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Crawl Space Drainage

Water in your crawl space can cause musty smells and mold growth and even damage your property’s foundation. We can help! The AquaStop™ CrawlDrain™ system supports crawl space drainage, providing a long-lasting solution to ongoing moisture problems. 

With over 20 years of experience, The Basement Guys are leaders in crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing in Ohio. Learn more about how we can safeguard your home below. 

What is CrawlDrain™? 

AquaStop™ CrawlDrain™ is an innovative system designed for crawl spaces. It consists of a four-inch corrugated, perforated pipe in a silt sock, making it more effective for crawl space drainage than a regular drain conduit. 

We can strategically place CrawlDrain™ in dug trenches and surround it with gravel in your crawl space. That can help prevent blockages and allow consistent groundwater to flow to a sump pump system. 

CrawlDrain™ is just one of the tools we use for crawl space drainage. We can combine it with crawl space encapsulation, insulation, and dehumidification solutions for even better results. Together, these systems protect your home’s structural integrity and control moisture levels. 

Let The Basement Guys install CrawlDrain™ to improve the health and safety of your home! 

Signs You Need a Crawl Space Drainage System

Your crawl space might have drainage problems if you notice any of these signs:

  • A musty smell
  • High humidity levels
  • Unusually high energy bills
  • Mold growth
  • Standing water, dampness, or condensation
  • Leaks around open vents or the crawl space perimeter
  • Pest infestations
  • Wood rot or other structural damage

These symptoms might mean you have moisture problems in your crawl space, which could lead to serious complications. 

Do You Need Crawl Space Waterproofing? 

We recommend waterproofing your crawl space to avoid further water infiltration and damage. Ignoring moisture issues can lead to more expensive repairs later on. 

Attempting to waterproof this area of your home can pose safety risks, so it’s always best to contact crawl space encapsulation experts like The Basement Guys. We’ll make sure your property is dry and secure! 


Benefits of Crawl Space Drainage 

When combined with other encapsulation solutions, crawl space drainage provides the following advantages:

  • Better Indoor Air Quality: Getting rid of unwanted moisture reduces musty smells and mold growth, resulting in fresher air in your home. 
  • Preserved Structural Integrity: Standing water causes wood decay and corrosion, so installing a drainage system safeguards your property’s foundation.  
  • Lower Energy Bills: Removing moisture reduces humidity and relieves pressure on your HVAC system. That enhances energy efficiency and creates a more comfortable living environment. 

Our CrawlDrain™ Installation Process

The Basement Guys follow these steps when installing CrawlDrain™ in your home:

  • Conducting an in-depth inspection of your crawl space.
  • Sealing open crawl space vents.
  • Updating crawl space access doors, if needed.
  • Regrading the crawl space dirt floor and excavating trenches along the inner perimeter. 
  • Installing the CrawlDrain™ system within trenches. 
  • Encasing the drainage system in gravel.
  • Installing a sump pump at the crawl space’s lowest point. 
  • Laying drainage matting on the dirt floor to drive water to the drainage system.
  • Insulating crawl space walls with high-quality insulation panels
  • Encapsulating the area with a robust vapor barrier.
  • Installing a crawl space dehumidifier
  • Scheduling annual maintenance inspections. 

Why Choose Us for Crawl Space Drainage?

Key factors that set our CrawlDrain™ crawl space drainage system apart from similar products include:

  • Custom Solutions: We offer tailor-made options to meet your property’s unique needs.
  • Superior Materials: Our high-quality materials guarantee durability. 
  • Certification and Testing: The CrawlDrain™ system meets industry standards through rigorous testing and certification. 
  • In-Depth Home Inspections: We’ll carry out a detailed evaluation of your home for holistic protection. 
  • All-Encompassing Encapsulation: Our system offers complete encapsulation, covering every aspect of crawl space protection. 
  • Maintenance Plans: We offer annual maintenance services to ensure consistent performance and protection. 

Contact The Basement Guys for Reliable Crawl Space Waterproofing

Our drainage and encapsulation solutions, including AquaStop™ CrawlDrain™, prevent further moisture issues in your crawl space. 

Contact The Basement Guys now for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate! 


Crawl space drainage systems are worth it for homes that frequently experience water accumulation or flooding, as this tool helps prevent moisture-related issues and protects the home’s foundation.

The local climate and natural water flow around your home determine whether crawl space drainage systems are necessary at your residence. However, these systems are essential for preventing water damage and maintaining a dry, healthy environment in most cases.

We don’t recommend installing your own crawl space drainage. The Basement Guys® Cleveland can ensure proper grading and sloping and use high-quality materials. Neglecting these steps to effectively manage water flow and prevent moisture problems will lead to mold and related water-damage.

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