Below Floor Drain

The WaterGuard® French Drain System

Overhead view of a basement drain system installed in a basement.

If you have issues with water in your basement in Westminster, Walkersville, Frederick or nearby, call us today at 1-844-387-2656 or click below. We offer free estimates on all of our basement drainage work.

Award-Winning. Widely-Used. Clog-Resistant.

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.

A basement drain system installed in a Silver Spring homeBy 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 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.

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″.

Any water leaking from the walls will move downward and behind this flange, where it is then directed into the WaterGuard® system.

Prevent Wall Crack Flooding

Basement walls can flood from many points — including from wall cracks, pipe or wire penetrations, and through basement windows.

At Mission Home Services, we have many products that can collect this water from the walls and redirect it to your below-floor drain, including our WellDuct® Window Drain.

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

Fix 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 to Use PVC Pipe

Invasive Installation. Vulnerable to Clogs. Inferior Quality.

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.

Transform Your Basement

The experts at Mission Home Services will help you create a dry, comfortable basement.

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 Maryland service area includes Frederick, Walkersville, Westminster, nearby Hagerstown, Columbia, Cumberland, Silver Spring, Ellicott City, Olney, Laurel, and the surrounding area. Don’t wait to transform your basement into a dry, usable space.

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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Our Reviews

You don’t have to take our word for it. Our customers agree and we’re happy about that.

“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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