New Home Construction 101: Drainage Systems

In the summer of 2023, when Colorado experienced record-breaking amounts of rainfall, we quickly learned the value of a superior home drainage system. Like many other parts of the home construction process, not all home builders are the same.

Many builders only install an interior drain system. This system includes a series of drainage pipes installed inside the perimeter of the foundation walls. The pipes converge in a sump pit where a sump pump then discharges the water outside of the home. This system, however, is not ideal since moisture should never be allowed inside the foundation walls.

By contrast, Celebrity Custom Homes installs a superior system that includes drainage pipes outside the foundation walls and a backup system of pipes inside the foundation walls. The exterior pipes converge in the sump pit which then discharges water outside the home (with the exception of a few homesites where a gravity feed system is appropriate). The interior drain system (the only system used by many builders) functions simply as a backup. Below is a diagram that shows how our superior system works.



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