Form-A-Drain Plus is a great drainage system parallel to the footing below foundation walls that relieves hydrostatic pressure on walls and slabs to help reduce the risk of cracking. The greater water intake capacity ensures rapid collection of groundwater and minimizes the possibility of basement infiltration. A strong PVC construction lowers the possibility of system failure due to a collapsed or crushed drainage system. Form-A-Drain Plus was designed for basement applications to be installed before the basement construction begins.
It consists of lineal sections installed as the foundation footing forms. Unlike standard wood forms, its lineals stay in place permanently after completion of the concrete pour and because they form a complete sub-slab perimeter loop around the foundation, Form-A-Drain Plus functions as a foundation drainage and a radon collection system as well. And the best part is that since it stays in place, it also saves time for the construction crew; there’s no need for a crew to return the next day to remove, strip, clean, and transport forms to the next jobsite.
With Form-A-Drain Plus you can create a drainage system as you set up footing forms with no need to purchase and install separate drain pipes. And its strong, rigid construction assures quality installation. Each lineal section is manufactured with one slotted wall to allow for the collection of water. The collected water then flows through the hollow core of the Form-A-Drain Plus system to the drainage outlet where it is safely discharged away from the home or to the sump pit. The foundation system is located at the top and on both sides of the footing to provide drainage on both the exterior and interior sides of the foundation.
Simply add a single outlet to one of the inner Form-A-Drain Plus lineals and connect it to a dedicated vent pipe, as described in the installation guide. And then enjoy all the revolutionary benefits that builders love and homeowners shouldn’t have to live without! – Westlake Royal Building Products, www.westlakeroyalbuildingproducts.com