Exterior basement waterproofing commonly points to a solution called “French Drains,” which have been used to waterproof basements since the 1800s. While interior drainage systems are becoming more popular, their function is somewhat different, which is why it’s important to make an argument for French drains, as well. The team at Kelley Construction is skilled in installing these exterior basement waterproofing systems that will keep your basement dry and protect your home’s foundation from excess moisture. Contact us today for a free estimate or to learn if this basement waterproofing system is best for your home.

Many Names For The Same Thing

Exterior basement waterproofing systems are referred to differently throughout the country and world. It’s important to note that many names all refer to the same thing. These include:

  • Exterior Drain Tile
  • French Drains
  • Footing Tile
  • Weeping Tile
  • Positive Side Waterproofing
  • Perimeter Drain
  • Sub-surface Drain

If you call Kelley Construction asking for any of these, we will know exactly what you are talking about and can help answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of Exterior Basement Waterproofing

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While a little more labor intensive than interior drainage, the main benefit of exterior basement waterproofing is there is no interior construction required. That is especially beneficial for those who have a finished basement with lots of built-in furnishings such as bookcases and cabinets, as we would otherwise need to pull those out for interior drainage systems. More benefits of French Drains  include:

  • Protects foundation walls
  • Protects mortar joints
  • Drains the soil around your home
  • Exterior membrane waterproofing
  • No interior construction needed

Making the distinction between interior and exterior drainage systems can be difficult if you’ve never thought about them before. That’s why the team at Kelley Construction is here to help you. Contact us to learn more about what type of basement waterproofing is best for your home.

How Does A French Drain System Work?

Similar to an interior drainage system, a French drain system works by collecting water in a heavy duty tube and directing it to your sump pump, which will then redirect the water away from your home. The main distinction is where the drainage system is actually installed. In this case, we install this tube in a deep trench outside of your home, so the water never actually touches your foundation.

 

French Drain Installation To Protect Your Basement

No matter which basement waterproofing option you go with, you will always receive quality service from Kelley Construction. Our contractors provide French Drain installation that will protect your basement and your home’s foundation. We truly care about the safety of your family and protecting everything inside your home. Contact us today for a free installation estimate!

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