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We don't use generic piping to waterproof your basement. Instead we used patented products we engineered specifically to fix wet basement problems.
At Quality 1st Basements we have an interior drainage system we install along the perimeter of your basement. Once installed the drain system catches any entering water and drains it safely to a sump pump. From there the water is pumped out and away from your home.
The great news is that we can install this patented & warranted system in only 1-2 days. You don't need to wait long to have a permanently protected dry basement. Get your
We install interior french drain systems all throughout New York City including: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & the Bronx.
The most popular basement drainage system we use is WaterGuard® is the system designed specifically for most basement waterproofing applications.
Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems that are installed outside under the earth along the basement floor our system is installed inside along the perimeter of the basement.
For homes that have a monolithic foundation we use a baseboard drainage system called DryTrak®. DryTrak is installed above the floor along the perimeter of the basement.
Since monolithic foundations are poured as a solid piece they are a huge pain to jackhammer. So we designed DryTrak to be installed without jackhammering. This method also works well for floors that can't be jackhammered like radiant heat.
Along with our WaterGuard® and DryTrak® systems, we offer all of the following specialized drainage systems:
Crawl Space Drainage
Grated Basement Drain
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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 weeping tile 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.