Interior French Drains

Water Leaking Into Your Basement?

The Answer is an Interior French Drain

An Interior French Drain Redirects Water to a Sump Pump, Keeping Your Basement Clean and Dry!

What is an Interior French Drain?

An interior French drain is a perforated pipe installed below the foundation floor along walls that are prone to allow water into the home. The pipe’s function is to catch water before it enters the basement and direct it into a sump pump and away from the foundation walls.


You probably think of French drains as being installed outside the home, but most homeowners choose interior French drains. Interior French drains are installed along the inside of the foundation walls where they are generally less expensive to implement.


Whether an interior French drain is installed along one wall or all four basement walls is a decision best left to the experts. How your home sits on its property, the grading of the landscaping, wall damage, cracking, and bowing all play a part in the decision.

Installing interior French drains is not as labor-intensive as exterior French drains in most cases, making interior French drains generally more affordable. Interior French drains are also easier to maintain and repair. Because they are located under the basement floor, they are better protected from soil displacement, clogging, and damage.

If you believe an interior French drain is the best option for you, give D-Bug Waterproofing a call at 1-855-381-1528 for a free quote.

What is an Interior French Drain?

An interior French drain is a perforated pipe installed below the foundation floor along walls that are prone to allow water into the home. The pipe’s function is to catch water before it enters the basement and direct it into a sump pump and away from the foundation walls.


You probably think of French drains as being installed outside the home, but most homeowners choose interior French drains. Interior French drains are installed along the inside of the foundation walls where they are generally less expensive to implement.


Whether an interior French drain is installed along one wall or all four basement walls is a decision best left to the experts. How your home sits on its property, the grading of the landscaping, wall damage, cracking, and bowing all play a part in the decision.

Installing interior French drains is not as labor-intensive as exterior French drains in most cases, making interior French drains generally more affordable. Interior French drains are also easier to maintain and repair. Because they are located under the basement floor, they are better protected from soil displacement, clogging, and damage.

If you believe an interior French drain is the best option for you, give D-Bug Waterproofing a call at 1-855-381-1528 for a free quote.

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Why Interior French Drains?

Foundation water seepage has been a problem since homes were first built with underground basements. Unfortunately, there are several reasons that could cause this problem.

First and foremost, as ground water becomes saturated, the water table begins to rise putting pressure against the basement floor, this causes the water to seep through cracks in the cement ( hydrostatic water pressure). Secondly, basements flood because of inadequate gutter or down spout lead offs, clogged or defective exterior French drains, improper grading of the terrain, poor soil drainage (clay & shale), high water table, etc.

An interior French drain is a proficient draining method used to eliminate basement water problems. This method drains water from the hollow cores of the block to a pipe that runs under the floor. D-Bug’s process is superior due to grading and sloping the French drains anywhere from 6 to 18 inches toward the sump pump.

The sump pump then pumps the water up and out of the basement away from the house or structure. This procedure lowers the water table, thus preventing any water from coming into the basement. D-Bug Waterproofing warrants the areas we French drain, warranting that you won’t get water on the floor. This is a lifetime warranty which is transferable if you sell the house. Furthermore, D-Bug Waterproofing has a 100% success rate on interior French drains.

Why Interior French Drains?

Foundation water seepage has been a problem since homes were first built with underground basements. Unfortunately, there are several reasons that could cause this problem.

First and foremost, as ground water becomes saturated, the water table begins to rise putting pressure against the basement floor, this causes the water to seep through cracks in the cement ( hydrostatic water pressure). Secondly, basements flood because of inadequate gutter or down spout lead offs, clogged or defective exterior French drains, improper grading of the terrain, poor soil drainage (clay & shale), high water table, etc.

By waterproofing, you’ve decided to make an investment in the health and welfare of your home. An interior French drain helps make your basement a livable part of your home.
For more than forty years, the most effective method for eliminating seepage from basements has been the installation of an interior French drain system, incuding a sump pump.
We nstall French drains in any type of foundation: block, terra-cotta block, poured cement, or stone. D-Bug has decades of experience serving homes in Southwestern, PA.

An interior French drain is a proficient draining method used to eliminate basement water problems. This method drains water from the hollow cores of the block to a pipe that runs under the floor. D-Bug’s process is superior due to grading and sloping the French drains anywhere from 6 to 18 inches toward the sump pump.

The sump pump then pumps the water up and out of the basement away from the house or structure. This procedure lowers the water table, thus preventing any water from coming into the basement. D-Bug Waterproofing warrants the areas we French drain, warranting that you won’t get water on the floor. This is a lifetime warranty which is transferable if you sell the house. Furthermore, D-Bug Waterproofing has a 100% success rate on interior French drains.

Go Beyond Interior French Drains!

Have D-Bug Refinish Your Bsement!

Most often, we are called upon to remodel or finish a basement our teams are waterproofing using French drains, or where we are repairing a foundation.

A water-proofed basement is an excellent candidate for refinishing, as you can be certain there will never be a water problem or mold. Your new room is dry and secure.

We use mold resistant drywall, spackle and sand, then paint the walls whatever color you desire.

We can drywall the ceiling or install a drop ceiling, whatever you prefer.

But we don’t start there, at D-Bug we also install flooring, including ceramic tile, carpet, or linoleum.

Walk through your basement with us, and we will help you envision the dream space your basement can become!

Go Beyond Interior French Drains!

Have D-Bug Refinish Your Bsement!

Most often, we are called upon to remodel or finish a basement our teams are waterproofing using French drains, or where we are repairing a foundation.

A water-proofed basement is an excellent candidate for refinishing, as you can be certain there will never be a water problem or mold. Your new room is dry and secure.

First, a vapor barrier is placed on the foundation wall.
Secondly, the walls are studded from floor to ceiling.
We also insulate the walls (if the customer specifies).

We use mold resistant drywall, spackle and sand, then paint the walls whatever color you desire.

We can drywall the ceiling or install a drop ceiling, whatever you prefer.

But we don’t start there, at D-Bug we also install flooring, including ceramic tile, carpet, or linoleum.

Walk through your basement with us, and we will help you envision the dream space your basement can become!

We get it done, and we get it done fast.

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