Warrantied French Drains Near Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Edmond
Our interior basement drainage solutions will keep your home dry
Do you have water leaking into your basement? You may need a perimeter drain to solve your problem. Vesta Foundation Solutions offers a variety of interior drainage systems that fit all kinds of slabs and foundations, and will keep your basement clean and dry. Our trained experts can help you determine which type of drain will work best for your basement.
We offer free inspections on leaky basements and free estimates for near drainage systems in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, and surrounding areas. Call (405) 233-8533 today or click the contact form below to get started today!
What is a French drain?
Believe it or not, France is not the origin of French drains. They get their name from the man who designed their concept in the 1800s, Henry Flagg French of Massachusetts. Interestingly, a French drain is not one specific type of drain. Instead, it refers to the space between a basement wall and concrete slab that directs water outside of the home, instead of it collecting on your basement floor. Regrettably, conventional French drains don’t drain as well as intended, due to the likelihood of clogs.
Vesta Foundation Solutions takes the French Drain concept to a new level with our drainage systems. We utilize a wall flange that permits the entrance of seepage into the drain, while collecting from the walls and directing it away from your home’s foundation. In addition, our systems block debris from infiltrating the drainage area and give you the nice, finished look you want on your floor.
Which French drain system works best for you?
Depending on what your particular drainage issue is, we offer different drainage systems to suit your needs. We make sure the drainage system installed in your home is the ideal system for you.
Because our drainage systems were each created to correct unique issues, they may be designed to address unusual basement water issues, like iron ochre, or to help with challenges due to the way your home is designed. Check out our selection of French drain systems below:
French drains are also known as:
- Basement drains
- Drain tile
- Weeping tile
- Footing drain
- Perimeter drain
For a typical basement, our WaterGuard® system is the ideal choice for waterproofing. This French drain is designed to be installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps the drainage system out of the mud zone, where drains can clog. WaterGuard® is installed with minimal invasion of the slab, and all concrete is restored after installation.
The WaterGuard® system collects water that seeps through basement walls and drains it to your sump pump. The system installs quickly and has a clean finished appearance, meaning you don't have to worry about having an unsightly drain around the basement. WaterGuard® works for both block walls and poured concrete, ensuring that your basement remains dry in all situations. This product also comes with a written lifetime warranty.
If your house has a monolithic foundation, or a foundation that comes with the floor and footing as one piece, jackhammering to install a drain system can be very difficult. In those cases, we use our DryTrak® system to avoid any problems. This system installs over the top of the floor, eliminating the need for excessive excavation.
DryTrak® provides the same protection and drainage for water seeping through foundation walls, while also giving the clean, finished appearance of a baseboard. The drain is secured to the floor with only a slight opening at the top, allowing water to flow in and drain to your sump pump. DryTrak® comes with a lifetime written warranty.
Sometimes the concrete floor in a basement is too thin for a drain to be installed on top of the footer. If we did install it on top of the footer, the drain would stick up past the concrete slab. We usually address this challenge with our FlowGuard® Thin Floor System. This system is designed to sit in front of the footing in a bed of drainage stone. After installation, the concrete floor is restored over the drain.
Like our other drain systems, FlowGuard® includes a wall flange, which extends up the wall to direct any leaking water to your sump pump system. This system avoids the mud zone to prevent any clogging issues as well. With quick installation and a seamless finish, you'll be able to enjoy protection from leaks in your basement for years to come.
If iron bacteria is present in your water, it will create a gelatinous, rust-colored substance known as iron ochre. This unpleasant material is notorious for smelling terrible, staining everything it touches, and clogging drainage systems. Our experts tackle this rare problem with our WaterGuard® IOS Basement Drain.
This product is a modified version of our WaterGuard® system that includes an extra-wide drain channel and larger drainage openings. To allow for easy drain system maintenance if clogged, the drain system also includes an exposed, removable lid. This system will protect your home from the nasty appearance and smell iron ochre brings while helping prevent any water from seeping into your basement.
For many homeowners, preventing flooding from an outer entryway such as a hatchway, garage door, or doorway is a priority. In this case we use the TrenchDrain™ Grated Draining Pipe to span the opening and prevent water from flowing into your basement. The grated opening of this system is designed to accept water from the floor, where it's then redirected to your perimeter drain and your sump pump.
This system comes with a removable lid to clear any debris that may enter the drain and is compatible with all our perimeter drain systems. The device lays smoothly across the floor to eliminate tripping hazards. We also recommend installing the drain inside the door to prevent debris from flooding in as well as to prevent freezing in the winter. TrenchDrain™ comes with a written lifetime warranty.
Unfortunately, trench drains have the unintended consequence of allowing air from drainage channels and from the ground into the home. This air from the ground may contain hazardous radon gas, a naturally occurring radioactive gas. TrenchLock™ trench drain inserts are specially designed to block unwanted ground air and gasses from entering the basement and ultimately your home.
TrenchLock™ is an insert that can be installed in an existing trench drain to allow water down without allowing air to come up. The system comes with balls that fit over the drainage holes, which create an airtight seal when there is no water. When water enters the drain, the ball floats to allow the water to drain, sinking back into place as the water drains out. This allows the drain to function perfectly without allowing air to enter.