Application: Forming, Draining, Radon Venting, Footings & Foundations
Manufacturer: North American Pipe Corporation
FORM-A-DRAIN® is the 3-in-1 foundation solution that forms footings, provides an integrated drainage system, and can be easily adapted to vent radon where needed. Designed for residential basement applications, Form-A-Drain consists of lineal sections installed as the foundation footing forms. Unlike standard wood forms, Form-A-Drain 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 functions as a foundation drainage and a radon collection system as well. Since it stays in place, Form-A-Drain also shaves valuable time from the construction schedule; there’s no need for a crew to return the next day to remove, strip, clean and transport forms to the next jobsite.
Form-A-Drain outlines the footing, a strip of concrete that defines the basement perimeter and upon which the basement walls rest. It’s installed before the footing is poured and stays in place permanently. Form-A-Drain is always in the optimum position, right up against the side of the footing and level with its top providing superior drainage, either to a sump pit or away from the house.
Other drainage systems are designed to be installed after the footing is poured, making it difficult to maneuver them into the correct position. As a result, they may not be as effective in channeling water from your foundation. Form-A-Drain’s unique design and the fact that it encloses the entire perimeter of the foundation also allow it to be adapted for use as part of a radon venting system where needed. This avoids the need to drill holes in your new walls and floors after the house has been built.
You don’t see Form-A-Drain once your new home is complete, but knowing it’s there, helping to keep you and your family dry and comfortable, is a good feeling. Start off on the right footing. Tell your builder you want Form-A-Drain, the best foundation drainage and venting system available.