Drainage

Form-A-Drain® Plus

Streamline your build: lay foundations and drainage together.

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Form-A-Drain

Why Form-A-Drain® Plus

  • Drainage system parallel to footing below foundation walls relieves hydrostatic pressure on walls and slabs, reducing risk of cracking.
  • Greater water intake capacity ensures rapid collection of ground water and minimizes possibility of basement water infiltration.
  • Strong, rigid PVC construction minimizes possibility of system failure due to a collapsed or crushed drainage system.
  • Level installation ensures uniform drainage of foundation and makes it easier to set wallforms and masonry blocks. 

Form-A-Drain Plus 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 basement applications, Form-A-Drain Plus consists of lineal sections installed as the foundation footing forms. Unlike standard wood forms, Form-A-Drain Plus 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. Since it stays in place, Form-A-Drain Plus 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.

Permanent & precise footing forms

Designed for installation before basement construction begins, Form-A-Drain Plus consists of lineal sections installed as the foundation footing forms. Unlike standard wood forms, Form-A-Drain Plus lineals stay in place permanently after completion of the concrete pour and form a complete sub-slab perimeter loop around the foundation.

Since it stays in place, Form-A-Drain Plus 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 job site.

Integrated drainage

With Form-A-Drain Plus, you create a drainage system as you set up footing forms, with no need to purchase and install separate drain pipe. Form-A-Drain Plus is an outstanding alternative to perforated pipe when it comes to drainage performance. It has a greater water intake capacity than traditional drain pipe, and its strong, rigid construction assures a quality installation.

Each lineal section is manufactured with one slotted wall, which allows for the collection of water at the footing. 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 where it should be—at the top of and on both sides of the footing—providing drainage on both the exterior and interior sides of the foundation.

Radon reduction

Because Form-A-Drain Plus stays in place after the footing is poured, it’s in the perfect position to perform as part of a radon reduction system. Simply add a single outlet to one of the inner Form-A-Drain Plus lineals and connect it to dedicated vent pipe, as described in the Form-A-Drain installation guide.

Form-A-Drain Plus provides revolutionary benefits that builders love and homeowners shouldn’t have to live without.

Product Resources

Form-A-Drain Water Everywhere
Water Water Everywhere Download
FAD Insurance
Form-A-Drain Insurance Download
FAD Solutions Guide
FAD Solutions Guide Download
Form-A-Drain Contractor Handbook
Contractor Handbook Download
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