Concrete Forming and Drainage

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Builders and contractors alike now have a revolutionary way to design a superior foundation system into their homes.

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Time Is Money

Every contractor knows that time is money. The more jobs you can finish in a day, a week, or a month, the more revenue you generate.

That’s why the Form-A-Drain® foundation footing system is such a great idea. It saves you time in several different ways, allowing you to move from one job to the next more quickly.

Form- A-Drain® is used in place of wood to form the footing, then remains in place after the concrete is poured. You don’t have to go back to strip and clean your old forms, load them on the truck, and haul them to the next job.

Form-A-Drain® is both the footing form and the foundation drainage system, so your crew accomplishes these two jobs at the same time. For many contractors, the time saved using Form-A-Drain® allows them to complete more jobs, resulting in additional profits.

Form-A-Drain® is easily adapted to be part of a radon gas venting system, so your crew can carry out this job efficiently in areas where code or local practice requires it.

Time, labour, and material savings add up in your favor when you use Form-A-Drain®. And your customers will appreciate the fact that you’ve incorporated the best available foundation drainage system into their homes.

The 3-In-1 Solution

During the concrete pour, grade stakes hold the Form-A-Drain system at the proper elevation. Thereafter, Form-A-Drain remains permanently in place.

Precise Footing Forms

Form-A-Drain® lineal sections, couplings and corners are designed to ensure a precise form set-up.

Integrated Drainage

Form-A-Drain® is an outstanding alternative to perforated pipe when it comes to drainage performance.

Radon Reduction

Form-A-Drain® forms a complete loop around the perimeter of the footing, serving as a collection point.

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A Custom Solution

Lineals are 12 feet long, are available in profile heights of 4″, 6″, 8″ (2 1/4″ width) and 10″ (1 1/2″ width), and weigh between 7 and 14 pounds depending on profile. Lightweight Form-A-Drain lineals are easy to transport and work with, and can be cut to desired lengths with a hand or power saw.

Available fittings include couplings, 45˚ and 90˚ corners, single and double drainage outlets, outlet adapters, and vertical 90˚ L adapters. Spacer straps come in various widths to ensure proper footing dimensions, and grade stakes are either 18″ or 30″ in length.

All lineals, fittings and accessories are made to exact North American Specialty Products product specifications. Fittings are designed for easy assembly, with no need for mechanical or solvent fastening.

Form-A-Drain® allows us to dig the hole, pour the footing and have the complete tile and gravel job done all in one day.

James Bartels, M.B.I. Construction, Inc., Effingham, IL

The drain and radon systems are excellent.

William Alaimo, Confor, Inc., Peckville, PA

As a custom builder, we’re always looking for ways to save time on the job and improve quality for our customers. We began using Form-A-Drain® on our homes several years ago because it’s easy to install and makes a nice looking job. It’s a quality product that’s good for our bottom line and our reputation.

Joe Nadu, Lancaster Home Builders, Lancaster, PA

Quality is far superior to conventional methods.

Erwin Sweet, Perma-Structo, Inc., Sturtevant, WI

We switched from flexible perforated pipe to Form-A-Drain®. It saves time, labour costs, and headaches. It’s faster and easier to install on a level grade, virtually eliminating any water problems that might occur.

John Azzari, Alessio Azzari Concrete, Inc., Mickleton, NJ

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