French Drain

French Drain or Interior Drainage System for Basement Waterproofing

Traditionally, a French drain or footing drain has been used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations and avoid a wet basement. But installing an exterior French drain can be difficult and expensive. Landscaping, decks, and walkways might need to be ripped out to install the drain pipe. As an improved, more convenient, and less costly alternative, interior closed drainage systems have evolved for waterproofing your basement.

Grate Products is a pioneer manufacturer and distributor of quality basement waterproofing products and systems. We are in the basement waterproofing and crawl space repair industry since 2006. We are a network of over 50 authorized & trained health-conscious contractors, who construct drainage systems in Alabama, Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, and other states of America. Grate Products™ carries only high quality, trusted products for your basement waterproofing needs.

So if you are looking for a professional contractor for any basement waterproofing solutions contact us today at 855-873-1445

Problems With External French Drains

French Drains

French Drain Installation Difficulties

A French drain is typically installed after a home is built in response to a wet basement problem. This requires digging around the foundation of the home. Any landscaping that is outside the home must be removed. Buried gas and water lines, sewer pipes, and electrical wires could pose hazards during digging.

French Drain Tube Clogging

A French drain is a perforated tube that allows water to enter while keeping soil out. Over time, French drains can be compromised by tree roots, stray soil, gravel, and other debris. Removing clogs from the pipe is an expensive job that requires digging.

Maintenance Cost of French Drain

After a French drain is installed or serviced, the soil against the foundation can settle and will need to be re-graded. After about 10 years, you might need to repeat the entire process.

Grate Products™ Drainage Systems: The clog-free solution from Basement Systems

Solution from Basement Systems

Grate Products' patented basement drainage systems, are designed and engineered to solve basement water problems, without the worry of clogging from soils under the floor. Some of our basement waterproofing solutions include:


It is a dual-chamber drainage system that has revolutionized the basement waterproofing industry. Some of its unique features include:

  • Custom designed to suit each basement specifically
  • Its dual-chamber design allows water to enter from the wall/footing seam and from under the basement slab.
  • It isolates iron bacteria problems so that it does not spread throughout the basement, preventing cross-contamination.
  • Accessible covers and panels allow a service technician to easily flush the system.
  • It is economical and reduces waste as every piece can be used.
  • It has a custom assembly/installation, ridged components, and advanced design.

FastDrain™ (for contractors)

FastDrain™ was designed with the contractor in mind. It comes in 60 linear ft per box (10 x 6 ft pieces). FastDrain™ has many accessories like our FastDrain™ Corners, Coupling, and Drain Outlets. It is fast and easy to install and collects groundwater fast and directs it to the FastSump™

GrateTrench™ (bulkhead floor drain system)

Basement Waterproofing
  • Ideal for bulkheads, sliding doors & exterior doorways
  • Can be used around hot water tanks & overflow water pipes
  • Easily assembled (pre-sloped) no stagnant water smells
  • Closed system - air resistant valve
  • Optional 1ft. kits are available to extend 4ft. kits to any length
  • Strong and Durable

Why Choose Grate Products For Drainage Solutions?

If you're interested in an interior drainage system for your basement, contact your local basement drainage contractor by entering your zip code. For a basement waterproofing consultation and cost estimate call us at 855-873-1445 today.

Contact us today if your home is in need of basement or crawl space repairs!

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