Basement Drainage in Maryland

drain pipe and our basement drainage system alongside one another.Basement drains come in many shapes and sizes, some of which prove much more effective for maintaining a dry, usable space in your home.

Basement drains also have many names, including drain tile, weeping tile, French drain, drain pipe, interior footing drain, and others.

The best way to keep your basement dry all the time is to install a drainage system along the inside perimeter of your basement floor.

An interior system can bypass the expense and damage to your yard that is caused by an exterior drainage system. Interior systems cost half as much, install in 1-2 days, and are installed with no need to excavate the outside perimeter of your home.

How Interior Basement Drains Work

To install a basement drain inside your home, a waterproofer will typically run a drainage system along all leaking walls. Ideally, this system will be installed along the entire perimeter of the basement or crawl space.

Once the water is collected, it’s directed to a sump pump which discharges the water out and away from the house.

The FlowerGuard®: Thin Floor Basement Drain System

Clean Appearance. Effective Drainage.

Although adding a drainage system is necessary for many basements, homeowners are understandably concerned about the appearance of the installed system. For basements where a standard drain system is too large, we have the FlowerGuard Thin Floor Drain System.

The FlowerGuard is a thin, modified form of our typical drain system that can be installed in front of the foundation footing. This drainage channel is designed to collect water from the basement walls via a wall flange. The flange directs collected water to a drain system that rests in a bed of clean drainage gravel.

This system fits smoothly underneath thin floors, providing a clean, finished appearance. The Thin Floor Drain System is equally as effective as any of our other drainage systems.

If you’re interested in more information, Mission Home Services is ready to help you. We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout Maryland.

Our service area includes Frederick, Walkersville, Westminster, as well as surrounding areas such as Columbia, Hagerstown, Silver Spring, Cumberland, Olney, Laurel, Ellicott City, and nearby.

What Your Interior Basement Drain System Needs

All basement drains are not alike, and some work much better than others. Mission Home Services would like to share with you some of the features of the best basement drains — and why our system is the one for you.

What follows is a list of ways that our drainage systems beat the competition:

A no-clog basement french drain system installed in Ellicott City

Clog-Proof Drainage

Some drainage systems are installed with a 1″ gap at the edge of the floor. These gaps can collect dirt and debris from the floor, clogging your drainage system.

Other drains sit completely underneath the basement floor in front of the footing, laying in the mud underneath your home. These drains can easily clog with mud, causing the system to fail.

Features of our system:

  • Sits on top of the footing, out of the mud
  • A bed of stone keeps system clean
  • 3/8″ wall flange to accept wall seepage and keep out floor debris

No-freeze basement drain discharge line in Ellicott City

Frozen Line Protection

Drains and discharge lines resting outside of the home are liable to freeze during the cold winter months.

If your discharge line is frozen with ice, the water will have no exit, thus backing up into your basement or crawl space and burning out your pump. You will be flooded.

To ensure that a basement does not flood from this freezing discharge line, the water needs another way out of your home.

Features of our system:

  • A special grated opening outside your home allows water to escape
  • No valves to turn – IceGuard® works automatically
  • No water escapes during normal pumping

Basement Drainage System with Wall Flange

Gap-Free Wall Drainage

Basement walls can leak in many ways, including through cracks, pipe penetrations, through windows, or simply by having water seep through the concrete.

The hollow cavities in block walls can fill with water, creating a never-ending stream of water vapor and humidity in the home.

Our system can be integrated with these walls by drilling holes in each block that drain into your system.

Features of our system:

  • A 3/8″ wall flange allows water to drain from the walls
  • Compatible with tucked-in wall vapor barriers
  • Neat and clean finished appearance

A drain tile access port for services and maintenance

Easily Accessible Port

Mission Home Services’s WaterGuard® Ports are useful access ports to the system. These ports provide a channel that’s usable for inspection, flood-testing, and for flushing out the system.

These ports are also useful when creating a drainage path for your dehumidifier system — and include convenient knockout holes to allow for the insertion of the drainage tube.

Features of our system:

  • Easy-access ports to the drainage system
  • Drains a dehumidifier that isn’t located near the sump pump
  • Provides a convenient point for inspection

Cutaway diagram of a baseboard basement drainage system

Baseboard Waterproofing System

Some homes are built with a monolithic foundation as part of their design. With monolithic foundations, the floor and footing are poured together as one piece and the edges of the floor are extremely thick.

Jackhammering a trench at the edges of a monolithic foundation is work-intensive and creates a lot of dust! Therefore, a subfloor perimeter drainage system is not advisable. The recommended solution is to install a baseboard drainage system on top of the floor.

Features of our system:

  • Safe for monolithic foundations
  • Installs in only 1-2 days
  • Permanently bonded to the floor
  • Options available for monolithic foundations with leaking floor cracks

 

You Deserve a Comfortable Basement.

Get One Today with Mission Home Services.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and no-obligation quote.

FINANCING

We get it. Basement waterproofing and foundation repair services can be challenging to consider when you’re on a budget. But everyone deserves a home that’s safe. That’s why we offer smart financing options to help make payments easier. View our options and consult with an expert to chart the path that will work best for you and your family.

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“From the very beginning of the transaction, Dave, the owner was honest, upfront and professional in his interactions with me. I am more than pleased with the work but more importantly, his values instilled in me a sense of confidence in small business owners who still believe in doing what is right for customers and providing outstanding customer service. I HIGHLY recommend Mission Home Services!”

Robert J. | ★★★★★

“Dave was super responsive and went above and beyond in getting my basement project completed. He kept in regular contact with me on updates to the project, expected delivery of materials, and on permitting status. Very reliable and did a terrific job on my basement retaining wall.”

Gail B. | ★★★★★

“First of all, I don’t usually do reviews; however, I was so impressed with the guys at Mission Home Services that I felt the need to let others know. We had them out to inspect our basement and give us an estimate on waterproofing it for future renovations. The representatives gave us a great education on not only how a basement leaks, but also how ours was leaking and the correct method to fix it. We highly recommend this company!”

Karly H. | ★★★★★
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