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

TrenchLock™ Trench Drain Inserts Block Radon Gas and Odors

TrenchLock™

The four pegs beneath the cup keep TrenchLock™ strips clear of the drain bottom, ensuring adequate water flow.

Trench drains are useful in the battle to control unwanted water, but they never have been able to deal with radon until now.

A trench drain is a linear channel with a U-shaped profile that’s covered by a drainage grate. Used to dispose of unwanted water, a trench drain is installed flush with the basement floor at the foot of an exterior stairway that provides access to the basement from a leaky bulkhead or hatchway door. A trench drain is typically connected to either a drainage channel or directly to a sump pump to remove the water that collects at the base of the exterior stairway.

Unfortunately, trench drains have had the unintended consequence of allowing air from drainage channels and from the ground into the home. This air from the ground may contain hazardous radon gas, a naturally occurring radioactive gas. There are approximately 8 million homes in the U.S. with radon levels deemed dangerous by the Environmental Protection Agency.

TrenchLock™

Balls of the right weight and size block gases from escaping through the holes when there is no water in the drain. When water flows, the balls float so water can drain.

The TrenchLock™ solution

TrenchLock™ trench drain inserts are specially designed by Basement Systems to block unwanted ground air and gasses from entering the basement and ultimately your home. TrenchLock™ is an insert that can be installed in an existing trench drain that lets water down but does not allow air to come up through an innovative patent-pending design.

Ideal for homes with a radon mitigation system

In homes with radon mitigation systems, a fan built into a PVC pipe stack is used to depressurize the soil under the slab and to vent radon gas to the outside. A conventional trench drain would “short-circuit” the depressurization field, render the mitigation system ineffective, and allow radon gas into the home. Trench drains that are equipped with TrenchLock™ will not interfere with a radon mitigation system.

TrenchLock™ is just one of the ways that Basement Systems dealers work hard ensure dry basements as well as the health and safety of homeowners. Like many Basement Systems products, TrenchLock™ is only available to Basement Systems’ international network of dealers.

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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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