Great Lakes Drain System ™ was formerly known as frame-a-drain, which is not to be confused with CertainTeed's Form-A-Drain®.

Patent #6669404

When it rains, it drains... Great Lakes Drain System™!

High performance foundation drainage system at a competitive price.

Click here for the newly revised ICC Legacy report #ESR-1901

published September 2013, for national product approval information.

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New References for Great Lakes Drain System
Crosswinds Communities

EARTH Improvement Technologies
ICC Legacy
Report Review
ESR-1901 2008

McIntosh Poured Walls and Concrete, Inc.

New Great Lakes Drain System new install gallery
Luther Oklahoma
New Installation photo of Great Lake Drain System with ICF walls

Great Lakes Drain System™

Install Gallery

Great Lakes Drain System shown with  optional vertical drain strips
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ICF installer uses Great Lakes Drain System

Installation Gallery
Inside & outside of footing

Excavated & layout for footings.

Red red clay soils of the southwest USA footing layout.


Interior use of drain system

Interior use of drain system

Exterior use of drain system

Exterior use of drain system, with a lead wall.

Walkout wall.

Walkout wall with 90 elbow for connection to 4" drain

South East Michigan Installation Gallery
Outside perimeter of footing

Foot layout & rail


Nail drain strip to exterior rail and place side & bleeder as needed

Shot of bleeder lead to interior of foundation footing

Drain strip and 90 degree corner connection

Off set of footing board

Connecting angle change

Photo of drain system on exterior rail of footing

Drain system completed on exterior of footing


Contact Information: Don LeBlanc 810-241-6450 phone

Email: Postal address PO Box 73, Linden, Michigan, 48451
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