Interior Waterproofing Solutions

Interior waterproofing is exactly what it sounds like – a french drain and sump pump system placed on the inside of your home to channel water up and out before it has a chance to accumulate.

Sometimes called a french drain, these systems are installed below your basement’s concrete slab floor around the perimeter of the home. These drains rest against the inside of the foundation wall, collect any water that seeps in, and direct it to a sump pump pit where the water is then pumped up, out and away from your home. A major advantage to an interior system is that it doesn’t require massive excavation for installation. 

To install an interior system, small channels are chiseled out of the basement slab, the drains and sump pit are laid in, and new concrete is poured over the drain. While this does require you to provide access to the perimeter of your basement – which may mean replacing drywall or other finishing – most installations can be completed in one to two days.

Because quality french drain systems include cleaning ports, the risk of clogs from accumulating soil and debris is minimal. 

Thrasher Foundation Repair offers quality basement waterproofing products like innovative french drain systems and sump pumps for your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • This takes a professional to come in and do an inspection to determine an issue.  Most wet basements are caused by exterior issues.

  • Depending on the severity of the problem, there a few systems available to solve a  leaking basement.  Sump pump systems, hydraway systems or edge drains are all systems used to fix water in a basement.

  • Yes. You can even use a sealant but often the moisture is still coming in through the concrete walls and floors which will eventually break the seal of the sealant material and water will get through again.  It is better to fix the problem by install drainage system.

  • There are lots of different types.  The main thing is where they are installed.  If installed next to or below the footing, the drainage system is in the dirt/mud and are more susceptible to clogging.  If installed on top of the footing, the system is out of the dirt and mud and will not clog.

  • It depends on the what is causing the leak in your basement, there are both interior and exterior solutions. Basement drain systems will help prevent flooding and mold while basement wall options allow you to further protect your space.

  • Yes.  It depends on the company and product what the warranty is.  At the end of the day the warranty is only as good as the company that stands behind it.

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