There are different tools to fix different problems. You wouldn't use a hammer to pound in a screw, right? In the same way, we wouldn't waterproof a basement with generic piping.
We have the drainage solutions you need to create dry, usable space in your basement or crawl space here at Century Masonry. We have the ability to customize our unique basement drain system so that it specifically works for your home and problem- no matter what it may be. If you are looking for more information or a free basement waterproofing quote, call or e-mail us today! Our installations take 1-2 days.
WaterGuard, which is our most popular drainage system, and is the perfect solution for most basement waterproofing applications.
Our unique system is unlike any old-fashioned drain tile systems which are installed on the outside of the home. WaterGuard is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor to solve your wet basement problems once and for all!
DryTrak is a baseboard drainage system that is installed above the floor and along the inside perimeter of the basement.
If your floor and footing were poured as one piece, called a monolithic foundation, DryTrak is the only drainage system that's appropriate. DryTrak is also ideal for other functions when jack-hammering the floor is not an option- for example- in basements with radiant heat.
Along with our WaterGuard and DryTrak systems, we offer all of the following specialized drainage systems:
Crawl Space Drainage
Grated Basement Drain
Iron Ochre System
Thin Floor System
Perfect for the crawl space 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.
The SmartPipe system is the first custom-engineered crawl space drain on the market. With five perforated rows of drainage holes and a clog-resistant filter fabric, it's a cost-effective and long-lasting way to keep your space dry for the long haul.
Many homeowners have concerns with water flowing in through exterior doorways, stairways, and garage door openings. A normal drainage system cannot address this problem.
For these situations, 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 water entering from the outside.
In some rare cases, homeowners with high iron levels in their water will experience a thick, reddish-orange substance oozing through when the basement floods.
This material is called "iron ochre", and it comes from both bacterial origins and from 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 ground water. This drain is specifically designed with wide openings and a completely removable lid that will help your system avoid clogging and provide clear access for maintenance.
Installing a drainage system along the footing is the way to go with most perimeter drainage systems. However, when basement floors are very thin, it may be impossible to "hide" a normal drain under the floor in this way.
For homeowners with very thin basement floors, we recommend FlowGuard, along with a drain installed in front of the footing.
FlowGuard will collect 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. It's the best of both worlds for an unusual situation.
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