What Causes Water in the Basement?

A common challenge that homeowners face is water in their basements.


A common challenge that homeowners face is water in their basements. Not only is a wet basement a pain to clean up, but it can also ruin other parts of the room. It can damage the walls in your basement, leave stains on your floors, or even cause mold to grow if left untreated.

Flooded basement interior

At Foundation Recovery Systems, we’ve been helping homeowners keep their basements dry and odor-free, protecting the air quality in their home and making their basements a livable space. Not only do we fix the issue, but we also educate you throughout the entire process so you know exactly what’s happening. 

If you’d like a free inspection for repairing basement water issues, including wall moisture or floor cracks, contact us by phone or e-mail today! We serve throughout central Missouri and Eastern Kansas, including Kansas City, Columbia, Moberly, and Springfield.


Floor Cracks

FloorCracksA common cause for wet basements is water rising up through the basement floor through cracks. These can be easily and effectively repaired with a proper perimeter drainage system and by restoring the floor.

Plumbing Flood

Plumbing failure is a common reason for house floods. This kind of damage can be extensive in walls, floors, and with everything stored within the flooded area. To prevent plumbing floods, there are a few different factors to look at that may need repair, like failing washing machine hoses, alarm system for sump pumps, or leaky water heater units.

Wall Cracks

WallCracksCracks are a common issue with poured concrete walls. As the concrete cures its volume shrinks, which can cause cracking over time. A common solution offered for wall cracks is Polyurethane foam. It is injected into the crack expands to fill the entire crack all the way through the wall to prevent future flooding. However, Polyurethane crack injections are not the best solution in some cases. More severe wall cracks often require stronger wall repair solutions, like Carbon Fiber Wall Repair strips, IntelliBrace™ I-Beam Wall Repair Systems, or Basement Wall Anchors.

Water Heater Flood

flooded basementWater heater issues are one of the most common reasons for household flooding. When they rupture or burst, several gallons of water can pour out into your home very quickly. Our BasementGutter™ Perimeter Drainage waterproofing systems is an easy installation and great way to prevent these types of floods.

Sump Pump Failure

A sump pumping system’s sole purpose is to capture and safely discharge intruding water before it permeates past the perimeter of and damages your basement. If sump pump failure occurs, your basement is in danger of flooding.

SumpPumpFailureCommon reasons for sump pump failure include power outage, mechanical issues, or improper installation. We offer the SafeDri™, battery backup sump pumping system and SafeDri™ alarm to ensure your sump pump never shuts off or floods in the event of a power outage.

All of these waterproofing issues could lead to severe damage to your home. No matter how the water is entering your basement, our dedicated experts at Foundation Recovery Systems have seen it all. Our experienced staff is able to come and diagnose the issue that’s causing water to enter your basement and provide a recommendation for a waterproofing solution.

To learn more about the services we provide to waterproof your basement, call us at 800-974-9543 or e-mail us today for a no-obligation, free basement waterproofing evaluation!