Solving The Problem: Drainage

At Americrawl, years of hands-on experience and aggressive education in crawl space and basement science have resulted in unsurpassed solutions. Our vast storehouse of advanced methods and proven installations provide custom remedies for every foundation imaginable. Patented systems include a Lifetime Transferable Warranty that applies to the home, regardless of ownership change. We look forward to giving your foundation a "physical," and curing your crawl space and basement headaches with an applicable treatment.

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Normal soil, especially clay, becomes more compacted and contains less air the deeper it goes. When it rains, the water pushes the air to the surface, gravity takes over, and the water then begins to flow downhill.

That is, if the ground slopes. Level yards are at a disadvantage as the movement of water through the earth is minimal and heavy rainfalls cause pooling, even up to flooding levels.

The movement of sub-surface water can be increased by intercepting and re-directing its flow through a drainage system imbedded in narrow trenches, sometimes called a strip drain or French drain.

AkwaDrain functions as an excellent French Drain and is effective in eliminating the problem of standing water in low lying areas.

Product Description

AkwaDrain is based on a two-part, prefabricated drain composed of geotextile fabric surrounding a polystyrene core that offers a total collection and transport system. The polypropylene filter fabric allows 80% open surface filtration of the water while restricting soil particles. The core transports the water both vertically and horizontally, whether it’s down a sub-surface wall or to a designated drainage exit.

Product Benefits

  • Excellent High Flow Capacity
  • Reduced Drainage Space
  • Easier Handling and Installation
  • Lower Installation Costs
  • Strength and Durability
  • Enhanced Waterproofing Protection


Re-routing downspout water away from a home's foundation is an invaluable waterproofing measure. Roof water that drains and pools near the base of the house can contribute to wet crawl spaces and basements, wash away mulch and erode the landscape.

GutterScape offers underground downspout extensions that transfer rain water into a below ground PVC pipe. Through this pipe, the water is transported on average 10' away from the foundation and terminates at a "bubbler pot" that allows it to overflow onto the surface away from the house. GutterScape extensions are customized to suit each home's design.

Once the GutterScape installation is complete, unruly ground pipes and splash blocks can be eliminated, and lawn maintenance will be simplified, as mowers can be operated right over the bubbler pots without damage, much like a sprinkler head. The bubbler pot cover is easily removed for cleaning out any accumulated debris.