FORM-A-DRAIN® is the 3-in-1 foundation solution that forms footings, provides an integrated drainage system, and can be easily adapted to vent radon where needed. Designed for residential basement applications, Form-A-Drain consists of lineal sections installed as the foundation footing forms. Unlike standard wood forms, Form-A-Drain lineals stay in place permanently after completion of the concrete pour and because they form a complete sub-slab perimeter loop around the foundation, Form-A-Drain functions as a foundation drainage and a radon collection system as well. Since it stays in place, Form-A-Drain also shaves valuable time from the construction schedule; there’s no need for a crew to return the next day to remove, strip, clean and transport forms to the next jobsite.
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Homeowner Features and Benefits
Builders and contractors alike now have a revolutionary way to design a superior foundations system into their homes.
Contractor Features and Benefits
Form-A-Drain lineals are manufactured from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) material using high content of recycled materials, in convenient 12-foot lengths. Three full dimensional sizes are available: 4″, 6″ and 8″ – all sizes are 2-1/4″ wide. Each 12-foot lineal weighs less than 6 pounds in 4″, less than 8 pounds in 6″, and less than 11 pounds in 8″, for ease of transportation, handling, and joining. Accessories are available, including couplings, corners, drainage outlets, T’s, and vertical angle pieces. Grade stakes can be left in place; they do not have to be pulled. Spacer straps are available in various widths to ensure proper footing width. All fittings and accessory items are made to precise CertainTeed product specifications. Fittings are manufactured for easy assembly without mechanical or solvent fastening. Lineals can be cut easily with a hand or power saw to exact lengths required.