French Drains

French Drain Installation in Maryland

We expertly implement French drain systems to keep your home safe and dry.

Perimeter drainage systems can keep your home dry.

Perimeter drainage systems like French drains can play a large role in keeping your home safe and dry.

Here’s the problem. The soil surrounding your home tends to be less dense than the soil farther away from your home. As water moves through the soil, it tends to settle in the spaces where soil is less dense – which means it settles right next to your home’s foundation. Eventually, if the process continues, it will cause foundational damage and enter your home.

French drains prevent this from happening by safely diverting water from the perimeter of your home to safer areas, keeping your basement and foundation safe.

Here’s how they work.

French drains are also known as:

  • Basement drains
  • Drain tile
  • Weeping tile
  • Footing drains
  • Perimeter drains

We offer the following types of French drain solutions:

WaterGuard® System

For many basements, the WaterGuard® system is the ideal choice for waterproofing. This French drain is designed for installation under the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps the drainage system out of the “mud zone”, where drains can clog. WaterGuard® is installed with minimal invasion of the slab, and all concrete is restored after installation.

The WaterGuard® system collects water that seeps through basement walls and drains it to your sump pump. The system installs quickly and has a clean finished appearance, meaning you don’t have to worry about having an unsightly drain around the basement. WaterGuard® works for both block walls and poured concrete, ensuring that your basement remains dry in all situations.

FlowGuard® Thin Floor Drain System

Occasionally, the concrete floor of a basement is simply too thin for a drain to be installed on top of the footer. If we did install it on top of the footer, the drain would stick up past the concrete slab. We usually address this challenge with our FlowGuard® Thin Floor System. This system is designed to sit in front of the footing in a bed of drainage stone. After installation, the concrete floor is restored over the drain.

Like our other drain systems, FlowGuard® includes a wall flange, which extends up the wall to direct any leaking water to your sump pump system. This system avoids the “mud zone” to prevent any clogging issues as well. With quick installation and a seamless finish, you’ll be able to enjoy protection from leaks in your basement for years to come.

WaterGuard® IOS Basement Drain

In rare circumstances where iron bacteria are present in a home’s 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 WaterGuard® IOS Basement Drain.

This product is a modified version of our WaterGuard® 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. This system will protect your home from the nasty appearance and smell iron ochre brings while helping prevent any water from seeping into your basement.

TrenchDrain™ Grated Drain Pipe

Often, preventing flooding from an outer entryway such as a hatchway, garage door, or doorway is a priority for homeowners. In this case, we use the TrenchDrain™ Grated Draining Pipe to span the opening and prevent water from flowing into your basement. The grated opening of this system is designed to accept water from the floor, where it’s then redirected to your perimeter drain and your sump pump.

This system comes with a removable lid to clear any debris that may enter the drain and is compatible with all our perimeter drain systems. The device lays smoothly across the floor to eliminate tripping hazards. We also recommend installing the drain inside the door to prevent debris from flooding in as well as to prevent freezing in the winter. TrenchDrain™ comes with a written lifetime warranty.

TrenchLock™ Drain Inserts

Unfortunately, trench drains have the unintended consequence of allowing air from drainage channels and from the ground into the home. This air from the ground may contain hazardous radon gas, a naturally occurring radioactive gas. TrenchLock™ trench drain inserts are specially designed to block unwanted ground air and gasses from entering the basement and ultimately your home.

TrenchLock™ is an insert that can be installed in an existing trench drain to allow water down without allowing air to come up. The system comes with balls that fit over the drainage holes, which create an airtight seal when there is no water. When water enters the drain, the ball floats to allow the water to drain, sinking back into place as the water drains out. This allows the drain to function perfectly without allowing air to enter.

All of our installations include a written and transferable warranty to ensure you have long-term peace of mind.

Are you ready to prevent basement flooding in your home with a French drain solution?

Get in touch with us for a free quote and take the first step toward keeping your home safe.

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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