Warrantied French Drain Products in Pennsylvania and New York

The simplest, most effective way to stop basement flooding is to install a full-perimeter French drain in your basement.

At Waterproofing Specialties, we take pride in our ability to provide homeowners a drainage system installation quickly and successfully. On most projects, our installation crews can install a complete perimeter drain and sump pump system in less than two days.

Once we're done, we'll provide you with a written lifetime warranty on your system. Should you decide to sell your home in the future, this warranty can be transferred over to the new owner.

French Drain Installation Quotes

To learn more about how we can help you, contact us by phone or e-mail today! Homeowners within our service area are eligible for a free, no-obligation French drain installation quote, including an on-site consultation, and a customized, written cost quote.

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 is 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 our customers the following five French drain systems:

  • WaterGuard® Below Floor Drain

    The WaterGuard® basement drain system.

    For a typical basement, our WaterGuard® 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. WaterGuard® is installed with minimal invasion of the slab, and all concrete is restored after installation.

    The WaterGuard® 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. WaterGuard® 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.

  • DryTrak® Baseboard Drain Pipe

    DryTrak® baseboard drain pipe

    If your house has a monolithic foundation, or a foundation that comes with the floor and footing as one piece, jackhammering to install a drain system can be very difficult. In those cases, we use our DryTrak® system to avoid any problems. This system installs over the top of the floor, eliminating the need for excessive excavation.

    DryTrak® provides the same protection and drainage for water seeping through foundation walls, while also giving the clean, finished appearance of a baseboard. The drain is secured to the floor with only a slight opening at the top, allowing water to flow in and drain to your sump pump. DryTrak® comes with a lifetime written warranty.

  • FlowGuard® Thin Floor Drain System

    The WaterGuard® IOS (Iron Ochre System) Drain Tile

    Sometimes the concrete floor in a basement is too thin for a drain to be installed on top of the footer. If we did install it on top of the footer, the drain would stick up past the concrete slab. We usually address this challenge with our FlowGuard® Thin Floor System. This system is designed to sit in front of the footing in a bed of drainage stone. After installation, the concrete floor is restored over the drain.

    Like our other drain systems, FlowGuard® includes a wall flange, which extends up the wall to direct any leaking water to your sump pump system. This system avoids the "mud zone" to prevent any clogging issues as well. With quick installation and a seamless finish, you'll be able to enjoy protection from leaks in your basement for years to come.

  • WaterGuard® IOS Iron Ochre Perimeter Drain

    The WaterGuard® IOS (Iron Ochre System) Drain Tile

    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 WaterGuard® IOS Basement Drain.

    This product is a modified version of our WaterGuard® 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.

  • TrenchDrain™ Grated Drain Pipe

    The TrenchDrain Grated Drainage Pipe System

    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 TrenchDrain™ 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. TrenchDrain™ comes with a written lifetime warranty.

Let Us Customize A French Drain System For Your Home!

No matter how your house was constructed or what kinds of problems you're facing, our waterproofing products can be combined to create a solution that's ideal for you!

The Basement Systems line of drainage products has been used in warrantied systems for hundreds of thousands of homes worldwide! To learn more about how our system can work for you, contact us by phone or e-mail today for a free basement waterproofing quote!

We provide services to homeowners located in all areas of the United States and Canada. Our Free Estimates include an on-site inspection and consultation, as well as a written cost quote and a copy of our full-color waterproofing book.

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Allport
  • Armagh
  • Beccaria
  • Bigler
  • Brisbin
  • Burnside
  • Clearfield
  • Clymer
  • Coalport
  • Commodore
  • Curwensville
  • Drifting
  • Ernest
  • Frenchville
  • Glen Campbell
  • Glen Hope
  • Glen Richey
  • Grampian
  • Grassflat
  • Hawk Run
  • Homer City
  • Houtzdale
  • Hyde
  • Irvona
  • Kylertown
  • La Jose
  • Lanse
  • Lecontes Mills
  • Madera
  • Mahaffey
  • Marion Center
  • Mineral Springs
  • Morrisdale
  • Munson
  • New Millport
  • Olanta
  • Osceola Mills
  • Penn Run
  • Ramey
  • Rochester Mills
  • Rossiter
  • Seward
  • Shawville
  • Smithmill
  • Starford
  • Wallaceton
  • West Decatur
  • Westover
  • Winburne
  • Woodland
Our Locations:

Waterproofing Specialties
3360 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road
Ridgway, PA 15853
1-814-808-9532
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