Warrantied French Drain Systems In North Carolina

Our interior basement drainage solutions will keep your home dry

If you have water leaking into your basement, a french drain could be the right option for you. At Tar Heel Basement Systems, we offer a variety of interior drainage systems to help you keep your basement dry and clean. Our systems fit all types of foundations and floor slabs, and our experts will help you identify the best drain for your needs.

Call us today or click below to learn more about how we can help you. We offer free estimates on all basement drainage system installations in Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington and nearby.

What is a French drain?

This might surprise you, but French drains don’t originate from France at all! In fact, the concept was designed by Henry Flagg French in Massachusetts in the mid-1800s. A French drain is not a specific item per se, but rather a name for the space between a basement wall and the concrete slab that allows water to drain outside of the home rather than pool on the floor. Unfortunately, traditional French drains clog easily and often struggle to thoroughly remove water.

Our basement drain systems take this drainage concept to the next level by using a wall flange that allows seepage to enter the drain and collects water off the walls to easily funnel it away from your foundation. Our drain systems also prevent debris from entering the drainage area and provide a clean finished appearance on your floor.

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 a wide selection of French drain systems to choose from:

  • BasementGutter™ Below Floor Drain
    BasementGutter™ Below Floor Drain

    For a typical basement, our BasementGutter™ 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 the drainage system out of the “mud zone”, where drains can clog. BasementGutter™ is installed with minimal invasion of the slab, and all concrete is restored after installation.

    The BasementGutter™ system collects water that seeps through basement walls and drains it to your sump pump. The system installs quickly and has a clean finished appearance, meaning you don’t have to worry about having an unsightly drain around the basement. BasementGutter™ works for both block walls and poured concrete, ensuring that your basement remains dry in all situations. This product also comes with a written lifetime warranty.

  • BasementGutter™ IOS Iron Ochre Perimeter Drain
    BasementGutter™ IOS Iron Ochre Perimeter Drain

    If iron bacteria is present in your water, it will create a gelatinous, rust-colored substance known as iron ochre. This unpleasant material is notorious for smelling terrible, staining everything it touches, and clogging drainage systems. Our experts tackle this rare problem with our BasementGutter™ IOS Basement Drain.

    This product is a modified version of our BasementGutter™ system that includes an extra-wide drain channel and larger drainage openings. To allow for easy drain system maintenance if clogged, the drain system also includes an exposed, removable lid. This system will protect your home from the nasty appearance and smell iron ochre brings while helping prevent any water from seeping into your basement.

  • BasementGutter™ Grated Drain Pipe
    BasementGutter™ Grated Drain Pipe

    For many homeowners, preventing flooding from an outer entryway such as a hatchway, garage door, or doorway is a priority. In this case we use the BasementGutter™ Grated Draining Pipe to span the opening and prevent water from flowing into your basement. The grated opening of this system is designed to accept water from the floor, where it’s then redirected to your perimeter drain and your sump pump.

    This system comes with a removable lid to clear any debris that may enter the drain and is compatible with all our perimeter drain systems. The device lays smoothly across the floor to eliminate tripping hazards. We also recommend installing the drain inside the door to prevent debris from flooding in as well as to prevent freezing in the winter. BasementGutter™ comes with a written lifetime warranty.

Before and After
We recently lined the basement walls of the Ryan residence in Winston-Salem, NC. Now they are free and able to finish their basement in the future.
This home in State Road, North Carolina had a basement with cinder block walls that were damp and covered in efflorescence. The homeowner used this basement as a workshop and was interested in brightening the space. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed wall panels along the cinder block walls.
This customer received a full BasementGutter installation in his Glade Valley home.
The Jonesville, NC homeowners decided to give their drab, unfinished basement an updated look without breaking the bank. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed Paneling System directly onto the basement walls giving the space a bright, welcoming look while preventing water vapor from coming through the panels.
This basement in Jonesville, NC was used to store exercise equipment and personal items. The homeowners were worried about mold growth because dirt floor would soak up water when it rains and cause the ground to become extremely muddy. Tar Heel Basement System installed their CrawlDrain™ and SmartDrain System to excavate the water from the basement and encapsulated the space with their patented CrawlSeal™ vapor barrier and Tar Heel Dehumidifier. This basement is now a conditioned, dry space that will … Continue readingBasement Floor in Jonesville, NC Becomes a Mud Pit when it Rains »
This home in Advance, NC had basement windows with ugly metal frames that didn’t stand up to the wet and dirty environment near the ground. They were rusty and the gaps between the frame allowed water to leak into the basement. Tar Heel Basement Systems removed the old, leaky basement windows and installed our windows, which are made specifically for basements. The window is all vinyl, so it will never rot, rust, be eaten by termites or need to be … Continue readingFrom Rusted, Leaky Basement Windows to Attractive, Energy Efficient Basement Windows – Advance, NC Home »
Thomas’ beautiful finished basement in his brick home was almost complete until he noticed a water damaged corner in one of the rooms. He gave Tar Heel Basement Systems a call and Mike Smith was on the case. He arrived, inspected the space and suggested the use of a full BasementGutter Basement Waterproofing System complete with a SafeDri and beautiful bright paneling to cover the block walls. The room is now dry and bright thanks to Tar Heel Basement Systems.
The wine room in this Union Grove, NC basement was falling victim to moisture. The homeowners used a bright waterproof paint to prevent the moisture from coming through the porous block walls. Unfortunately, this solution resulted in only working temporarily. Tar Heel Basement Systems installed the CrawlSeal wall material, giving the basement a much brighter look. CrawlSeal is made of antimicrobial properties, preventing mold growth on the durable thick liner and moisture from seeping through. The homeowners are now confident … Continue readingUnion Grove, NC- Basement Walls Updated »
The homeowner wanted to turn this ugly basement into a usable space by finishing it. Tar Heel Basement System installed inorganic wall panels along the walls of the basement. The wall panel is the best solution for finishing any basement because it includes X-Grade Crawl Space Insulation insulation. Additionally, the existing windows were framed and finished magnetic panels covered the circuit box. Lastly, a linen tile drop ceiling was installed to cover the exposed insulation in this basement.
Installed BasementGutter system, CrawlSeal wall system, and insulation wall panels.

Let us install the drain system you need for your home!

No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you’re facing, our waterproofing products can provide a solution that’s ideal for you! Call your local basement waterproofing experts at Tar Heel Basement Systems today to get started with a free estimate in Mount Airy, Lenoir, Bristol, Statesville, Taylorsville, Abingdon, Boone or nearby.

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