Basement Waterproofing in CA, including Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks & Ventura.

Interior Basement Drainage in California

drain pipe and our basement drainage system alongside one another.

Basement drains come in many shapes and sizes, some which work better than others. Basement drains also have many names, including drain tile, weeping tile, French drain, interior footing drain, and other names.

The best way to keep your basement dry all the time is to install a drainage system on the inside perimeter of your basement.

An interior system can bypass the expense and damage to your yard that is caused by an exterior drainage system. Interior systems cost half as much, install in 1-2 days, and are installed with no need to excavate the outside of your home.

How Interior Basement Drains Work

To install a basement drain inside your home, the contractor will run a drainage system across all leaking walls and ideally along the entire perimeter of the basement or crawl space.

Once the water is collected, it's directed to a sump pump, which discharges the water out and away from the house.

What Works With Interior Basement Drain Systems

All basement drains are not alike, and some work much better than others. So Cal Crawl Space Solutions would like to share with you some of the features of the best basement drains -- and why our system is the one for you.

If you're interested in more information, So Cal Crawl Space Solutions is ready to help you. We offer free basement waterproofing quotes to homeowners throughout California. Our service area includes Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Goleta, Fillmore and many areas nearby.

A no-clog basement french drain system installed in Newbury Park

Drainage That Will Not Clog

Some drainage systems are installed with a 1" gap at the edge of the floor. These gaps can collect dirt and debris from the floor, clogging your system.

Other drains sit completely underneath the basement floor in front of the footing, laying in the mud underneath your home. These drains can easily clog with mud, causing the system to fail.

Features of Our System:


No-freeze basement drain discharge line in Newbury Park

Frozen Discharge Line Protection


Drains and discharge lines resting outside of the home are liable to freeze during the cold winter months.

If your discharge line is frozen with ice, the water will have no exit, thus backing up into your basement or crawlspace and burning out your pump. You will be flooded. To ensure that a basement does not flood from this freezing discharge lines, the water needs another way out of your home.

Features of Our System:


Basement Drainage System with Wall Flange

Built-In Wall Drainage (No Open Gaps on the Floor)


Basement walls can leak in many ways, including through cracks, pipe penetrations, through windows, or simply by having water seep through the concrete.

The hollow cavities in block walls can fill with water, creating a never-ending stream of water vapor and humidity in the home.

Features of Our System:


A drain tile access port for services and maintenance

An Easily Accessible Port

Basement Systems' WaterGuard® Ports are useful access ports to the system. They have a knockout hole so you can drain a dehumidifier hose into the top of the system. They are also useful when inspecting or flood testing the system.

Features of Our System:


Cutaway diagram of a baseboard basement drainage system

Baseboard Waterproofing System for Special Applications


Some homes are built with a monolithic foundation as part of their design. With monolithic foundations, the floor and footing are poured together as one piece. This means the edges of your basement floor are indeed your footing and are very thick at the edges.

Jackhammering a trench at the edges of a monolithic foundation may damage the footing. Therefore, a subfloor perimeter drainage system is not advisable. The solution for waterproofing a monolithic foundation is to install a baseboard drainage system on top of the floor.

A special dove-tail design and 2-part epoxy ensures the DryTrak® won't separate or be accidentally kicked or knocked loose from the floor. Other drainage may also be recommended through the center areas of the floor, especially if you have leaking floor cracks in a monolithic foundation.

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Our California Service Area
Cities in Santa Barbara County, CA
Carpinteria
Goleta
Montecito
Santa Barbara
Summerland

Cities in Ventura County, CA
Camarillo
Fillmore
Moorpark
Newbury Park
Oak View
Ojai
Oxnard
Point Mugu Nawc
Port Hueneme
Port Hueneme Cbc Base
Santa Paula
Simi Valley
Somis
Thousand Oaks
Ventura
Westlake Village

Our Locations:

So Cal Crawl Space Solutions
31858 Castaic Rd #204
Castaic, CA 91384
1-805-464-3158