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Written by Warren Muschialli

Most commonly used as the core drainage system within Newton System 500.

Ever since its introduction in March 2001 as the first commercially available, specifically designed perimeter drainage channel for basement waterproofing, Newton Basedrain has remained completely unchanged.

Since then, ancillaries such as Newton Floordrain, pre-formed corner pieces, and easy access inspection ports have all been introduced in order to expand and improve upon the System 500 capabilities, but the core product has remained the same. In September 2015, Newton Fibran XPS 500-C closed cell insulated spacer was introduced, which has a grooved underside designed to disperse water should any arrive on top of the slab within the spacer zone.

BasedrainThe new Newton Basedrain and Floordrain channels are drilled on multiple sides for improved drainage.


Newton’s investment in a new and improved drilling rig is what provides the necessary capability to produce the new drainage channels.

BasedrainNewton Basedrain and Floordrain components form the core drainage channel element of Newton System 500.

Development and Improvement

It therefore became apparent that we needed to redesign the Newton Basedrain and Floordrain such that water from beneath the Fibran XPS 500-C boards can more easily enter the drainage channels. To facilitate this, Newton are happy to announce that our Basedrain and Floordrain channels now have 18mm holes drilled in both sides of the profile, as well as to the top surface, so that on-site drilling of these recommended holes is no longer required.


The new Basedrain will officially replace its current counterpart as of Monday 14th November 2016, remaining at the same price, and using the same D1 product code.

Newton also understands that on occasions where, for example, a liquid applied membrane is being installed to the floor, and a 50mm screed is to be applied over a recessed Newton Basedrain, there will still be a requirement for undrilled drainage channels. With this in mind Newton will therefore still be keeping a small stock of the current version of Basedrain for just such instances, but with the new product code of D2.

The new Floordrain will replace the current product in January 2017, again at the same price and with the same product code. Any orders placed after this time will automatically receive the new product.

Further Information

For further information regarding Newton Basedrain or Floordrain, or to contact any of our Technical team, please get in touch on either 01732 360 095 or tech@newtonwaterproofing.co.uk

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