Footer Drain


A method of protection against water entering the basement. It runs along the footer - the structure below the basement's floor that supports a house's foundation, collecting excess water and running it through pipe into a sump or away from the house.

Also known as

Footing Drain, Foundation Drain

Cost Considerations

Footer drains are the most effective method for foundation drainage, and easy to install when building a house, but they are expensive to retrofit.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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