We have had excellent results with the Drainage Team! Ever since we moved in our house we have had recurrent basement flooding. The basement crack and waterproofing contractors kept installing indoor drainage without correcting the problem. It wasn’t until Drainage Team installed the outside drainage system that we have had a totally dry basement. I was impressed with the company’s knowledge and expertise, plus the care and consideration the workers showed. Every time someone mentions a wet basement I refer them to the Drainage Team. Thanks!
Wet Basement? We provide the absolute best basement waterproofing solutions to solve your basement waterproofing situation. We will stop water from coming into your property. Our state-of-the-art, minimally invasive systems can be installed in any basement environment. Discharge pipes can be hidden behind the drywall. Pump alarms and battery backup pumps are standard.
Schedule a consultation today to get a quality waterproofing system you can trust, for life.
Foundation Crack Repair
We repair your foundation cracks and stop water from coming into your basement. Our state-of-the-art Techni-Crack® method works on any poured concrete walls. The available poured foundation crack solutions on the market today do not compare to our patent pending Techni-Crack® method. Many of our projects are re-doing crack repairs that other companies have previously injected, and the injection has failed.
Our Techni-Crack® product uses a hydrophobic membrane with an injection process. If water enters from the treated crack (most, if not all water is prevented from entering by our injection process) it will all be repelled efficiently to the system or drywell below the basement floor.
Schedule a consultation and we will educate you on how our Techni-Crack® hydrophobic membrane process will repair your walls permanently. Guaranteed for life!
Before you choose from the numerous basement sealants, you will need to determine the exact source of moisture in your basement. It is incredibly common for basements to begin taking on moisture 10 to 15 years after they are constructed. As many as 60 percent of basements will be wet during this timeframe, with as many as 33 percent experiencing mold and mildew issues. This moisture may be the result of condensation or could be caused by cracks in the foundation. The first sign of an issue is typically a musty smell many people automatically associate with basements. If your basement is finished without first applying the necessary sealant, the moisture will become trapped and can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Schedule a consultation today to learn about our patented coating process to seal your walls and give them a clean, updated appearance!
Some of the most frequent inquiries we hear are related to basement dehumidification. High levels of humidity often times lead to the proliferation of mold and mildew which can decrease the value of a property and lead to health-related issues. In order to address these problems, we install a line of dealer exclusive, patented basement dehumidification systems to keep your home healthy, dry and mold-free.
We carry an entire line commercial grade dehumidifiers along with our patented Humid-Evac, the Humidity Evacuation System. We install the Humid-Evac below your basement floor, typically in conjunction with our full perimeter waterproofing systems.
Schedule a consultation today for a humidity controlled basement environment.
Our Process & Best Practices
My neighbor and I worked with another contractor to correct a water problem that was affecting both of us. He managed to correct my neighbor’s problem, but ended up causing my problem to get worse. At that point, I realized that this contractor wasn’t qualified for this type of work. I called in Drainage Team. They came to the site and quickly assessed what needed to be done. The solution worked perfectly, and the yard was left in excellent shape. I’ve subsequently called back the Drainage Team for additional work, and was very pleased with the results. The team is courteous, hard-working, conscientious about their work, and the site is always left in good condition.
Drainage Team did a great storm water project for us. They re-routed water with size-able pipes to drain to the front of our house and to the street instead of on our neighbor’s yard. The workers did a great job and were very good about getting the yard cleaned up and looking the least worked on. Everyone involved was professional and very knowledgeable.
We needed to improve water drainage away from the house foundation. After much research on the internet we selected Drainage Team to come and give us a bid on the job. We discussed our objectives and within a few days had a proposal to consider. The job went as planned and to date we are extremely pleased with the work and appearance of the area where the drainage system and decorative work resides. The Drainage Team worked hard to complete, meet and exceed our expectations. If we have any further projects for the Drainage Team, we would not hesitate to employ them again.
Drainage Team did a tremendous job with the drainage work they performed at my house. Not only did their solution correct the issues I had, but they were very clean, professional, and the job was done in a timely manner. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Every spring, beginning in April we would have standing water and smelly muck in our back yard, it would remain that way until June or July. Drainage Team did an excellent job of assessing the situation and coming up with a plan to take care of the problem. We had other estimates but no one seemed to know exactly what should be done. Drainage Team installed a storm water system and incorporated the guttering into the storm water system. Our yard is dry all year long now. We are happy and so are our neighbors. We highly recommend the Drainage Team.
We were very happy with the solution Drainage Team proposed for our drainage issues. We had water in our basement as well as standing water in our yard. Their solution was the most comprehensive of the proposals we received and the bid was comparable. The team was very professional and the job site was kept clean. We are completely satisfied and have had no water issues since the project was finished.
Everyone involved with our storm water project from start to finish was a pleasure to deal with. The entire team was extremely responsive, professional and competent. I hope I have an opportunity to work with the Drainage Team again.
Systems We Use & Replace
Our Water Trek Aqua Route®
A unique, patented waterproofing system that can be “custom tailored” to each basement water problem and footing configuration under the floor. It addresses water from both sides of the footing and can be installed in any soil or subfloor situation. Trust your home to Drainage Team, the leading name in St. Louis basement waterproofing. Experts agree the most effective basement waterproofing method is an interior subfloor system. The Water Trek Aqua Route® is the best product available.
The Water Trek Aqua Route® system is uniquely adaptable and can accommodate all six (6) possible footing configurations. Our exclusive, versatile, “no-clog” adjustable depth system delivers a “peace of mind” permanent solution to your basement water problem and is designed to fit all footing configurations.Identifying the footing configuration in relation to the floor (slab) and the foundation wall is the key to installing a waterproofing system that will last for the life of your property.
Our Technologically Advanced Sump Pump Housing
Basement Technologies® patent pending Water Grabber Bull Dog™ is the heart and lungs of our Water Trek Aqua Route perimeter system. The Water Grabber Bull Dog™ consists of a patent pending drilled polyethylene basin with a split or solid lid.
Historically, a sump pump is located on a straight wall or in a corner. Doesn’t it make sense to install a sump pump that fits snugly and attractively in your basement… and emulates a “flat floor” building product look? – not a sump pump!
We use 3/4″ gravel to surround the basin and help filter the water. The pumping device is a 1/3, 1/2 or 3/4 H.P. cast iron pump rated at approximately 3,000 – 4,200 gallons per hour and will pump up to 1 /2″ solids.
We install our alarm, the Grabber Pal™, in the basin to alert you if the pump has a mechanical problem or was unplugged accidentally. This alarm is float activated and far superior to sensor type alarms which other companies carry. We also have wifi enabled alarms that alert you on your smartphone! Our Water Grabbers also feature a special rubber fitting called the Silencer™ to muffle the already quiet pump.
Powerhouse Sump Pumps®
Drainage Team in partnership with Basement Technologies has used a variety of pumping units over the years. We have always believed a pump with heavy duty double ball bearing construction and piggy backed plugs should be the choice for a customer conscious waterproofing company.
After extensive testing, we communicated our needs to one of the worlds best pump manufacturers and transformed them into the ultimate basement waterproofing pump – the Powerhouse Sump Pump®.
Our pumps are manufactured by a premier American made pump manufacturer in the country specializing in heavy duty industrial / commercial pumping units. They have adapted some of their special technology especially for Basement Technologies dealers and installers.
We are committed to our own line of pumps because we are confident that their reputation and quality is compatible with the standards of Drainage Team, and the pumps are manufactured right here in the United States.
We install three primary sized pumps: 1/3, 1/2, and 3/4 horsepower. These are not your average local supply store pumps. They are specifically designed and engineered to handle the most severe basement water problems.
Techni-Crack® Foundation Crack Repair Solutions
The available poured foundation crack solutions on the market today do not compare to our patent pending Techni-Crack® method. Many of our projects are re-doing crack repairs that other companies have previously injected, and the injection has failed.
Our Techni-Crack® product uses a hydrophobic membrane with an injection process. If water enters from the treated crack (most, if not all water is prevented from entering by our injection process) it all be repelled efficiently to the system or dry well below the basement floor.
The Competition Says “Our Piping & System Is The Best” READ BELOW…
CORRUGATED PLASTIC DRAIN PIPING: We do not recommend using the flexible corrugated plastic drain pipe (solid or perforated) for any waterproofing applications. It commonly (more often than not) gets clogged up soil and crushed at the time of backfill during the installation process. We have never removed a single wall corrugated pipe that was clean, they always have debris caught up in them.
OTHER WATER TRACK TYPE SYSTEMS: One of our most common competitors installs a “Track” type system as well that’s similar in a few ways. This system is nice, but has some major flaws… 1) Designed to be installed on the footing only, if installed on dirt, it may clog. 2) Only addresses water on the foundation wall side, not water threatening the floor due to holes being located only on one side. 3) Sump pump location is limited to the lowest spot with this system. 4) No ridge on the top of the “Track” so cannot properly attach to concrete. 5) Flange on top has 3/8 inch gap. Without a tight fit, you can get odors coming from the system. 6) BIG One: Holes on the backside only, does not self-clean, does not address water in front of the footing. 7) Cannot be used for interior arteries and floor cracks.
The absolute best piping for waterproofing projects is our patented Water Trek Aqua Route®
Our Specialization = Your Benefit
Protecting Your Investment & Minimizing The Mess Of Waterproofing
At the start of every waterproofing related project that’s taking place on the interior of your property, we make sure that our entrance and exits are protected, all air circulation is temporarily sealed off and that your furniture and belongings are protected from dust and flying debris. At the end of each working day our crews make sure our working areas are clean and that your daily life can go on as usual during our project.
“DH” Ports For Easy Cleanout Access
Just like all storm water systems, Maintenance IS Required in waterproofing as well. We configure all of our Water Trek Aqua Route systems with cleanout ports on each wall to make sure there’s access when routine maintenance needs to be performed or if there’s a system issue (like mud clogging up a system requiring flushing out).
Piping Your Sump Pump Discharge To The Best Location
Many waterproofing companies get the water to the outside of your foundation… but then they stop there. Typically they cut off the pipe at the edge of the outside foundation wall. We have witnessed this more times than we can count. The issue is that the water then pumps out of the discharge pipe and next to your foundation, seeping straight down through the soil to your foundation footing and back into your sump pump system causing continuous recirculation of water flow.
The proper way to run a sump pump discharge pipe, and the way our crews do it, is to bury the pipe 6-12 inches deep and get the discharge (end of the pipe) a minimum of 10-15 feet away from the foundation wall.
Our Patented Freeze Stop™ Discharge System
The discharge for the sump pump is always an area of concern. Many pump failures and flooded basements are a direct result of frozen discharge lines, especially in cold winter climates, like here in St. Louis, Missouri.
The patented Freeze Stop™, with a full 360° of protection, is discreetly installed on the outside of your foundation and is engineered to facilitate the flow of water from the inside of your home to the buried pipe outside.
Most waterproofing systems operate with sump pumps. The sump pump usually discharges to the outside of the home. Exterior discharge lines can easily freeze when it gets cold. The pump will continue to run, but due to the frozen discharge line, water could back up and cause your basement to flood. This won’t happen again with our patented Freeze Stop™.
Your Budget. Our Waterproofing Solutions.
Over the past 20+ years of performing professional waterproofing projects, we have analyzed pricing data to generate this general budget outline. This should help you determine the budget size you may need for your project. (All estimated dollar amounts are presented in $1,000.00’s. K = $1,000.00 USD) We cannot give you an exact estimate until we meet you for a consultation.
|Basement Waterproofing||$4K – $20K||$10K – $50K+|
|Foundation Crack Repair||$1.8K – $5K||$1.5K – $20K+|
|Wall Encapsulation||$5K – $15K+||$8K – $40K+|
|Humidity Control||$3.5K – $10K||$5K – $30K+|