Installing an Interior Basement Drain in Ohio

Dry a Wet Basement by Placing a Perimeter Drainage System Inside your Home

Illustration of an exterior French drain system installed around the perimeter of a home

Basement drains come in many shapes and sizes, some which work better than others. Basement drains also have many names, including drain tile, weeping tile, French drain, drain pipe, and other names.

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

An interior system can bypass the expense, work, and damage to your yard that is caused by an exterior French drain system.

Interior systems cost half as much, install in 1-2 days, and are installed with no need to excavate the outside of your home.

How Interior Basement Drains Work

To install a basement drain inside your home, the contractor will run a basement drain across all flooding walls and, ideally 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.

What Works With Interior Basement Drain Systems

Different basement drains are not alike, and some work much better than others. Superior Basement Systems would like to share with you some of the features of the best basement drains-- and why their system is the one for you.

If you're interested in more information, Superior Basement Systems is ready to help you. We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout Ohio. Our service area includes Alliance, Ashland, Cadiz, Dover, East Liverpool, Hartville, Massillon, Millersburg, New Philadelphia, Salineville, Wooster, Yorkville and many areas nearby.

A no-clog basement french drain system installed in Uniontown, OH

Drainage That Will Not Clog

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

Other drains sit completely underneath the basement floor, 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 footer, above the mud
  • A bed stone ensures that mud will nor clog the drain
  • 3/8" wall flange will not clog with floor debris

No-freeze basement drain discharge line in Cairo

Discharge Lines That Do Not Freeze

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

If your discharge line is clogged with ice, your sump pump will be unable to work, and your basement will flood. To ensure that a basement does not flood, the water needs two ways out of your home.

Features of Our System:

  • A grated opening at the base of the pipe allows for ice protection
  • Two-pump systems have two discharge lines with grated openings

Basement Drainage System wtih Wall Flange

Collects Water From Walls (Without An Open Gap)

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

In the case of block walls, the open cavities of the blocks can fill with pooling water, creating a humidity issue in the home.

Features of Our System:

  • A 3/8" wall flange collects water from the walls
  • Compatible with tucked-in wall vapor barriers
  • Collects water from block halls through drilled "weep holes"

A draihn tile access port for services and maintenance

An Easily Serviceable Basement Drain

One of the most persistent issues in basement drainage systems is that the drain is expensive and difficult to service should it become clogged. This may be because the system is inaccessible, has been concreted over, or is located outside of the home.

An ideal drain should have access ports, so clogging can be addressed.

Features of Our System:

  • Easy-access ports to the drainage system
  • An anti-clog design that sits away from the mud
  • Anti-clog options available for homes with iron ochre

Cutaway diagram of a baseboard basement drainage system

The Installation Does Not Damage Your Foundation

Some homes are built with monolithic floors as part of their design. With monolithic foundations, the floor and footer are poured together as one piece.

To jackhammer into floors like this may damage the foundation footer. Therefore, a below-the-floor system is not possible. The solution for these kinds of foundations is to install a baseboard system on top of the floor.

Features of Our System:

  • A baseboard drain is available for monolithic floors
  • Like our below-the-floor system, it installs in 1-2 days.

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Serving OH including the Greater Canton area
Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Ashland County, OH
Ashland
Jeromesville
Loudonville
Perrysville
Polk

Cities in Belmont County, OH
Alledonia
Barnesville
Bellaire
Belmont
Bethesda
Bridgeport
Flushing
Jacobsburg
Martins Ferry
Piedmont
Powhatan Point
Saint Clairsville
Shadyside

Cities in Carroll County, OH
Carrollton
Dellroy
Malvern
Mechanicstown
Sherrodsville

Cities in Columbiana County, OH
East Liverpool
East Rochester
Hanoverton
Homeworth
Kensington
Lisbon
Salineville
Wellsville

Cities in Coshocton County, OH
Fresno
West Lafayette

Cities in Guernsey County, OH
Byesville
Cambridge
Kimbolton
Lore City
Pleasant City
Quaker City
Salesville
Senecaville

Cities in Harrison County, OH
Bowerston
Cadiz
Freeport
Hopedale
Jewett
Scio
Tippecanoe

Cities in Holmes County, OH
Big Prairie
Glenmont
Holmesville
Killbuck
Lakeville
Millersburg

Cities in Jefferson County, OH
Adena
Amsterdam
Bergholz
Bloomingdale
Brilliant
Dillonvale
Hammondsville
Irondale
Mingo Junction
Rayland
Richmond
Steubenville
Tiltonsville
Toronto
Yorkville

Cities in Knox County, OH
Brinkhaven

Cities in Mahoning County, OH
Beloit
Sebring

Cities in Monroe County, OH
Beallsville
Clarington
Graysville
Jerusalem
Lewisville
Sardis
Woodsfield

Cities in Stark County, OH
Alliance
Beach City
Brewster
Canal Fulton
Canton
East Canton
East Sparta
Hartville
Louisville
Magnolia
Massillon
Minerva
Navarre
North Canton
North Lawrence
Paris
Uniontown
Waynesburg
Wilmot

Cities in Summit County, OH
Clinton

Cities in Tuscarawas County, OH
Baltic
Bolivar
Dennison
Dover
Dundee
Gnadenhutten
Mineral City
New Philadelphia
Newcomerstown
Port Washington
Stone Creek
Strasburg
Sugarcreek
Uhrichsville

Cities in Wayne County, OH
Apple Creek
Burbank
Creston
Dalton
Doylestown
Fredericksburg
Marshallville
Orrville
Rittman
Shreve
Smithville
Sterling
West Salem
Wooster

Our Locations:

Superior Basement Systems
6628 Roy Andrews Road NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
1-330-423-4426