Interior Basement Drainage in Western NJ & Eastern PA

A Perimeter Drainage System Inside Your Home will keep your Wet Basement Dry

Illustration of an exterior French drain system installed around the perimeter of a home
Basement drains have many different names, including drain tile, weeping tile, French drain, interior footing drain, and other names. They also come in many shapes and sizes, some which work better than others.

Want your basement dry all the time? An inside perimeter drainage system of your basement will take care of that.

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 of your home.

How Do Interior Basement Drains Keep A Basement Dry

Installing a basement drain inside your home, a contractor will run a drainage system across all leaking walls and ideally along the entire perimeter of the basement or crawl space.

A sump pump will discharge the water out and away from the house, once the water is accumulated.

The Facts About Interior Basement Drain Systems

With any product, some will work much better than others, and the same can be said with basement drains. There will be some basement drains that will perform better than other ones.

B.Q. Basement Systems would like to share with you some of the features of the best basement drains -- and why our system is the one for you.

If you're interested in more information, B.Q. Basement Systems is ready to help you.

We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout Eastern PA & Western NJ. Our service area includes Pottstown, Trenton, Levittown, and many areas nearby.


A no-clog basement french drain system

Clog-free drainage

Some French drain 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 system.

While other drains sit completely underneath the basement floor laying in the mud in front of the footing, underneath your home. Mud can easily and quickly clog these drains causing the drainage system to stop working correctly.

Features of Our System:

  • Sits on top of the footing, out of the mud
  • A bed of stone keeps system clean and provides a backer for the concrete
  • 3/8" wall flange to accept wall seepage that will not clog with floor debris

No-freeze basement drain discharge line

Frozen Discharge Line Protection


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

You can become flooded if your discharge lines become frozen with ice, because water will be unable to exit, thus creating a backing up effect into your basement or crawlspace and could burn out your pump.

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

No Open Gaps on the Floor! Built-In 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.

A never-ending stream of water vapor and humidity entering the home can be caused by hollow cavities in block walls filled with water.

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

An Easily Accessible Port

Basement Systems' WaterGuard® Ports are useful access ports to the system. They have a knockout hole so you can drain a dehumidifier hose into the top of the system. They are also useful when inspecting or flood testing the system which will be important for any home in the Philadelphia.

Features of Our System:

  • Easy-access ports to the drainage system
  • Drain a dehumidifier that isn't located near the sump pump

Cutaway diagram of a baseboard basement drainage system

For Special Applications, Baseboard Waterproofing System


A monolithic foundation can be part of some home designs. With monolithic foundations, the floor and footing are poured together as one piece. This means the edges of your basement floor are indeed your footing and are very thick at the edges.

A subfloor perimeter drainage system is not advisable, because jackhammering a trench at the edges of a monolithic foundation may damage the footing. The solution for waterproofing a monolithic foundation is to install a baseboard drainage system on top of the floor.

A special dovetail design and two-part epoxy ensures the DryTrak® won't separate or be accidentally kicked or knocked loose from the floor. Other drainage may also be recommended through the center areas of the floor, especially if you have leaking floor cracks in a monolithic foundation.

Features of Our System:

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

Serving Pottstown, Trenton, Levittown, Newtown, Frenchtown, Red Hill, Doylestown, Bala Cynwyd, Quakertown, New Hope, Flemington and surrounding areas with a wide range of basement waterproofing services, BQ Basement Systems is the basement waterproofing contractor perfect for any home!

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Akron
  • Atglen
  • Avondale
  • Bainbridge
  • Bird In Hand
  • Chatham
  • Christiana
  • Cochranville
  • Columbia
  • Conestoga
  • Drumore
  • East Petersburg
  • Elizabethtown
  • Ephrata
  • Gap
  • Gordonville
  • Holtwood
  • Kelton
  • Kemblesville
  • Kinzers
  • Kirkwood
  • Lancaster
  • Landenberg
  • Landisville
  • Leola
  • Lewisville
  • Lincoln University
  • Lititz
  • Manheim
  • Marietta
  • Millersville
  • Mount Joy
  • Mountville
  • New Holland
  • New London
  • New Providence
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Paradise
  • Parkesburg
  • Peach Bottom
  • Pequea
  • Pomeroy
  • Quarryville
  • Ronks
  • Smoketown
  • Strasburg
  • Washington Boro
  • West Grove
  • Willow Street
Our Locations:

BQ Basement Systems
525 Bethlehem Pike
Erdenheim, PA 19038
1-215-987-6515