Basement Waterproofing in MA, including Cambridge, Lynn & Boston.
Basement Waterproofing

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 preventing clogs in the system.

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

Advantages To Our System:

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

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.

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 Massachusetts service area, including Cambridge, Lowell, Boston, surrounding areas such as Lynn, Somerville, Lawrence, Framingham, Waltham, Haverhill, Malden, 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, 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 Massachusetts service area includes Boston, Lowell, Cambridge, nearby Lynn, Somerville, Lawrence, Framingham, Waltham, Haverhill, Malden, 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 MA including the Greater Boston area
Cities in Essex County, MA
Amesbury
Andover
Beverly
Boxford
Byfield
Danvers
Essex
Georgetown
Gloucester
Groveland
Hamilton
Hathorne
Haverhill
Ipswich
Lawrence
Lynn
Lynnfield
Manchester
Marblehead
Merrimac
Methuen
Middleton
Nahant
Newbury
Newburyport
North Andover
Peabody
Prides Crossing
Rockport
Rowley
Salem
Salisbury
Saugus
South Hamilton
Swampscott
Topsfield
Wenham
West Boxford

Cities in Middlesex County, MA
Acton
Arlington
Arlington Heights
Ashby
Ashland
Auburndale
Ayer
Bedford
Belmont
Billerica
Boxborough
Burlington
Cambridge
Carlisle
Chelmsford
Chestnut Hill
Concord
Devens
Dracut
Dunstable
Everett
Framingham
Groton
Hanscom Afb
Holliston
Hopkinton
Hudson
Lexington
Lincoln
Littleton
Lowell
Malden
Marlborough
Maynard
Medford
Melrose
Natick
New Town
Newton
Newton Center
Newton Highlands
Newton Lower Falls
Newton Upper Falls
Newtonville
Nonantum
North Billerica
North Chelmsford
North Reading
North Waltham
Nutting Lake
Pepperell
Pinehurst
Reading
Sherborn
Shirley
Somerville
Stoneham
Stow
Sudbury
Tewksbury
Townsend
Tyngsboro
Waban
Wakefield
Waltham
Watertown
Waverley
Wayland
West Groton
West Medford
West Newton
West Townsend
Westford
Weston
Wilmington
Winchester
Woburn
Woodville

Cities in Suffolk County, MA
Boston
Charlestown
Chelsea
East Boston
Revere
South Boston
Winthrop

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