If you have water leaking into your basement, a perimeter drain could be the right option for you. At Ohio Basement Authority, we offer a variety of interior drainage systems to help you keep your basement dry and clean. Our systems fit all types of foundations and floor slabs, and our experts will help you identify the best drain for your needs.
Click below to learn more about how we can help you. We offer free estimates on all basement drainage system installations in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton Springfield, Mansfield, and throughout southern Ohio.
Different problems call for different tools to fix them. In the same way that we wouldn’t use a hammer to drive in a screw, we do not use the same drain system for every basement waterproofing job we complete.
Each of our drainage systems is designed to address a different, unique challenge that you may be facing. Some of these challenges involve the way your home has been designed, while others address unusual basement water issues, such as iron ochre. We offer a wide selection of French drain systems to choose from:
For a typical basement, our BasementGutter™ system is the ideal choice for waterproofing. This French drain is designed to be installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps the drainage system out of the “mud zone”, where drains can clog. BasementGutter™ is installed with minimal invasion of the slab, and all concrete is restored after installation.
The BasementGutter™ 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. BasementGutter™ works for both block walls and poured concrete, ensuring that your basement remains dry in all situations. This product also comes with a written lifetime warranty.
If iron bacteria is present in your 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 BasementGutter™ IOS Basement Drain.
This product is a modified version of our BasementGutter™ 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.
For many homeowners, preventing flooding from an outer entryway such as a hatchway, garage door, or doorway is a priority. In this case we use the 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.
No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you’re facing, our waterproofing products can provide a solution that’s ideal for you! Call your local basement waterproofing experts at Ohio Basement Authority today to get started with a free estimate in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Mansfield, and throughout southern Ohio.