Baseboard Drain Pipe

Basement Waterproofing for Monolithic Foundations

Finding the right waterproofing system for your basement can be a challenge. At John's Waterproofing, we provide a wide range of basement drainage systems to ensure that your home is protected from all types of water intrusions.

Each of our systems can be custom designed and installed quickly in your home (usually in one or two days) and includes a written, transferable warranty. To schedule a free basement drain pipe installation quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We proudly serve the Oregon area, including Portland, Eugene, Salem, Beaverton OR, Vancouver WA and nearby.

What it does: a customized drain pipe system for thick or monolithic concrete floors

One of the most significant challenges our experts see on a daily basis is homes with monolithic floors. When it comes to setting up a basement waterproofing system for a monolithic foundation, not just any drain pipe system will work.

Normally, foundations are built in three pieces -- the floor, the walls, and the foundation footing. In the case of monolithic floors, there are just two pieces as the floor and footing are poured as a single piece.

As a result, the edges of these floors are extremely thick and jackhammering them is labor-intensive task that creates a large amount of dust.

Advantages to our system:

  • No jackhammering during installation
  • Collects water from walls & floor joint
  • Above the mud zone to prevent clogging
  • Ideal for monolithic foundations or thick floors
  • Includes a written lifetime warranty

We address the challenge of basement waterproofing for monolithic foundations by installing our DryTrak® Drain Pipe System. This baseboard drain is permanently epoxied above the floor and above the mud sitting below the floor -- with no jackhammering.

a baseboard basement drainage pipe system model, showing the floor epoxy and wall water collection system.

The DryTrak® System is also a great option for unusually thick concrete slab floors. Like with monolithic floors, jackhammering through a thick concrete floor can mean a lot of work and dust.

Draining water trapped in block walls

If you have a block wall foundation, then there is a second challenge to deal with. The open cavities in each block are susceptible to filling with water -- which then seeps in through the walls.

We eliminate this water source by drilling a "weep hole" in each block. The water then pours through these holes and directly into the drain pipe.

The drain pipe is epoxied directly to the floor, and we leave a slight opening along the top to collect water leaking in from the walls. Thus, your home is waterproofed without jackhammering!

Leaky windows, cracks, & penetrations

Water can flood into a basement from many different locations along the walls. At John's Waterproofing, we have these solutions:

  • If you have leaks around a basement window, we recommend our WellDuct® System.
  • If your walls are leaking in many places at once, we cover the walls with our wall products.

Many of our wall products double as an aesthetic or insular upgrade. Each of our wall drainage systems can be tucked into your DryTrak® Drain Pipe System so that water leaking from your walls is then directed to your sump pump system.

We install warrantied drain pipe systems in Oregon

When you need basement waterproofing for your monolithic foundation, we have the answer. The DryTrak® Drain Pipe System provides you with a simple, common-sense solution that helps you to avoid an otherwise messy and time-consuming installation.

For more information about our basement drain pipe systems or to receive a free basement waterproofing quote, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We can schedule one of our specialists to visit your home to answer any questions you have and to provide you with a customized, written cost quote for repairs.

We proudly serve the Oregon area, including Portland, Eugene, Salem, Beaverton OR, Vancouver WA, nearby Gresham, Lake Oswego, Hillsboro, Bend, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany OR, Longview WA, and the surrounding areas.

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