Drain Main Basement System Installation Guide

Drain Main basement system

Superior Protection Against Basement Water Seepage In One Easy Installation

Drain Main channel sits on top of the footer, above the dirt line, which plug traditional drain tile systems. Drain Main Basement System’s open-back design collects water from all major leak sources in a basement with ease. Wall flanges direct any seepage from the face of the walls down behind the system and into the main hydro flow channel. 

Digging trench for basement waterproofing system

Step 1: The floor has to be a minimum of 3-1/2” thick over the footing. Beginning at the sump pump, remove concrete floor away from the wall approximately 6′′ wide and all the way down to the footer.

Drain Main basement system installation guide

Step 2: Set a short section of the Drain Main on the footer to verify the back fin of the Drain Main will stick up above the floor surface 1/4″ to 1” after the cement work is finished.

Step 3: Drill weep holes into empty cells in the bottom row of blocks 1/2″ to 1″ above footing.

Drain Main basement system installation guide

Step 4: Layout the Drain Main Basement System using the pre-molded corners, inspection ports and sump drop kit until you have a continuous conduit along the open trench.

Drain Main basement system installation guide

Step 5: Seams between the main sections should be covered with vinyl duct tape to keep concrete from getting into the system while pouring concrete.

Digging trench for basement waterproofing system

Step 6: Before pouring rock into trench, dig out 2″ of dirt under existing concrete floor. This will help prevent moisture wicking between the concrete seams.

Drain Main Basement System Footer Tile - Sump drop kit

Step 7: Connect Drain Main channel into the sump pit using the sump drop kit. 

Drain Main basement system installation guide

Step 8: Pour pea rock into the trench. Fill the trench up to the top of the footing with rock.

Drain Main basement system installation guide

Step 9: Pour concrete to replace floor. Avoid pouring into inspection ports.

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