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Water in Your Basement

Finding water in your basement can be distressing, and knowing it’s likely to recur is even more troubling. From minor seepage to extensive flooding, water entry is destructive and demands immediate attention. 

At Foundation Recovery Systems, we are dedicated to delivering proven basement waterproofing solutions to stop water in your basement for good. We are committed to understanding the unique needs of your home and the distinctive soil and climate where you live. 

Delve into this page to learn more about having water in your basement and how we can help you keep it dry. 

What Is Water in Your Basement? 

Water entry in the basement looks different every time, ranging from inconspicuous leaks to obvious floods. It might penetrate through cracks, around windows, or most commonly, where the floor and wall meet. 

Signs of water incursion include: 

The consequences of having water in the basement are many, affecting structural stability, property worth, and health. Immediate, proven solutions are vital to prevent even more damage. 

What Causes Water in Your Basement? 

The presence of water in the basement can be attributed to various factors such as: 

  • Weather Variabilities: Heavy or frequent rain or thawing snow can overload drainage systems, and elevated groundwater levels can permeate basements during wet seasons. 
  • Inadequate Drainage: Poorly functioning gutters, downspouts, and drains can lead to ineffective water diversion. 
  • Incorrect Sloping: Incorrectly graded landscapes can direct water to the foundation, escalating the risk of infiltration. 
  • Hydrostatic Pressure: Water-logged clay soils exert pressure on the walls, inducing cracks and leaks. 
  • Wall Material: Walls with high porosity can draw in water, causing seepages and associated problems. 
  • Damaged Windows: Aged, leaky windows can be conduits for water entry. 
  • Internal Sources: Water accumulations can also be due to plumbing leaks or appliance malfunctions. 

Foundation Recovery Systems’ certified inspectors are experts at pinpointing and repairing the root cause of water in your basement and offering long-lasting repairs to maintain a dry basement. 

Is Resolving Water in Your Basement Possible? 

Yes, addressing water in your basement is achievable, but DIY, makeshift fixes are insufficient. They merely conceal the underlying problems, allowing them to intensify. 

For a successful repair, the solution needs to be tailored to your home’s specific circumstances. Foundation Recovery Systems implements solutions that address the problem signs as well as the underlying conditions allowing water to get into your basement. 

Steps to Resolve Water in Your Basement 

Successful waterproofing involves several pivotal steps: 


Our experts carry out an exhaustive inspection to identify the exact sources and recommend suitable solutions. 

Interior Drainage 

Our advanced interior drainage system is placed on top of the footer to avoid potential clogs. The system then directs water efficiently to sump pump systems. 

Sump Pumps  

Our state-of-the-art sump pumps quickly remove water from your basement, ensuring a moisture-free atmosphere. 

External Sump Pump Discharge Line Attachment  

Our innovative discharge line solutions avert freezing and facilitate effective drainage throughout winter. 


Our high-efficiency dehumidifiers manage humidity, reducing mold growth and enhancing indoor air quality. 

Wall Vapor Barriers  

Our sturdy vapor barriers stop water vapor from entering and channel any seepage to the drainage systems. 

Beyond these, we provide supplemental reinforcing solutions like steel I-beams and wall anchors to fortify the stability of your basement walls, connecting our varied solutions. 

Foundation Recovery Systems installs only premium waterproofing solutions to offer exhaustive and trustworthy solutions, customized to your particular needs, ensuring a consistently dry basement. 

Why Address Water in Your Basement Now 

Promptly addressing water issues is imperative due to: 

  • Health Risks: Moisture-induced mold can cause health problems.  
  • Structural Damage: Unresolved water can undermine the foundation.  
  • Personal Losses: Water intrusion can destroy stored items.  
  • Reduced Property Value: Recurrent water problems can depreciate property value. 
  • Elevated Repair Expenses: Postponing interventions can result in escalating repair costs. 

Protect your home’s integrity and your family’s safety by immediately resolving water issues in your basement with Foundation Recovery Systems’ proven solutions. 

Connect with Foundation Recovery Systems for Reliable Basement Waterproofing Solutions 

Don’t let basement water jeopardize your home’s safety and value. Contact Foundation Recovery Systems for a detailed, no-obligation, free inspection and reclaim your peace of mind. 

We are trusted specialists in basement waterproofing, providing unparalleled service and sustainable solutions. Utilize our extensive experience to permanently protect your basement from water. 


Small, localized problems might be manageable with DIY solutions, but it is usually best to consult a professional to diagnose and address the underlying causes and prevent future problems.  

Water damage due to lack of maintenance typically isn’t covered by homeowners’ insurance. Please consult your policy details with your insurance provider. 

Proper grading, maintaining gutters and downspouts, installing interior drainage and sump pumps are effective preventative measures.  

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Cedar Rapids Location

3349 Southgate Ct SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 220-5034

Central Illinois Location

2064 N Woodford St.
Decatur, IL 62526

Des Moines Location

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

Kansas City Location

7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite C-210
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 774-1539

Lee's Summit Location

211 SE State Route 150
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
(816) 774-1539

Moberly Location

1401 US-24
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 202-8662

Springfield Location
3020 N. Martin Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 612-8286
St. Louis Location

1625 Larkin Williams rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
(314) 207-9995