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No homeowner wants to have to deal with a flooded basement. Basement Authority can keep your home dry with an interior basement drainage system that works well.

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How AquaStop BasementGutter™ Works

The AquaStop BasementGutter™ is a drainage system that goes around the perimeter of your basement. The purpose of this French drain is to collect water that drips down your basement walls or comes in through the crack between the wall and the floor and send it to your sump pump. In the end, this keeps water from puddles forming in your basement and helps with moisture problems.

  1. The first thing our installers at Basement Authority of West Virginia do is dig up some of your basement floor to make a trench for the drainage system. An interior drainage system that was put in by a professional works all the time to keep your basement dry without you having to do anything.
  2. Then, weep holes are drilled in the bottom course of the wall. These let water drain out of the walls and into the AquaStop BasementGutter™ system, and also help to relieve hydrostatic pressure.
  3. Then, the AquaStop BasementGutter™ drains are installed in the trench above the footing and out of the muck zone. To keep the drains clean and to provide a backer for the concrete, the trench is lined with stone.
  4. The drainage channels are linked to a sump pump system, which collects water from AquaStop BasementGutter™.
  5. Installation areas are filled with cement, which serves to hide the AquaStop BasementGutter™ from view. The top of the wall flange is the only part of the system that can be seen.

Why Our AquaStop BasementGutter™ is Better Than The Competitors

  • Water Collection: Our drainage system diverts water into specially constructed pipes. It’s designed to catch any water that leaks through the wall-to-floor junction. This is the area of your basement that is most prone to flooding. Any water from dripping faucets or dripping walls can also be captured by the system.
  • Resistant to Clogs: Other drainage systems have a tendency to become clogged. Water can become clogged with debris and soil when mixed, clogging the system and causing leaks that can result from mixing them. Our system is a clog-free French drain system. 
  • Fast Installation: The AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system can be installed in one to two days at the most. Installing AquaStop BasementGutter™ under your basement’s floors and around its perimeter is a discrete and custom-made process because of the system’s dynamic architecture, which makes it both flexible and durable.

Signs Your Home Needs This French Drain System

Standing Water

Water can also seep in by the cove joint, which connects the wall and the floor. There is the potential for small puddles to form on the floor, or possibly for a flood to occur. This is a major sign that you need to install a French Drain in your basement.

Mold Growth

Water, excessive humidity, and organic material are all vital to the development of mold. If you find mold growing in your basement or elsewhere in your house, or if you smell the musty scents mold can produce, you may have water damage there.

Damp Walls

The presence of water seeping through your basement walls necessitates the installation of an effective interior drainage system. Cracks, gaps, holes, and pores in concrete walls are common entry points for water. A powdery white substance called efflorescence can be seen on walls that appear moist and stained.


Your basement will benefit greatly from the addition of interior drains, such as our French drain system. A single rain or snowmelt event can cause a wet basement in West Virginia, even though the state is known for its humid climate. Maintaining the health and safety of your property by keeping water away from your stored items, electrical outlets and appliances, and structural supports is essential. When water is threatening your home, you’ll be grateful you have an interior drainage system in place to prevent it from being flooded.

Your interior, French drainage system’s price will rely on a variety of things. These factors include the size of your basement, the quantity of material required, the degree of damage, and whether other solutions are put in place concurrently. Contact us for a free examination to learn how much an interior drainage system for your basement will cost. An expert from our team will come to your home at no cost to you, perform a comprehensive examination, provide personalized recommendations for your house, and offer you a free estimate for repairs.

Basement waterproofing is not a do-it-yourself project, despite the fact that many home improvement projects are. It is best to leave the installation of an interior drainage system in your basement to the professionals because it can be both delicate and dangerous. The AquaStop BasementGutter™ interior drainage system, which is only available through Basement Authority, is highly trained to detect signs of water intrusion and install it. A free inspection by our experts is the best way to get started with basement waterproofing.

Call Us For A Free Inspection 

Our crew at Basement Authority of West Virginia is equipped with the skills and instruments necessary to install French drains, which will prevent water from pooling in your basement. If you ignore the warning signals that water is coming into your basement, the harm that has already been done will only get worse. For this reason, it is essential to maintain vigilance over your Parkersburg, Charleston, or Beckley home.

You can count on us to help you deal with a wet basement because we have experience dealing with similar issues in rainy West Virginia. Please get in touch with us if you suspect that the basement in your home has been damaged by water. If you want to find out if there is any damage that could indicate that your basement has water problems, then contact us! We provide free, no-obligation inspections.

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