What are Exterior Drain Tile Systems for Basement Waterproofing?

Keeping your basement or crawlspace waterproofed is necessary to preserve the structural integrity of your home.

A small pool of water in your basement may not seem like a big deal, but over time, it gradually can do permanent damage to the foundation. Water and hydrostatic pressure in saturated soil can cause your walls to lean or bow, and this is dangerous.

In this article, we’re going to discuss how exterior drain tile systems can divert water away from your home and protect your foundation. Keep reading below to learn how they’re installed and other waterproofing services available to you. 

When Should You Consider Exterior Drain Tile Systems?

You should never have water leaking into your basement or crawlspace. Does this keep happening in your home no matter what you do? Don’t worry, you have options.

Besides repairing your damaged foundation, home basement waterproofing companies can install interior drain tile systems or exterior drain tile systems.

In this article, we’ll discuss the tile system that can be installed on the outside of your home.

Water seeping into your basement or crawlspace is the result of hydrostatic pressure, meaning there’s too much water in the ground and your soil can’t absorb it fast enough.

Interior drain tile systems can catch and direct water out of your basement, but some homeowners request an exterior drain tile system when they have a finished basement and don’t want to tear out the drywall.

Installing Tile Systems Around the Exterior of Your Home

In order to install your exterior drain tile system, USS would need to excavate the entire depth of your foundation in the problem areas.

Next, we install drainage tiles around the foundation with a waterproofing membrane. Gravel is also placed around the pipe filters.

This system is connected to a sump pit and sump pump. Once the water is drained from the foundation by the tiles, the sump pump will divert it away from your home.

Even though the best time to install exterior drain tiles is when you’re building a house, we can help you do it at any point to prevent water from damaging your foundation.

Other ways to prevent foundation damage include sloping your yard and designing your landscaping to make sure water doesn’t pool near your home.

Residential Basement Waterproofing Services

What basement and crawlspace waterproofing services are available for your home?

United Structural Systems of Illinois, Inc. can help you in the following ways:

  • Interior Drain Tile Systems
  • Exterior Drainage Systems
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Gutter Downspout and Discharge Line Burial
  • Window Well and Window Well Drain Installation
  • Sump Pit and Pump Installation
  • Battery Back-Up Installation

For nearly three decades, we’ve been serving the Chicago area, helping thousands of clients with basement and crawlspace waterproofing, and repairing their home foundations.

Protect Your Foundation

Foundation waterproofing services may be at the bottom of your home improvement to-do list, but as a long-term investment in protecting your home, they should be first.

Spending a few dollars on preventative measures now can save you thousands in the future.

Call us today at 847-382-2882 if you have any questions about residential basement waterproofing or if you’d like to schedule a free consultation.