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Our most popular drainage system, BasementGutter™ is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications.


Different problems call for different tools to fix them. In the same way that we wouldn’t use a hammer to pound in a screw, we wouldn’t use generic piping to waterproof a basement.

At Innovative Basement Authority, we have the drainage solution you need to create dry, usable space in your basement or crawl space. We have specialized basement drain systems that we customize for your unique problem — no matter what that problem may be. For a free basement waterproofing quote in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismarck, or nearby, call or e-mail us today! Our installations take 1-2 days.

The BasementGutter™ Drainage System

BasementGutter Installed Closeup

Our most popular and most versatile drainage system, BasementGutter™ is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications.

Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems installed on the outside of the home, BasementGutter™ is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor.

BasementGutter™ Specifications

  • Includes wall flange with 3/8″ opening to collect water from walls — There’s no gap on the basement floor to let humidity into the space or to collect debris.
  • Able to waterproof concrete block foundation walls — Weep holes are drilled at the bottom of the blocks to drain the hollow cavities.
  • Will not clog with mud — The system sits on top of the footing, away from the “mud zone” underneath your floor. Water is collected without the risk of clogs that would halt your system.
  • Nearly out of sight — The system is nearly invisible once it is installed and the floor has been restored.
  • Fast install with longtime protection — BasementGutter™ installs quickly, effectively, and includes a lifetime written transferable warranty against groundwater seepage with each full-perimeter system.

Find the ideal drainage system for your home

At Innovative Basement Authority, we provide the ideal drain for your home’s individual needs. If you’ve had leaks, mold growth, or other problems in your basement, call us today to get a free estimate on basement drain installation. We offer all our basement waterproofing services in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismarck, Eden Prairie, Saint Cloud, Bismarck, Minot, Anoka, Andover, Grand Forks, and throughout the surrounding areas.

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1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102


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Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076


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Rush City, MN 55069