Basement Drainage Systems in DC, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville & surrounding MD areas.
The best way to fix a wet basement is to have a full-perimeter drainage system installed in your basement.
We provide homeowners with a custom-designed drainage system to suit their home specifically. Installation is quick and efficient with our experienced crews completing most waterproofing systems in less than two days.
After installation, your home is awarded its Healthy Basement Certification as well as a fully transferable lifetime warranty.
(the old-fashioned solution)
If you have a basement, there’s a good chance that your home was built with French Drain systems in place. In fact, over 100 years ago these footing drains were used to help control all sorts of ground water problems around foundation walls – but not anymore! As time goes by and silt clogs up the system from flowing properly through it.
To fix a clogged drain pipe you would need to dig out the foundation up to the footing.
Interior Perimeter Drainage Systems in DC & Surrounding Areas
Floodbusters Basements is proud to offer a superior alternative to the old-fashioned French drain. Our drainage system, installed along your basement’s interior perimeter, is outfitted with valves that can be opened or closed remotely for maintenance purposes without compromising its integrity in any way! It also remains accessible even after years of use – unlike other more traditional methods which may become clogged over time.
We have two types of systems available depending on what you want improved about your home’s foundation and to achieve the Level 2 Healthy Basement Certificate which is a warranty for your system.
Sump Pumps Installed in Washington, DC & Surrounding MD Areas
The heart of our waterproofing system is the sump pump. As the perimeter drains collect all the groundwater from your foundation it will collect in our patented GrateSump™ sump pit and pumped up using our powerful FastSump Sump Pumps and discharged as far away as soon as possible!
Battery Backup Sump Pumps
Your sump pump relies on your home’s electricity to operate.
Yet, what happens when a storm knocks down the power and your sump pump is off when you need it most?
Both designed to keep your basement dry no matter how much water comes your way!
Grate Sump Plus
The Grate Sump Plus™ provides effective protection for your basement during power outages. It will automatically kick in during power outages and automatically recharge when the power comes back on.
The battery powers one 4-amp pump for up to 8,000-10,000 gallons and the system can be configured with two batteries for up to 12,000-14,000 gallons output.
The system also comes with a low battery alarm and LED indicator to let you know in advance if more power is needed.
Grate Sump Plus II
Our Grate Sump Plus II™ is the ultimate protection for your basement.
This dual-pump system can handle virtually any amount of water, and keep your basement dry even during prolonged power outages.
It has all the powerful features of the Grate Sump Plus systems, times 2!
Like all of our products, the Grate Sump Plus II is also Nationally backed by our Healthy Basement Certificate with a limited Transferable Lifetime Warranty!
What is a French Drain?
The French or footing drain is a line of clay or corrugated pipe installed by the footing, around the entire external perimeter of the basement. Its job is to collect groundwater and divert it away and divert it away from the foundation.
Do I need a French Drain?
If your home is less than 100 years old, chances are it already has a French drain. That is how long it´s been used to control groundwater. Yet, if your basement is still leaking, is probably because it is clogged or collapsed. You will either need to dig out your foundation and replace the pipe or have an Interior Drainage System installed along the interior perimeter of your basement, instead.
What is an Interior Drainage System?
An interior basement drainage system replaces the old-fashioned French drain with a few advantages. If there is a problem with it, you do not need to excavate your yard. It can be fixed from the interior of the basement. Interior drainage systems come in all shapes and sizes. Some contractors use generic corrugate pipes and some, like Pioneer Basement, use exclusive, patented drainage systems, that are specifically designed to deal with groundwater in the basements. Among the many advantages of these proprietary systems, is the fact that they can be flushed to prevent clogs and serviced throughout the years without the need to jackhammer your basement.
What is a Sump Pump?
The sump pump is the heart of a waterproofing system. While the drainage system collects all the ground water that tends to pool around your foundation, it is the sump pump that will get it out and away from your basement. If the sump pump is out of commission, your basement may leak.
Do I need a battery-operated backup Sump Pump?
Sump pumps usually run out of your home’s electric power. The same storms, however, that are known to flood basements also tend to knock the power off. Without a battery backup, your sump pump will be down, just when you need it most.
Healthy Basement & Healthy Crawl Space Certificate
The iBasement Systems and Crawl Space Systems Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!
We offer 6 levels of iBasement Systems Certificates, and 5 levels Crawl Space Systems Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.