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Basement Waterproofing Problem Signs

There are many different basement waterproofing problem signs that you should be aware if you want to ensure your basement stays dry.

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It is imperative that you – as a homeowner – are completely aware of the basement waterproofing problem signs, such as mold, standing water, and cracks in your basement walls and floors. At Foundation Recovery Systems, we are equipped with the knowledge of how to notice basement issues, as well as how to repair your basement with various solutions. You can trust us to fix your issue right the first time.  


Attracted to dark, damp environments, mold often makes its way into basements where the spores spread throughout the home. If your basement is consistently damp due to waterproofing issues, then mold is likely growing inside. If you notice dark green or black patches on surfaces in your basement, then it is likely due to a leak or water damage somewhere in your home. Mold can cause allergy and asthma symptoms to flare up, so if you find that you’re sneezing more often, a moldy basement may be to blame.  

Floor and Wall Cracks

When water gets caught in the soil around your home, it creates pressure against your basement’s floors and walls. This pressure causes your basement walls and floor to crack, exposing your basement to groundwater and other troublesome things that can seep in through the cracks. These cracks can start small, so you may not be too concerned, but they can get much worse in a short amount of time. Being vigilant of any cracks can help minimize any water damage that could possibly come from them.  

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Musty Smells

Another sign that your basement is suffering from water damage is musty smells. Standing water, mold, and even wood rot can put off unpleasant odors that spread from your basement to the other parts of your home. If you’re noticing your home or basement is starting to give off a strong, musty odor, then it is likely time to contact a basement waterproofing expert that can tackle the issue at the source, effectively eliminating the nasty odor. 

Don’t Suffer from Basement Water Damage Any Longer. Our Team Can Help!

At Foundation Recovery Systems, you can trust that we have the proper tools, solutions, and crew members to take care of your basement waterproofing needs. We understand the area’s humid summers and cold winters, as well as the different clay, silty clay, and silty loam soils that are commonly found in the area. We proudly serve the Des Moines, St. Louis, and Kansas City areas, as well as other surrounding cities. You can trust us to perform the job right the first time. We provide free basement inspections that come at no obligation to you. Contact us today!

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    3349 Southgate Ct SW,
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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    2064 N Woodford St.
    Decatur, IL 62526

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    2401 SE Creekview Dr.
    Ankeny, IA 50021
    (515) 373-8491

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    7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite C-210
    Kansas City, MO 64153
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    211 SE State Route 150
    Lee's Summit, MO 64082
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    1872 State Hwy M Moberly
    MO 65270
    (660) 202-8662

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    3020 N. Martin Ave.
    Springfield, MO 65803
    (417) 612-8286
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    1625 Larkin Williams rd.
    Fenton, MO 63026
    (314) 207-9995