What Every Homeowner Needs To Know

Video interview of Drain Designs owner, chief drainage engineer and problem solver, Kevin Kondas. Home & property owners will be mostly interested in first 5-10 mins.

We're The Area Leaders in Drainage & Waterproofing

We are the area leaders in drainage and waterproofing science. I’m Kevin Kondas, the owner of Drain Designs, LLC. We’re located in Cary, NC, next  door to Apex and Morrisville, and close to West Raleigh, South Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. 

My passion is helping keep the American Dream alive through better drainage. I know! That sounds more than a little strange, and even kinda funny. But read on a bit and you’ll quickly see why I say this.

Poor Rainwater Drainage Can Be a Disaster!

Poor stormwater drainage can cause serious damage to your home and property. Serious damage = serious $$$$$. When our homes depreciate faster than we can pay them off, the American dream takes a big hit.

How Does This Happen? And Why Is It So Common?

The average roof and driveway produce over 2000 gallons of run-off per inch of rain. Unfortunately, new home builders over the last 30 years installed minimal drainage systems that often began failing within a few years. As these systems fail over time they cause foundation failure and/or cracking, yard saturation, mold and bug problems, and the failure of other masonry and hardscape structures.

The Solution Is Simple: Proper Drainage

Builders and engineers agree that it is vitally important for high volumes of roof and other run-off water be carried away from homes.

In conjunction with a working gutter system, the drainage system we propose will capture nearly all of this rainwater and carry it through clean, smooth-walled underground pipe to a safe place AWAY FROM your landscaped property.

If you prevent the damage caused by poor drainage, you’ll save yourself a ton of money, a lot of stress, and you’ll preserve BOTH the value and the healthy life of your home.

We Will Help You Get There

I have dedicated over 25 years to developing better building practices that help us maintain the beauty, integrity and health of our homes, buildings, yards, and therefore, our communities. A Drain Designs system is built to last a lifetime, and can more than double the healthy life of your home thereby saving thousands in costly repairs and depreciation.

We’re Not The Typical Drainage System Company

We are innovators in Lifetime Foundation Drains, American Drains (making French Drains obsolete) and Downspout Drain systems using smooth walled pipe, which, when installed properly, is virtually self-cleaning, and does not hold water or debris. Our systems really work and are built to last a lifetime.

Get a Site Visit and Work Quotation

We can arrange to come out to your property, assess the drainage problems, and suggest ideas for improvements that start paying for themselves immediately. Click here for our policy on consultations and work estimates.

If you decide to pursue your project, we offer full design and installation services. Please call our office at (919) 545-7771 or drop us an email for more details.

Thank You For Considering Us

Your business helps support our efforts to protect our local economy and environment by promoting better construction practices and proactive maintenance while preserving the value of our homes and buildings for generations to come.

For affordable, well-planned, high quality drainage systems with years of experience backing them, call us at Drain Designs LLC (A+ rated). We are the area leaders in drainage and waterproofing science.

8-Time Super Service Award Winner!

BBB Rating: A+
As of 09/20/2021
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Five Locations

We serve Apex, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Cary, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Raleigh & more. 

Serving Greater Charlotte …north, south, east & west, from our South Charlotte office. Click below for our page & service area zip codes.

Serves Durham, Hillsborough,  Wake Forest, Burlington, Graham, Saxapahaw, Creedmoor, Cedar Grove – see our page for more.

Serves areas south, SW, & SE of Raleigh such as Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Wilson, Angier, Dunn, Smithfield, Clayton & more. See service by zip codes on our page.

Serving the greater Akron & Canton areas like Norton, Barberton, Portage Lakes, Lakemore, Tallmadge, New Franklin, Clinton, Greentown, Canal Fulton, Massillon, North Canton & more.


Mon - Fri | 8am to 6pm

Why Choose Us

We lead the industry with smart, innovative improvements in drainage systems & foundation protection solutions. We work to ensure your satisfaction!

  • 25+ years of experience in rainwater runoff damage prevention.
  • We use only high grade PVC, smooth-walled pipe that is virtually self-cleaning.
  • We offer a transferable Lifetime Warranty.
  • Our systems are easy to inspect, test and maintain.
  • Five-time Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
  • A+ BBB Rating and great reviews.
  • Our patented *American Drain is superior to french drains.

*This product is covered by U.S. Patent No. 9,045,874 B1, PCT No. Pending.

Service Area

  • Apex, Burlington, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Cary, Durham, Elon, Fuquay Varina, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Mebane, Morrisville, Garner, Pittsboro, North Raleigh, NW Raleigh, West Raleigh, SW Raleigh, Central Raleigh, Wake Forest, Willow Spring & More.
  • Not sure about your location? Call us or email us. We travel farther depending on circumstances.