Hydraway French Drain System

What Is the Hydraway Basement Waterproofing System?

Hydraway has built an excellent reputation for protecting investments of homeowners through innovative technology in advanced waterproofing systems. Hydraway can be installed in your basement or crawl space, used for exterior drainage, and installed behind retaining walls.

Benefits of Using the Hydraway Waterproofing System

Hydraway will capture water before it enters your basement, relieving hydrostatic pressure and resulting in a dry, comfortable area. The Hydraway Drainage System protects your most significant investment using a four-step process.

First, our certified installer removes a small section of the floor in the affected area. Next, small weep holes are cored beneath the floor slab to release hydrostatic pressure (for block walls only). The Hydraway French Drain is then inserted. Lastly, the removed section of the concrete floor is repoured to original thickness, ensuring its structural integrity.

In addition to a dry basement or crawl space, here are some other reasons to use the Hydraway Waterproofing System for your waterproofing installations.

  • Proven history of successful installations worldwide—residential, commercial, and industrial
  • Capacity to handle 70% more water than other methods—more significant relief from hydrostatic pressure
  • Polypropylene filtration ensures the Hydraway System will never clog—no known failures worldwide
  • Fusion bonding of the filter to the core adds significant strength to withstand extreme conditions
  • Long-term waterproofing
  • Removes water 70% faster
  • No clogging or backups
  • Minimal disturbance to foundation and surrounding areas

Hydraway System Components

The Hydraway waterproofing system uses three components to remove moisture and keep it out of your home. These are:

  • Hydraway works to remove water and channel it far away from your home by working in tandem with HydraPanel.
  • HydraPanel is situated in the weakest part of your foundation, where the floor meets the footing, to direct water toward the Hydraway.
  • Sump Pump directs the water away from your home using a series of exterior pipes.


The Hydraway Drainage System is ideal for residences that suffer from poor drainage and leakage issues in their foundations or basement systems. The Hydraway Waterproofing System offers a better investment than the French drain or drain tile methods because it is a permanent solution that has zero instances of clogging or backed up water in the two decades Intech Anchoring Systems has been manufacturing the product.


The specially engineered design of the Hydraway permits high flow rates for rapid dewatering of the soil while effectively preventing the passage of soil particles. It is constructed of heavy-duty, clog-resistant geotextile fabric, permanently bonded to lattice core of 75% available open space for water. The design of Hydraway allows it to relieve hydrostatic pressure by acting as a shallow underdrain. Hydraway is a cost-effective and superior performing replacement for the French drain or other conventional drain tile systems.


HydraPanel captures water at the foundation’s weakest point—where the footing, the wall, and the floor meet. HydraPanel is widely used to relieve hydrostatic pressure against subsurface structures. This system provides a built-in protection board in one-piece construction.

Other applications include retaining walls, exterior foundations, planter boxes, landscaping, and sub-slab construction.

Sump Pump

Once the Hydraway System drains water from the basement or crawl space, the water needs somewhere to go. Once installed, the Hydraway is connected to a sump pit that is situated within the soil. Inside the sump pit is a sump pump that pushes the water up and out of your basement through the discharge hose. Intech’s Sump Pump options captures water from the Hydraway system and routes it through drain pipes to the exterior of the home.

Waterproofing System Installation

  • Small weep holes that provide an escape for trapped water are added beneath the floor slab in block walls only, effectively releasing hydrostatic pressure.
  • Hydraway material is inserted into the soil.
  • HydraPanel is installed above.
  • Concrete is then poured over the product to replace the foundation removed in step one.

Why Intech Anchoring Systems?

The manufacturing of the Hydraway Waterproofing Systems has been a focus of ours for over 20 years. Hydraway has become the preferred choice for many contractors due to its guaranteed lasting results and high compressive strengths.

Intech Anchoring Systems and the Hydraway Waterproofing System have a proven history worldwide. The capacity and long-term effectiveness of our patented technology speak for themselves and make this the clear choice for your waterproofing needs.

To learn more about our patented Hydraway waterproofing technology, contact Intech Anchoring Systems today.

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Tim Comb


Tim is the President of Intech Anchoring and has 25 years of experience in the Civil Engineering and Geostructural Industry. Tim has developed extensive industry knowledge by working to support the needs of specialty contractors at each and every business level. Tim’s diverse industry background has given him exposure to a wide variety civil construction projects, ranging from the simplest residential applications to the most complex commercial and industrial projects. Coupled with a highly skilled and educated team, Tim focuses on providing the highest quality products and solutions to Intech Anchoring’s customers in order to consistently exceed expectations.