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Many different solutions require equally as many tools to correct them. In the same way that we wouldn't use a hammer to pound in a screw, we wouldn't use generic piping to waterproof a basement.
There is a drain solution that will fit your specific needs here at BQ Basement Systems, creating a dry usable space in your basement or crawl space. Whatever the problem may be -- we customize for you specific solutions, with our specialized drainage systems.
For a free basement waterproofing quote, call or e-mail us today!
Our most popular drainage system, WaterGuard® is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications.
Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems installed on the outside of the home, WaterGuard® is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor.
DryTrak® installs above the floor and along the inside perimeter of the basement, as a baseboard drainage system.
If your floor and footing were poured as one piece then your foundation is monolithic, and there is only one appropriate drainage system.
DryTrak® is also perfect for other applications when jackhammering the floor is not an option -- in basements with radiant heat, for example.
BQ Basement Systems is the only basement waterproofing company that solves these drainage problems once and for all. If you are looking for a basement waterproofing contractor to resolve your drainage issues in Newtown, Frenchtown, Red Hill, Doylestown, Bala Cynwyd, Quakertown, New Hope, Flemington or nearby, contact BQ Basement Systems today for a Free Estimate!
Along with our WaterGuard® and DryTrak® systems, we offer all of the following specialized drainage systems:
Crawl Space Drainage
Grated Basement Drain
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Iron Ochre System
Thin Floor System
Perfect for the crawlspace environment, this plastic piping system is designed to be installed in a drainage swale running along the perimeter. Combined with a crawl space vapor barrier and sump pump, it will direct water underneath the plastic barrier to the sump pump, where the water is discharged from your home.
SmartPipe™ is the first custom-engineered crawl space drain on the market. With 5 rows of drainage holes and a clog-resistant filter fabric, it's a cost-effective way to keep your space dry for the long haul.
Many homeowners have concerns with water flowing in through exterior doorways, stairways, and door openings. A normal drainage system cannot address this problem. We recommend the TrenchDrain drain channel and grating system. This is specifically designed to intercept water at doorways and similar openings and direct it to your sump pump.
TrenchDrain resembles half of a piping system with a grate fitted snugly on top. The grate is flush with or slightly below the floor, where it can catch entering from the outside.
In some cases, homes with high iron levels in their water will experience a thick, reddish substance oozing through when the basement floods. This is called "iron ochre" and it comes from bacteria and chemical reactions in the soil. It can easily clog your drainage system and stain your concrete, as well as anything else it touches.
WaterGuard®: Iron Ochre System (IOS) is the answer for homeowners with iron ochre in their water. This drain is specifically designed with wide openings and a large, open drainage system that will help your system avoid clogging.
Installing a drainage system along the footing is the way to go with most perimeter drainage systems. When basement floors are very thin, it may be impossible to "hide" a normal drain under the floor in this way. For homeowners with thin basement floors, we recommend FlowGuard, with a drain installed in front of the footing.
FlowGuard collects water from the wall/floor joint, as well as the basement walls. It then directs it to a drain that's placed in front of your foundation footer and underneath the floor.