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Drain Pipe Installation

Installation in progress of a perimeter basement drain system

A perimeter drain system and sump pump is the most effective way to collect water building around your foundation and send it away from your basement or crawl space.

The key to a good basement waterproofing system is to properly install a well-designed drainage system.

A good drainage system should be clog-resistant, installed above the mud line, and possible to maintain should an issue arise. It should also be able to collect water from the basement walls, while leaving no open gap along the concrete slab that can clog with dirt and debris from the basement floor.

Professional Drain Pipe Installation

Installing drain pipe in a basement is a job that's best done as a professional wet basement service, using heavy equipment and high-quality products. A crew of experts should usually be able to install a complete drain system in less than two days.

At Basement Systems, our professional installations include a lifetime limited warranty, provided in writing and transferable to the next homeowner. You'll appreciate this, should you decide to sell the house.

Schedule A FREE Estimate

Your local Basement Systems dealer can provide you with a warrantied installation of one of our award-winning drainage systems. You'll love the way our drainage systems can transform your basement into dry, usable space!

To schedule your a free basement drain installation estimate, contact us by phone or e-mail today! Our dealers proudly serve throughout Canada and the United States -- we have a locally owned and operated expert working in your neighborhood!

Steps To Installing A Basement Drain System

At Basement Systems, we endorse installing basement drain systems from the interior perimeter, rather than from the exterior. We find that these installations are faster, less expensive, and much less prone to clogging, as the drain is installed outside of the mud.

Our experiences in waterproofing hundreds of thousands of basements across North America and Canada for more than two decades are proof that these systems are reliable and effective in waterproofing basements.

To install a perimeter drain system, we take the following four steps:

More About Foundation Waterproofing

There are a lot of wet basements out there -- and a lot of contractors who say their method of basement waterproofing is the best around.

We've carefully considered each waterproofing system on the market and weighed the options and alternatives carefully -- if we found one that worked better than ours, we'd switch!

What makes our drain systems better than the alternatives? The articles that follows shed some light on what's behind our choices for basement drainage.

Exterior excavation of a basement to install a perimeter French drain system

Foundation Waterproofing Options

Should the basement be waterproofed from the inside or outside of the foundation? This has proven to be one of the most heated debates that drainage system installers have.

In this article, we cover the pros and cons of both techniques -- waterproofing from the inside, and installing drain from the outside of the foundation.


  • Pros and cons of exterior excavation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of interior drain systems
  • Installing drains in the "mud zone"

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Our basement drain compared to generic PVC French drain tile

Generic Drain -- Or The WaterGuard® System?

What makes one drain better than another? The shape is different, but does it really perform better than a traditional round drain pipe?

This article compares and contrasts our patented drain system with the more conventional round PVC pipe system.


  • Potential issues with PVC pipes in basements
  • Advantages to the WaterGuard®™ drain system
  • Why hire a professional waterproofer?

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A clogged weeping tile system

Installing Weeping Tile Systems That Last

A proper, professional installation of a drain system makes all the difference in the world. Full-time waterproofers have seen firsthand what keeps a basement dry -- and what leads to flood.

In this article, we share some insider tips on what makes one perimeter drain better than the others.


  • What makes an effective drain system
  • Common mistakes when designing a perimeter drain
  • A chart outlining the strengths and weaknesses of seven different basement drain systems

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We Can Waterproof Your Foundation!

We've put a lot of thought into our basement drain systems, and we're proud to say that they've successfully waterproofed basements in hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide.

Our warrantied drainage systems are just what you need to transform your wet basement into dry, usable space. And with our written, transferable warranty, you'll have peace of mind, as well as a great selling point should you decide to put your home on the market in the future.

To schedule a free, no-obligation drain pipe installation estimate, call or e-mail us today! Your free estimate will include a professional on-site inspection, a cost estimate on a customized waterproofing system, and a full-color copy of our basement waterproofing book!

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Quality, Innovation, Patents, Awards

Our innovative and forward-thinking approach to designing products has solved wet basement problems that the basement waterproofing and crawl space industry has faced for decades, and our patented sump pump systems are the smartest and most reliable. Plus we listen to our customers and respond accordingly! Basement Systems Inc. has been awarded 24 Patents and 19 Innovation Prizes on waterproofing products we use every day, including a battery back up sump pump system. This approach ensures the best waterproofing systems and solutions available.