Basement Drain Installation in Chicago

Interior Drainage Solutions For Flooded Chicago Il Basements

Many Chicago homeowners experience rain in their basements. Most view it as a fact of life—when it rains, the basement floods. But water doesn’t only have the potential harm the belongings you keep in your basement—it can pool under the foundation and at the bottom of walls, causing the foundation to crack or buckle. Standing water is also the perfect environment for hazardous mold and mildew growth.

If you own a home in Chicago and experience water in your basement or crawlspace, it may be time to have a basement drain installed. Interior drainage systems are a key step in keeping water off of your foundation. United Structural Systems is available for basement drainage installation in the Chicago area. We have a commitment to providing you with efficient, effective basement repair services designed to keep your home dry and healthy.

Don’t leave your home's structural stability to chance. For a free inspection, call United Structural Systems and have an experienced team member explain how an interior drainage system can help your basement.

Signs You Need to Install a Basement Drain

Do you have a leaky basement or water stains on your walls? If left untreated, a wet basement can cause leaning walls, foundation wall cracks, water damage, and even the growth of mold and mildew. The following are common problems that can be fixed with a basement drainage system.

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The following are common problems that can be fixed with an interior drainage system.

  • Flooded basements: Water in your basement can be caused by water leaks due to wall and floor cracks.
  • Standing water around your foundation: Low areas around your home can produce standing water and saturated soil. These conditions create pressure against your basement walls causing them to crack and bow.
  • Water leaks: Interior waterproofing collects water from the point of entry which usually occurs at the base of the floor or wall joints.
  • Moisture: By controlling water in your basement, an interior drainage system eliminates moisture and prevents mold growth.
  • Mold and mildew growth: If you notice mold and mildew growing in your basement, it may be a sign of a basement leak. A basement drainage system can help control moisture, thus preventing the growth of mold.

Our Basement Drainage System Solutions

One of our most effective basement waterproofing solutions is our interior basement drainage system. Sometimes referred to as a basement perimeter drain, interior drainage systems work by stopping water at the point where it enters the structure—the wall-floor joint. Our basement drains run around the perimeter of your basement floor (hence the term perimeter drain) to collect excess water from the bottom of your basement walls. This water is then directed towards a sump pump which discharges the water out and away from your home. The system installs quickly with no need to excavate your lawn or landscaping.

Our expert installers use only the best products to make sure your interior drainage system will function properly for years to come. At United Structural Systems, we have a commitment to customer service. Your home is one of your most valuable investments, and we’ll help to protect it. We are your interior waterproofing and basement repair team in Chicagoland area and Suburbs.


Sump Pump Systems

No basement drainage system is complete without a sump pump—that’s why all of our basement waterproofing solutions consist of heavy-duty sump pumps. Sump pumps are installed into a sump pit, which is a hole in the basement floor. It collects accumulating water in the basement. As water runs through the sump pit, the sump pump expels the water out of the pit and away from the foundation.

Benefits of a Sump Pump:

  • Increases property value
  • Maintains your home's structural integrity
  • Stops mildew, mold, and fungus growth
  • Hinders rust on metal appliances
  • Guards against insect infestation

Call USS for Basement Drain Solutions in Chicago

Interior drainage systems keep your basement dry from moisture and water. The installation process is fast, inexpensive, and designed to protect your home from water damage for years to come. USS will handle everything from beginning to end. We do the initial inspection, explanation of options and cost, installation, and clean up process after your system is installed. More than half of homes experience wet basements. Don't wait—call your professional basement repair team in Chicago.


Basement Drain FAQ

What are other ways I can prevent a leaky basement?

Some things you can start doing today- start by cleaning your gutters and make sure trees aren't too close to your foundation, build up soil and dirt around you the exterior of your foundation. If you’re still needing attention by a professional, a USS professional can inspect your property to make sure water is drained away from your home and provide the best basement waterproofing solution.