The WaterGuard® Below-Floor French Drain System

A Subtle, Below-Floor Drain System That Includes a Lifetime Written Warranty!

A basement drain system installed in a Peoria home

Water causes numerous problems in basements, which is why Thrasher Foundation Repair provides a full line of quality basement drainage systems. All of our patented products provide an effective solution to your basement water problem.

If you have issues with water in your basement in Omaha, Kansas City, Wichita or nearby, call us today at 1-844-948-3306 or click below. We offer free estimates on all of our basement drainage work.

What The Below Floor Drain Does

The WaterGuard® System is an award-winning, patented below-floor drain that rests in a bed of drainage stone on top of the foundation footing.

By installing the drain at this point, it's kept out of the "mud zone", the point where clogged drains are common. The unique shape and large drain openings of WaterGuard® also aid in preventing clogs in the system.

WaterGuard® is what we usually recommend, and it is our most widely used drain system. WaterGuard® is popular because of its resistance to clogs, its easy-to-access service ports, and its ability to also collect leaking water from the basement walls.

Advantages to our system:

  • Installed out of the "mud zone"
  • An anti-clog design
  • Collects leaking water from walls
  • Includes a written lifetime warranty

Customers also appreciate how quickly this system is installed in a home - which is done with minimal removal of the slab. All removed concrete is restored during the installation.

Our French drain systems are a key part of a complete basement waterproofing system, and help to provide a permanent solution for flooding. Our dealers are typically able to install a complete system in less than two days.

Collecting Water From Wall Cracks

Basement walls can flood from many points - including from wall cracks, pipe or wire penetrations, and through basement windows. At Thrasher Foundation Repair, we have many products that can collect this water from the walls and redirect it to your below-floor drain.

Water collected by this system is then drained down to your WaterGuard® System and directed to your sump system.

Fixing Leaking Concrete Block Walls

If you have block walls, water can build up in the empty cavity of each block. Eventually, this water seeps through and enters your home.

The key to solving this problem is to give the water a way to drain out of the cavities. To accomplish this, we drill "weep holes" in each block which drain the block of water as it fills.

This water is released behind the wall flange of the WaterGuard® system, which directs the water into your below-floor drain.

Why Not Use PVC Pipe for Your Below-Floor Drain?

Typical below-floor drain systems use PVC pipe sections and make for a difficult installation. These wide sections of pipe are too large to rest on the footing, so extra floor will need to be removed to install it in front of the footing instead. That means extra work for you!

Because these pipes sit in front of the footing, they will have to sit in the "mud zone" - which makes them highly vulnerable to clogging with mud. And because they don't come with a wall flange, a 1/2" gap will be left along the edges - which is notorious for clogging with debris from the floor.

Install Our Below-Floor Drain System in Your Home!

closeup of our basement drain's wall flange.

The WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain System is designed with a built-in wall flange, which extends up your basement wall by 3/8".

Our patented WaterGuard® System is the result of more than two decades of research and development by the world's largest network of waterproofers - and is backed by a lifetime transferable written warranty! This system has been successfully used in hundreds of thousands of basements in more than three continents, and is a proven way to permanently dry your basement.

For more information, contact us today for a free basement waterproofing quote! We'll stop by your home to provide an on-site inspection and measurement of your basement. Our visit includes an on-site consultation where we answer any questions you may have, as well as a customized cost quote for all work you'd like to have done.

Our Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Colorado service area includes Omaha, Kansas City, Wichita, nearby Denver, Springfield, Sioux City, Peoria, Grand Island, Fort Madison, Lincoln, and the surrounding area. Don't wait to transform your basement into a dry, usable space! Contact us by phone or e-mail today to get started!

Get a Free Estimate

Give us a call at 1-844-948-3306 or complete this form and we'll contact you shortly to schedule a Free Inspection, and you'll get a no-obligation written quote during our initial visit.
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Grand Island, NE 68803
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Lenexa, KS 66219
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Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
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Springfield, MO 65803
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8853 E 37th St N
Wichita, KS 67226
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Henderson, CO 80640
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8910 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
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2140 330th Ave
Fort Madison, IA 52627
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