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AquaStop™ CrawlDrain™ for Efficient Crawl Space Drainage 

Water in your crawl space can go undetected, leading to mold, structural issues, and bad smells. It’s vital to address these drainage concerns to safeguard your home. 

Innovative Basement Authority specializes in resolving these challenges with the AquaStop™ CrawlDrain™ crawl space drainage system. 

As leading specialists in crawl space encapsulation, we implement a system that not only addresses current moisture issues but also wards off future complications. The installation of CrawlDrain™ and effective crawl space waterproofing ensures a lasting solution to moisture challenges. 

Explore this page to discover how this cutting-edge system can safeguard your home. 

What is CrawlDrain™? 

CrawlDrain™ represents a state-of-the-art drainage innovation for crawl spaces. This system, unlike traditional pipes, comprises a 4-inch corrugated and perforated pipe within a protective silt sock. 

When positioned in a crawl space, it resides in carefully excavated trenches, surrounded by gravel. This setup acts as a filtration mechanism, averting blockages and facilitating consistent groundwater flow to a sump pump setup. 

CrawlDrain™ isn’t merely a product; it’s an essential part of a comprehensive home health strategy. 

In conjunction with crawl space encapsulation, insulation, and dehumidification, CrawlDrain™ plays a crucial role in maintaining your home’s structural health by efficiently controlling crawl space moisture. Its correct installation is key to the system’s durability and your home’s well-being, representing a sound investment for property owners. 

Signs You Need Crawl Space Drainage 

Watch out for these warning signs indicating that your crawl space might be facing drainage issues: 

These are indicators of moisture problems that, if ignored, could lead to significant damage. 

Is Crawl Space Waterproofing Necessary? 

Yes, waterproofing your crawl space is crucial. Ignoring drainage problems allows more water to enter, intensifying the damage. 

We advise against attempting DIY crawl space inspection or drainage installation due to the complexity and potential risks involved. If you encounter any of the signs listed above, it’s important to contact crawl space encapsulation professionals like Innovative Basement Authority for a comprehensive inspection and professional installation. 

Delaying crawl space waterproofing measures like CrawlDrain™ can lead to increased damage and costs. Early intervention prevents water damage, saving you money and ensuring the longevity of your home. 

Crawl space waterproofing is a critical component of our holistic approach to home care, guaranteeing a safe, dry, and healthy environment. Our encapsulation system, including CrawlDrain™, offers complete moisture control. 

What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Drainage? 

Integrating crawl space drainage with encapsulation provides several benefits: 

  • Enhanced Air Quality: Moisture reduction limits mold growth and musty smells, leading to cleaner air in your home. 
  • Structural Integrity Preservation: Water accumulation can cause wood to rot and corrode. Proper drainage safeguards your home’s foundation. 
  • Reduced Energy Costs: By managing moisture, humidity levels decrease, reducing the strain on your HVAC systems and maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures. 

Utilizing our unique solutions and expert services is essential for maximizing these benefits. Our products are custom designed for optimal performance, offering reliability and customization that standard products cannot. 

How We Install CrawlDrain™ 

The CrawlDrain™ system is vital for complete crawl space encapsulation. Innovative Basement Authority follows these steps for installation: 

  • Conduct a detailed inspection of the crawl space. 
  • Seal any exposed crawl space vents. 
  • If needed, upgrade crawl space access doors
  • Flatten the crawl space ground and create perimeter trenches. 
  • Place the CrawlDrain™ system in these trenches. 
  • Cover the drainage system with gravel. 
  • Install a sump pump at the lowest point. 
  • Apply drainage matting over the dirt floor, leading water to the drainage system. 
  • Insulate the crawl space walls with special insulation boards
  • Encapsulate the area using a robust vapor barrier, covering both walls and floor. 
  • Install a dehumidifier in the crawl space. 
  • Provide regular maintenance checks for enduring protection. 

Innovative Basement Authority is the leading choice for installing the CrawlDrain™ system, ensuring a smooth and efficient installation process. 

Why Our Crawl Space Drainage is the Best Choice for Your Home 

Innovative Basement Authority’s CrawlDrain™ Crawl Space Drainage system offers unparalleled protection, ensuring the longevity and safety of your crawl space and home. Here are reasons why our product is superior: 

  • Customized solutions for every unique space 
  • Superior-grade materials for lasting solutions 
  • Certification and testing in line with the highest industry standards 
  • Comprehensive evaluations for whole-home health 
  • An all-encompassing encapsulation system 
  • Yearly maintenance service plans 

Contact Innovative Basement Authority for Crawl Space Waterproofing Today! 

Tackling moisture issues in your crawl space promptly prevents them from worsening. Act now to defend your crawl space, home, and family with reliable solutions. Innovative Basement Authority’s drainage and encapsulation services transform your crawl space into a dry, valuable area, enhancing your home’s air quality and overall value. 

For more than 18 years, homeowners across the region have trusted us to improve their crawl spaces, making them healthier environments. Address your crawl space moisture issues effectively. Contact Innovative Basement Authority for a free crawl space inspection


To start, our team removes any standing water. We then install a specialized CrawlDrain™ perimeter drainage system to capture and redirect leaking water to a sump pump. Drainage matting is also utilized to guide water to these systems. Further steps like crawl space encapsulation, insulation, and dehumidification are crucial. Contact Innovative Basement Authority for additional information and to book a free inspection.

CrawlDrain™ is designed to protect and maintain your foundation by effectively managing water, without adversely affecting your home’s foundation. The installation process is non-invasive, not requiring heavy excavation or machinery, and is straightforward for our professionals to install and maintain during regular check-ups. Contact Innovative Basement Authority for more details on this exclusive product and to schedule a no-cost crawl space inspection.

The duration of CrawlDrain™ installation can vary, depending on the crawl space’s condition, size, and the necessary repairs. Our team at Innovative Basement Authority works diligently to complete crawl space solution installations in typically one to two days, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily life. Contact us for more information and a timeline estimate during your complimentary crawl space evaluation.

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Fargo, ND

1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102

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Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

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Rush City, MN 55069

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101 S. Reid Street, Suite 307
Sioux Falls, SD 57103