxedo Park
Walden
Warwick
Washingtonville
West Point
Westtown

Cities in Rockland County, NY
Bear Mountain
Blauvelt
Congers
Garnerville
Grand View-on-hudson
Haverstraw
Hillburn
Monsey
Nanuet
New City
Nyack
Orangeburg
Palisades
Pearl River
Piermont
Pomona
Sloatsburg
Sparkill
Spring Valley
Stony Point
Suffern
Tappan
Thiells
Tomkins Cove
Valley Cottage
West Haverstraw
West Nyack

Cities in Sullivan County, NY
Barryville
Bethel
Bloomingburg
Callicoon
Claryville
Cochecton
Cochecton Center
Eldred
Fallsburg
Ferndale
Forestburgh
Fremont Center
Glen Spey
Glen Wild
Grahamsville
Hankins
Harris
Highland Lake
Hortonville
Hurleyville
Jeffersonville
Kenoza Lake
Kiamesha Lake
Lake Huntington
Liberty
Livingston Manor
Loch Sheldrake
Long Eddy
Mongaup Valley
Monticello
Mountain Dale
Narrowsburg
Neversink
North Branch
Parksville
Pond Eddy
Rock Hill
Roscoe
South Fallsburg
Swan Lake
White Lake
White Sulphur Springs
Woodbourne
Woodridge
Wurtsboro
Youngsville
Yulan

Cities in Ulster County, NY
Accord
Bearsville
Big Indian
Bloomington
Boiceville
Chichester
Clintondale
Cottekill
Ellenville
Gardiner
Glenford
Greenfield Park
High Falls
Highland
Hurley
Kerhonkson
Kingston
Lake Hill
Lake Katrine
Marlboro
Milton
Modena
Mount Marion
Mount Tremper
Napanoch
New Paltz
Olivebridge
Phoenicia
Pine Hill
Port Ewen
Rosendale
Saugerties
Shandaken
Shokan
Stone Ridge
Tillson
Ulster Park
Wallkill
West Hurley
West Shokan
Willow
Woodstock

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