Basement Waterproofing in ON, including Sault Ste Marie, White River & Thunder Bay.
Basement Waterproofing

The WaterGuard® Below-Floor French Drain System Near Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie

What It Does:

The WaterGuard® System is an award-winning, patented below-floor drain that rests in a bed of drainage stone on top of the foundation footing.

By installing the drain at this point, it's kept out of the "mud zone", the point where clogged drains are common. The unique shape and large drain openings of WaterGuard® also aid in preventing clogs in the system.

WaterGuard® is what we usually recommend, and is our most widely used drain system. It's popular because of its resistance to clogs, its easy-to-access service ports, and its ability to also collect leaking water from the basement walls.

Advantages To Our System:

  • Installed Out Of The "Mud Zone"
  • An Anti-Clog Design
  • Collects Leaking Water From Walls
  • Includes A Written Lifetime Warranty

Customers also appreciate how quickly this system is installed in a home -- which is done with minimal removal of the slab. All removed concrete is restored during the installation.

Our French drain systems are a key part of a complete basement waterproofing system, and help to provide a permanent solution for flooding. Our dealers are typically able to install a complete system in less than two days.

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We provide free on-site cost quotes to homeowners throughout our Ontario service area, including Sault Ste Marie, Kenora, Thunder Bay, surrounding areas such as White River, Armstrong, Fort Frances, Ear Falls, Big Trout Lake, Cochrane, and nearby.

closeup of our basement drain's wall flange.

The WaterGuard® Below-Floor Drain System is designed with a built-in wall flange, which extends up your basement wall by 3/8".

Any water leaking from the walls will move downward and behind this flange, where it is then directed into the WaterGuard® system.

Collecting Water From Wall Cracks

Basement walls can flood from many points -- including from wall cracks, pipe or wire penetrations, and through basement windows.

At SST Basement Systems, we have many products that can collect this water from the walls and redirect it to your below-floor drain -- including our FlexiSpan® Wall Crack System, and our WellDuct® Window Drain.

Water collected by these systems is then drained down to your WaterGuard® System and directed to your sump system.

Fixing Leaking Concrete Block Walls

If you have block walls, water can build up in the empty cavity of each block. Eventually, this water seeps through and enters your home.

The key to solving this problem is to give the water a way to drain out of the cavities. To accomplish this, we drill "weep holes" in each block, which drain the block of water as it fills.

This water is released behind the wall flange of the WaterGuard® system, which directs this water into your below-floor drain.

Why Not Use PVC Pipe For Your Below-Floor Drain?

Typical below-floor drain systems use PVC pipe sections and make for a difficult installation. These wide sections of pipe are too large to rest on the footing, so extra floor will need to be removed to install it in front of the footing instead. That means extra work for you!

Because they sit in front of the footing, they will have to sit in the "mud zone" -- which makes them highly vulnerable to clogging with mud. And because they don't come with a wall flange, a 1/2" gap will be left along the edges -- which is notorious for clogging with debris from the floor.

Install Our Below-Floor Drain System In Your Home!

Our patented WaterGuard® System is the result of more than two decades of research and development by the world's largest network of waterproofers -- and is backed by a lifetime transferable written warranty! This system has been successfully used in hundreds of thousands of basements in more than three continents, and is a proven way to permanently dry your basement.

For more information, contact us today for a free basement waterproofing quote! We'll stop by your home to provide an on-site inspection and measurement of your basement. Our visit includes an on-site consultation where we answer any questions you may have, as well as a customized cost quote for all work you'd like to have done.

Our Ontario service area includes Thunder Bay, Kenora, Sault Ste Marie, nearby White River, Armstrong, Fort Frances, Ear Falls, Big Trout Lake, Cochrane, and the surrounding area. Don't wait to transform your basement into dry, usable space! Contact us by phone or e-mail today to get started!

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Serving ON including the Greater Thunder Bay area
Our Ontario Service Area
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Angling Lake
Armstrong Station
Aroland
Atikokan
Attawapiskat
Aweres Twp
Balmertown
Barwick
Batchawana Bay
Batchewana First Nation
Beardmore
Bearskin Lake
Big Trout Lake
Caramat
Cat Lake
Chaput Hughes
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Cochrane
Collins
Connaught
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Dalles
Deer Lake
Devlin
Dinorwic
Dobie
Dorion
Driftwood
Dryden
Dubreuilville
Eabamet Lake
Eagle River
Ear Falls
Echo Bay
Emo
Fauquier
Fort Albany
Fort Severn
Fort William First Nation
Fowler
Frederickhouse
Garden River
Geraldton
Gorham
Goulais River
Graham
Grassy Narrows
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Hallebourg
Harty
Hawk Junction
Hearst
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Holtyre
Hudson
Hunta
Ignace
Iroquois Falls
Iroquois Falls A
Jacques
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Jogues
Kakabeka Falls
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Kashechewan
Kearns
Keewatin
Keewaywin
Kejick
Kenora
King Kirkland
Kingfisher Lake
Kirkland Lake
Lac La Croix First Nation
Lac Seul
Lansdowne House
Larder Lake
Longbow Lake
Longlac
Macdiarmid
Madsen
Manitouwadge
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Matachewan
Matheson
Mattice
Mckenzie Island
Migisi Sahgaigan
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Mine Centre
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Montreal River Harbour
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Moose Factory
Moosonee
Morson
Murillo
Muskrat Dam
Nakina
Nestor Falls
Nipigon
Nolalu
North Spirit Lake
Ogoki
Opasatika
Osnaburgh House
Oxdrift
Pass Lake
Pawitik
Pays Plat
Peawanuck
Perrault Falls
Pickle Lake
Pikangikum
Pinewood
Poplar Hill
Porcupine
Porquis Junction
Prince Twp
Rainy River
Raith
Ramore
Red Lake
Red Rock
Redditt
Rosslyn
Rossport
Sachigo Lake
Sandy Lake
Sault Ste. Marie
Savant Lake
Schreiber
Schumacher
Searchmont
Sesekinika
Shebandowan
Shuniah
Sioux Lookout
Sioux Narrows
Slate Falls
Slate River
Sleeman
Smooth Rock Falls
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South Porcupine
Stratton
Strickland
Summer Beaver
Swastika
Tarzwell
Terrace Bay
Thunder Bay
Timmins
Tunis
Upsala
Val Cote
Val Gagne
Val Rita
Vermilion Bay
Virginiatown
Wabigoon
Waldhof
Wawa
Weagamow Lake
Webequie
White River
Whitedog
Wunnumin Lake

Our Locations:

SST Basement Systems
648 Squier St., Unit #9
Thunder Bay, ON P7B4A8
1-807-788-1013