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The simplest, most effective way to stop basement flooding is to install a full-perimeter French drain in your basement.

We Can Create A Customized Drain System To Meet Any Challenge!

The simplest, most effective way to stop basement flooding is to install a full-perimeter French drain in your basement.

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we take pride in our ability to provide homeowners a drainage system installation quickly and successfully. On most projects, our installation crews can install a complete perimeter drain and sump pump system in less than two days.

Once we're done, we'll provide you with a written lifetime warranty on your system. Should you decide to sell your home in the future, this warranty can be transferred over to the new owner.

Which French Drain System Works Best For You?

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 are 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 our customers the following four French drain systems:

The WaterGuard® basement drain system.

WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain

For a typical basement, our WaterGuard® 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 this drainage system out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog.

Installation involves removing a section of floor around the perimeter and creating a drainage trench. Sections of WaterGuard® are then placed within the trench, resting on a bed of drainage stone, and the floor is restored.

A wall flange extends 3/8" above the floor, allowing the drain to collect water leaking from the basement walls.

More on our WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain

The FlowGuard thin floor weeping tile system

FlowGuard® Thin Floor Drain System

Sometimes the concrete floor in a basement is too thin for a drain to be installed on top of the footer. If we did install it on top of the footer, the drain would stick up past the concrete slab.

We usually address this challenge with our FlowGuard Thin Floor System. This system is designed to sit in front of the footing in a bed of drainage stone. After installation, the concrete floor is restored over it.

Like our other drain systems, FlowGuard includes a wall flange, which extends up the wall to direct any leaking water to your sump pump system.

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The TrenchDrain Grated Drainage Pipe System

TrenchDrain™ Grated Drainage Pipe

We sometimes span the opening with our TrenchDrain Grated Draining Pipe. The grated opening of this system is designed to accept water from the floor, where it's then directed to your perimeter drain.

Like our other drain systems, TrenchDrain is compatible with a radon mitigation system. If this is a concern for you, ask your specialist for details on how TrenchDrain works in a sealed radon mitigation system.

More on our TrenchDrain Drainage Pipe

Let Us Customize A French Drain System For Your Home!

No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you're facing, our waterproofing products can be combined to create a solution that's ideal for you!

Our line of drainage products has been used in warrantied systems for hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide! To learn more about how our system can work for you, contact us by phone or e-mail today for a free basement waterproofing quote!

Our Free Estimates include an on-site inspection and consultation, as well as a written cost quote.

Schedule a Free Estimate

Please fill in the information below to setup your FREE INSPECTION! A member of our team will call you to confirm the details and walk you through the process.

Please Note: You must be the Homeowner to receive our Free Estimate. Prospective buyers, renters, and non-homeowners will be charged a $250. fee for the written quote. This fee is payable upon setting the appointment, but will be credited to the final job cost if the work is completed by Foundation Systems of Michigan.

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