Internal and External Drainage System
External drainage systems work by drawing water away from your basement through a drain pipe that eventually leads to a storm drain. This is a highly effective system for getting moisture out of basements and keeping things dry. However, one of the problems with this type of drain is that it’s not suitable for every house. You need somewhere for the water to drain away too. This means there has to be a storm drain that is positioned lower than your basement floor.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL DRAINAGE SYSTEM
If you don’t have a storm drain to empty into, internal drainage systems are going to be better for your home. With this type, there is no external construction necessary. They just have to jackhammer your basement floor to create a trench, and then lay pipe and enclose it. In general, this is a much easier way to get a system installed and it is more cost-efficient.
The only downside of internal drains is that they don’t necessarily help with water that seeps in through the foundation walls. They’ll keep basement slabs dry and cut down on moisture in the basement, but water will usually still come in from the soil around the house. However, with a little landscaping, you can limit the amount of water that seeps in this way. Make sure that your yard slopes away from the house and also that there aren’t planted roots that come into contact with your basement foundation’s walls.
Frequently Asked Questions
Interior drainage systems like foundation waterproofing and damp proofing are a longer-lasting alternative to exterior drainage systems.
Installation is quicker when compared to external drainage systems.
Our systems are generally cost efficient.