Skip to Main Content

The Importance of an Interior Drainage System

Schedule Free Inspection

In order to capture water at the most common point of basement entry – the floor and the wall joint – an interior drainage system should be installed along your basement walls.

Advantages of an interior drainage system include:

  • It’s an easy installation process
    • One to two day install process
    • Even if you have a finished basement, installing an interior system is much easier than an outdoor system
  • More affordable than an outdoor drainage system
  • Easily serviceable year round

AquaGuard uses an interior drainage system called BasementGutter™. This new method of waterproofing has proven to have all of the benefits that homeowners and contractors have been looking for.

What is BasementGutter™?

It is a specifically-designed piping system that is very efficient and long-lasting interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. BasementGutter™ sits on top of the footing of the basement, instead of alongside the footing. Why is this important? Wet dirt cannot get into the drain because it is on top of the mud, not inside of it.

Requirements of a good interior drainage system:

  • Designed not to clog- sits on top of the footing (mud)
  • Has a built-in 3/8 – inch gap between the floor and the wall to drain wall leaks
  • Does not rely on filter fabric
  • Has a big drain outlet to the sump pump (which AquaGuard can also install)
  • Will not cause structural damage to the foundation

The best way to ensure that your basement is fully protected from outside water is to install AquaGuard’s interior drainage system!

Publish Date:

Last Modified Date:

AquaGuard Service Map


Atlanta Office

875 Pickens Industrial Dr
Marietta, GA 30062