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French Drain or Drain Tile

WaterGuard® vs. Typical French DrainBasement Systems manufactures a state-of-the-art French drain (aka drain tile) system called WaterGuard® a patented product only available through Basement Systems dealers.

What makes WaterGuard® much more effective than a basic French drain or drain tile system is its design. WaterGuard® is specially engineered to sit on the basement footing, keeping it up out of the dirt and mud (the Mud Zone) and making it highly resistant to clogging. A special flange also makes a clean edge at the basement wall and prevents dirt and debris from falling into the system.
[Picture on the right: WaterGuard® with flange on the left vs typical French drain pipe]

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History of French Drains

Drain tile and French drain first started to be used in basement waterproofing projects in the 1920s. Originally designed with clay tile, French drain and drain tile was designed by Henry French. Given the time, this was an excellent solution. Today, this drainage system lives on, and is generally made out of large, round plastic piping. However, in the 1990s, a more effective alternative has been developed - the WaterGuard® drainage channel system.

French drain systems are usually designed with PVC pipe that is perforated and installed along the interior perimeter of the foundation, or along the exterior as the home is built. Laid underneath the basement floor, it drains water to a gravity drain (uncommon) or to a sump pump (very common). All over North America, Basement Systems has pulled out many clogged, French drain and drain tile waterproofing systems.

Homeowners with wet basements find themselves continually frustrated with failing French drains that lead to flooded basements. Let a local Basement Systems dealer solve your wet basement problem once and for all - and we supply a written, transferable lifetime warranty on our waterproofing system.

For a free inspection and estimate on the state-of-the-art WaterGuard® French drain or drain tile system, call or contact us online.

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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.