Wet Basement Waterproofing

South Dakota: Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Huron, Yankton, Pierre… | Wyoming: Gillete, Casper…

Basements, by design, are imperfect structures. Made of concrete they are built below grade in soil that varies from region to region. Water from the soil leaks into the structure due to pressure. This situation has caused problems for homeowners for over 100 years. Water will enter a basement through the walls, floors and any joints between them. Over the years a wide variety of methods have been developed, by contractors and engineers, to help keep basements dry. As you might expect some methods were more effective than others.

Some of the many possible solutions include:

  • Exterior Excavation
  • Interior Sub-floor
  • Interior Baseboard Systems
  • Negative-side Sealant

The most effective method is to install an interior sub-floor with a drainage system along the perimeter. The biggest challenge with this method is that the drain can become clogged with mud over time. Homeowners can go years with no problems only to develop one much later due to their sub-surface drains becoming clogged.

A secondary issue for sub-floor systems is how to capture water from the walls while hiding the unsightly gap that those systems can have along the perimeter. This gap can collect dirt and debris as well, which is another factor in the clogging of the drain.

Basement Systems Network’s patented WaterGuard system, installed by Blackburn Basement Systems, is designed to solve these issues, giving you a permanently dry basement. When combined with a South Dakota or Wyoming Sump Pump installation to remove all water collected you have the best of both worlds for any basement in South Dakota or Wyoming including the cities of Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Miller, Aberdeen and Watertown.

Please contact us for a FREE estimate for your South Dakota wet basement!

WaterGuard Basement Drainage System


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Keeping a basement dry has been a challenge for over a century. Contractors have used many methods over the years with varying degrees of effectiveness, though none have been completely successful. Most drainage pipes, the most widely used method, sit at the bottom of the wall and get covered with soil, leading to clogging over time. What good is a system that gets clogged from soil that will then allow your basement to get wet?

Our WaterGuard sub-floor drainage system:

  • Is engineered specifically to resist clogging, keeping your basement dry.
  • Our special wall flange creates a space between the floor and the wall that captures wall seepage while also keeping dirt and debris from inside the basement out.
  • Perforations at the rear of the pipe allow water to flow into the system as well, capturing water that comes up from below too!
  • Winner of the CQIA Innovation Prize.

WaterGuard is patented in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our state-of-the-art WaterGuard system is the best, most permanent, solution to YOUR wet basement!


"We were very satisfied with the job did for us. The office staff was excellent and very informative. The specialist's presentation was good. We hired your company because we heard good things about you and your products."- Scott & Jess B., 5/5 stars
"Very good job, very satisfied. The installation crew were good hard workers. The salesman was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Thank you, I will recommend you!"- Leslie Z., 5/5 stars
"The installation crew, salesman, and office staff were all great!"- Janice O., 5/5 stars
The installation crew worked well together and were polite, professional, and very hard working! Thank you, I have been able to move my wall back to level with your wall anchoring system. I am happy and relieved to have the wall secured and anchored!- Karmen N., 5/5 stars
Blackburn Basement Systems is an experienced company, and they were very courteous. We are very satisfied with a job well done!- Howard A., 5/5 stars
They know their job and did the work in a timely manner! My experience with the office and crew was excellent!- Charlotte P., 5/5 stars
Blackburn Basement Systems is a local business with a good reputation. Of all the construction/repair people I have had work on my house, your crew was the best. They checked in and out, explained the process step by step, and answered all my questions. Blackburn's piering system did the trick!- Gary H., 5/5 stars
We are thoroughly pleased with the WaterGuard system that Blackburn installed. Alan and his crew are very good people, hard working and explained everything well. Great job!- Richard L., 5/5 stars
We couldn't be more satisfied with the anchor system! Our walls are now secure. We chose Blackburn Basement Systems to fix our basement based on a list of excellent references in our area, and good word of mouth.- Michael M., 5/5 stars
Very satisfied, glad we have no water in the basement anymore! Your company did an excellent job fixing my basement, I hope you pay your workers a lot because they work really hard and deserve it!- Ms. Patty K., 5/5 stars
I picked Blackburn Basement Systems because of their outstanding reputation! I was glad that Blackburn provided me with a list of references and local people to talk to about the kind of work that they do.- Bruce C., 5/5 stars
Blackburn's installation crew was knowledgeable, professional, and answered all of my questions well.- Thomas E. II, 5/5 stars
The anchor system works great! Were very pleased with the references provided of local people-helped make our decision much easier.- Charles S., 5/5 stars
Blackburn was able to do everything that needed to be done with quality materials, and good workers. It is such a piece of mind now when rain comes we don't have to clean up water, and that we can use our basement for other things, and that the air is so much better. It's like having a new basement!- Susan and Leon A., 5/5 stars
Absolutely impressed with your WaterGuard system! Glad to know that we have the best waterproofing system and a written warranty!- Terri C., 5/5 stars
We have never detected any leakage since the work was done. The system has done the job that we were told it would.- Chad B., 5/5 stars
Glad we can finally finish our basement off now that it is waterproofed!- Leo E., 5/5 stars
We were well satisfied with a job well done! The inspector and the office were pleasant to work with, and the WaterGuard system seemed to make complete sense. Great work guys!- Jim W., 5/5 stars

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