BasementGutter™: The French Drain Solution for Basement Waterproofing

Interior French drain systems are the simplest, most effective way to stop basement flooding in your home.

Typical French drainage refers to perforated pipes placed in the ground around a home to help collect and redistribute water. But the concept also can be applied indoors in a different way. Specially-designed perforated pipes can be placed in the basement’s sub-floor to intercept and redirect leaking water, keeping the rest of the basement safe and dry.

At Indiana Foundation Service, we take pride in our ability to provide homeowners a drainage system installation quickly and successfully. On most projects, our installation crews can install a complete perimeter drain and sump pump system in less than two days.

Once we’re done, we’ll provide you with a written lifetime warranty on your system. Should you decide to sell your home in the future, this warranty can be transferred over to the new owner.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today! Homeowners within our service area are eligible for a free, no-obligation interior drainage installation quote, including an on-site consultation, and a customized, written cost quote.

Which Interior French Drain Systems Work Best For You?

Different problems call for different tools to fix them. In the same way that we wouldn’t use a hammer to drive in a screw, we do not use the same drain system for every basement waterproofing job we complete.

Each of our drainage systems is designed to address a different, unique challenge that you may be facing. Some of these challenges involve the way your home has been designed, while others address unusual basement water issues, such as iron ochre.

We offer our customers the following French drain systems:

French Drain Systems: basement gutter Below-Floor Drain BasementGutter™ Below-Floor Drain

For a typical basement, our BasementGutter™ system is the ideal choice for waterproofing. This French drain is designed to be installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps this drainage system out of the “mud zone,” where drains can clog.

Installation involves removing a section of the floor around the perimeter and creating a drainage trench. Sections of BasementGutter™ are then placed within the trench, resting on a bed of drainage stone, and the floor is restored.

A wall flange extends 3/8″ above the floor, allowing the drain to collect water leaking from the basement walls.

More on our BasementGutter™ Below-Floor Drain


French Drain Systems: basement gutter IOS Perimeter DrainBasementGutter™ Iron Ochre Perimeter Drain

If iron bacteria is present in your water, it will create a gelatinous, rust-colored substance known as iron ochre.

This unpleasant material is notorious for smelling terrible, staining everything it touches, and clogging drainage systems.

Our experts tackle this rare problem with our BasementGutter™ Iron Ochre Basement Drain. This product is a modified version of our BasementGutter™ system that includes an extra-wide drain channel and larger drainage openings. To allow for easy drain system maintenance if clogged, the drain system also includes an exposed, removable lid.

More on our BasementGutter™ Iron Ochre Perimeter Drain.


French Drain Systems: TrenchDrain™ Grated Drainage Pipe Grated Drainage Pipe

We often meet with homeowners who would like us to prevent water from flooding from an outer entryway (hatchways, garage doors, under doorways, etc.)

In cases like this, we will often span the opening with our Grated Draining Pipe. The grated opening of this system is designed to accept water from the floor, where it’s then directed to your perimeter drain.

Like our other drain systems, our Grated Drainage Pipe is compatible with a radon mitigation system. If this is a concern for you, ask your specialist for details on how the system works in a sealed radon mitigation system.

More on our Grated Drainage Pipe.

Let Us Customize French Drain Systems For Your Home!

No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you’re facing, our waterproofing products can be combined to create a comprehensive solution that’s ideal for you!

The line of drainage products has been used in warrantied systems for thousands of homes worldwide! To learn more about how our system can work for you, contact us today for a free basement waterproofing quote!

Meet the Team