Basement Waterproofing in PA, DE, MD and NJ, including West Chester, Newark & Philadelphia.

The WaterGuard® Below-Floor French Drain System

What It Does:

The WaterGuard System is an award-winning, patented below-floor drain that rests in a bed of drainage stone on top of the foundation footing.

By installing the drain at this point, it's kept out of the "mud zone", the point where clogged drains are common. The unique shape and large drain openings of WaterGuard also aid in prevent clogs in the system.

WaterGuard is what we usually recommend, and is our most widely used drain system. It's popular because of its resistant to clogs, its easy-to-access service ports, and its ability to also collect leaking water from the basement walls.

Customers also appreciate how quickly this system is installed in a home -- which is done with minimal removal of the slab. All removed concrete is restored during the installation.

Advantages To Our System:

  • Installed Out Of The "Mud Zone"
  • An Anti-Clog Design
  • Collects Leaking Water From Walls
  • Includes A Written Lifetime Warranty

Our French drain systems are a key part of a complete basement waterproofing system, and help to provide a permanent solution for flooding. Our dealers are typically able to install a complete system in less than two days.

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We provide free on-site cost quotes to homeowners throughout our Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey service area, including Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, surrounding areas such as Newark, West Chester, Camden, New Castle, Coatesville, Downingtown, Cherry Hill, and nearby.

closeup of our basement drain's wall flange.

The WaterGuard Below-Floor Drain System is designed with a built-in wall flange, which extends up your basement wall by 3/8".

Any water leaking from the walls will move downward and behind this flange, where it is then directed into the WaterGuard system.

Collecting Water From Wall Cracks

Basement walls can flood from many points -- including from wall cracks, pipe or wire penetrations, and through basement windows.

At Basement Systems USA, we have many products that can collect this water from the walls and redirect it to your below-floor drain -- including our FlexiSpan™ Wall Crack System, and our WellDuct® Window Drain.

Water collected by these systems is then drained down to your WaterGuard System and directed to your sump system.

Fixing Leaking Concrete Block Walls

If you have block walls, water can build up in the empty cavity of each block. Eventually, this water seeps through and enters your home.

The key to solving this problem is to give the water a way to drain out of the cavities. To accomplish this, we drill "weep holes" in each block, which drain the block of water as it fills.

This water is released behind the wall flange of the WaterGuard system, which directs this water into your below-floor drain.

Why Not Use PVC Pipe For Your Below-Floor Drain?

Typical below-floor drain systems use PVC pipe sections and make for a difficult installation. These wide sections of pipe are too large to rest on the footing, so extra floor will need to be removed to install it in front of the footing instead. That means extra work for you!

Because they sit in front of the footing, they will have to sit in the "mud zone" -- which makes them highly vulnerable to clogging with mud. And because they don't come with a wall flange, a 1/2" gap will be left along the edges -- which is notorious for clogging with debris from the floor.

Install Our Below-Floor Drain System In Your Home!

Our patented WaterGuard System is the result of more than two decades of research and development by the world's largest network of waterproofers -- and is backed by a lifetime transferable written warranty! This system has been successfully used in hundreds of thousands of basements in more than three continents, and is a proven way to permanently dry your basement.

For more information, contact us today for a free basement waterproofing quote! We'll stop by your home to provide an on-site inspection and measurement of your basement. Our visit includes an on-site consultation where we answer any questions you may have, as well as a customized cost quote for all work you'd like to have done.

Our Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey service area includes Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, nearby Newark, West Chester, Camden, New Castle, Coatesville, Downingtown, Cherry Hill, and the surrounding area. Don't wait to transform your basement into dry, usable space! Contact us by phone or e-mail today to get started!

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Serving PA, DE, MD and NJ including the Greater Philadelphia area
Cities in Kent County, DE
Smyrna

Cities in New Castle County, DE
Bear
Claymont
Delaware City
Hockessin
Middletown
New Castle
Newark
Townsend
Wilmington
Yorklyn

Cities in Anne Arundel County, MD
Curtis Bay
Linthicum Heights

Cities in Baltimore County, MD
Baldwin
Baltimore
Boring
Brooklandville
Butler
Catonsville
Chase
Cockeysville
Dundalk
Essex
Fork
Fort Howard
Freeland
Glen Arm
Glyndon
Gwynn Oak
Halethorpe
Hunt Valley
Hydes
Kingsville
Long Green
Lutherville Timonium
Maryland Line
Middle River
Monkton
Nottingham
Owings Mills
Parkton
Parkville
Perry Hall
Phoenix
Pikesville
Randallstown
Reisterstown
Riderwood
Rosedale
Sparks Glencoe
Sparrows Point
Stevenson
Towson
Upper Falls
Upperco
White Marsh
Windsor Mill
Overlea
Carney

Cities in Baltimore City County, MD
Baltimore
Brooklyn

Cities in Carroll County, MD
Finksburg
Hampstead
Marriottsville

Cities in Cecil County, MD
Cecilton
Charlestown
Chesapeake City
Childs
Colora
Conowingo
Earleville
Elk Mills
Elkton
Georgetown
North East
Perry Point
Perryville
Port Deposit
Rising Sun
Warwick

Cities in Harford County, MD
Aberdeen
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Abingdon
Bel Air
Belcamp
Benson
Churchville
Darlington
Edgewood
Fallston
Forest Hill
Gunpowder
Havre De Grace
Jarrettsville
Joppa
Perryman
Pylesville
Street
White Hall
Whiteford

Cities in Howard County, MD
Elkridge
Ellicott City
Woodstock

Cities in Kent County, MD
Betterton
Chestertown
Galena
Kennedyville
Massey
Millington
Rock Hall
Still Pond
Worton

Cities in Queen Annes County, MD
Church Hill
Crumpton

Cities in Burlington County, NJ
Beverly
Birmingham
Bordentown
Browns Mills
Burlington
Chatsworth
Chesterfield
Columbus
Cookstown
Delanco
Delran
Florence
Fort Dix
Hainesport
Jobstown
Juliustown
Lumberton
Maple Shade
Marlton
Medford
Moorestown
Mount Holly
Mount Laurel
New Gretna
New Lisbon
Palmyra
Pemberton
Rancocas
Riverside
Riverton
Roebling
Shamong
Southampton
Tabernacle
Trenton
Vincentown
Willingboro
Wrightstown

Cities in Camden County, NJ
Audubon
Bellmawr
Camden
Cherry Hill
Collingswood
Gloucester City
Haddon Heights
Haddon Township
Haddonfield
Merchantville
Mount Ephraim
Oaklyn
Pennsauken
Atco
Barrington
Berlin
Blackwood
Cedar Brook
Clementon
Gibbsboro
Glendora
Lawnside
Magnolia
Runnemede
Sicklerville
Somerdale
Stratford
Voorhees
Waterford Works
West Berlin
Winslow

Cities in Gloucester County, NJ
Bridgeport
Clarksboro
Deptford
Gibbstown
Mickleton
Mount Royal
National Park
Paulsboro
Swedesboro
Thorofare
Westville
Woodbury
Clayton
Ewan
Franklinville
Glassboro
Grenloch
Harrisonville
Malaga
Mantua
Mullica Hill
Newfield
Pitman
Richwood
Sewell
South Harrison Township
Wenonah
Williamstown
Woodbury Heights

Cities in Salem County, NJ
Pedricktown
Penns Grove
Alloway
Deepwater
Elmer
Hancocks Bridge
Monroeville
Norma
Pennsville
Quinton
Salem
Woodstown

Cities in Berks County, PA
Mohnton
Morgantown

Cities in Chester County, PA
Atglen
Avondale
Berwyn
Chester Springs
Coatesville
Cochranville
Devon
Downingtown
Elverson
Exton
Glenmoore
Honey Brook
Kennett Square
Landenberg
Lincoln University
Malvern
Nottingham
Oxford
Paoli
Parkesburg
Phoenixville
Pottstown
Spring City
Thorndale
Toughkenamon
West Chester
West Grove

Cities in Delaware County, PA
Aston
Brookhaven
Broomall
Bryn Mawr
Chadds Ford
Chester
Cheyney
Clifton Heights
Crum Lynne
Darby
Drexel Hill
Essington
Folcroft
Folsom
Garnet Valley
Glen Mills
Glenolden
Havertown
Holmes
Lansdowne
Marcus Hook
Media
Morton
Newtown Square
Norwood
Philadelphia
Prospect Park
Ridley Park
Sharon Hill
Springfield
Swarthmore
Thornton
Upper Darby
Villanova
Wallingford
Wayne
Woodlyn

Cities in Lancaster County, PA
Adamstown
Akron
Bird In Hand
Christiana
Conestoga
Denver
Drumore
East Earl
Ephrata
Gap
Gordonville
Holtwood
Kinzers
Kirkwood
Lancaster
Leola
Lititz
Millersville
Narvon
New Holland
New Providence
Paradise
Peach Bottom
Pequea
Quarryville
Reinholds
Ronks
Smoketown
Stevens
Strasburg
Terre Hill
Willow Street
Bainbridge
Bart
Bausman
Blue Ball
Bowmansville
Brownstown
Columbia
East Petersburg
Elizabethtown
Elm
Goodville
Hopeland
Intercourse
Lampeter
Landisville
Manheim
Marietta
Martindale
Maytown
Mount Joy
Mountville
Penryn
Reamstown
Refton
Rheems
Silver Spring
Talmage
Washington Boro
West Willow
Witmer

Cities in Montgomery County, PA
Ardmore
Haverford
Mont Clare
Oaks
Wynnewood

Cities in Philadelphia County, PA
Philadelphia

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