Most basements have access to the outside, but these entryways can also expose the room to flooding. At Connecticut Basement Systems, we have developed solutions to prevent groundwater and rainwater from entering your basement, damaging your property, and causing mold problems.
Our five different French drain systems combine to solve any basement flooding issue -- no matter what that challenges you're facing!
To schedule a free, no-obligation drainage pipe installation quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today! Our waterproofing specialists serve throughout ourConnecticut service area, including West Hartford, Norwalk, Stamford and nearby.
Many homeowners have contacted us with concerns about water flowing into their home through hatchway entrances, down stairways, or through garage doors.
When we encounter this kind of situation, we usually recommend our TrenchDrain Drainage Pipe System.
TrenchDrain resembles half of a basement drainage pipe, with a grated opening fitted snugly on top. The grate is flush or slightly below the floor, eliminating any tripping hazard.
It is uniquely designed to span doorways, hatchway entrances, and similar entryway doors. Any water passing over the drain is collected through the openings and redirected to your sump pump.
Our TrenchDrain System has a removable lid that can be taken off to remove leaves, dirt, or debris that could clog your system.
This drain can also be fitted with a ball-and-cup drain -- making it compatible with an existing radon mitigation system.
Many of our customers have the TrenchDrain System installed along the opening to their garage door. In this application, the drain will intercept the water and direct it to your sump pump system.
We always recommend installing the drain along the inside of the garage, where it's much less likely to freeze during the winter months.
Installing our drain along the inside of the door will also protect the system from clogging with outside debris, such as dirt, sand, sticks, and leaves.
When installing this system on hatchway doors, we will generally recommend installing them inside the hatchway entrance (instead of in the basement itself) when possible.
Since the TrenchDrain Drainage Pipe System includes a grated opening, it separates the drain from the basement as much as possible.
Including a section of TrenchDrain in your full-perimeter drainage pipe system does not add any additional cost to the completed waterproofing system. Even if your hatchway isn't leaking now, we recommend installing this system just in case.
We'd like to provide you with a free basement waterproofing quote for your home. Our free quotes are available to homeowners within our Connecticut service area and include an on-site inspection, a professional consultation, and a written, customized cost quote. To schedule your free quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today!