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Trusted Basement Waterproofing Solutions

A wet basement needs the best permanent solutions to keep it dry and healthy. Learn more about how Foundation Recovery Systems can help your home with sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and more.

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Our Basement Waterproofing Solutions

While many basement waterproofing options are available, it’s best to get a professional opinion and recommendations for what will specifically meet your basement’s needs. Here are a few of the solutions your Foundation Recovery Systems inspector might suggest.

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Interior Drainage System

Water that leaks into your basement from the walls, floor, and cove joint where the two meet can lead to significant damage. An interior drainage system placed along your basement’s perimeter and just below the floor is the best way to intercept this water before it has the chance to damage anything. Our innovative system is perforated along the back and has a wall flange that allows its channels to accept leaking water from the three common areas listed above. This water is then directed to a sump pump so it can be removed from the basement. 

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Sump Pump System

The best way to waterproof your basement is to couple an interior drainage system with a sump pump system. Placed in the lowest point of your basement, the sump pump accepts water collected by the interior drainage system. Once this water reaches a certain level inside the basin, a switch is triggered so the pump will begin working to pump the water through a discharge pipe and outside your home. We offer a variety of sump pump systems to meet your basement’s needs, as well as a backup battery option to keep your home protected even during power outages.


The first two solutions are essential, given the frequent rain in Missouri and surrounding areas. Humidity also plagues the region and can wreak havoc on your basement and entire home. The best way to combat elevated levels of humidity is to have a dehumidifier. Standard dehumidifiers from big box stores are not designed to work with larger spaces like a basement. Our energy-efficient, self-draining dehumidifier is up to the challenge and works to keep moisture levels in check while cleaning and filtering the air, as well as reducing odors and the potential for mold growth.

Never Deal with A Wet Basement Again. Foundation Recovery Systems Can Help!

A moldy, musty, leaking, flooding basement is something that needs to be addressed right away. Otherwise, the health and safety of your family and home could be at risk. Many stores offer DIY waterproofing repairs, but these are temporary fixes at best. Leave the heavy lifting to experienced professionals like our team at Foundation Recovery Systems. 

We live and work throughout the area, including St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Des Moines, so we are familiar with how homes are affected by frequent rains, humidity, and the varying and sometimes volatile soil conditions. We offer free inspections to homeowners and will do a complete evaluation of your home before recommending repairs. We want to get to the root of your wet basement problems and give you tailor-made solutions to fit your home’s specific needs. Get started repairing and protecting your home today by giving us a call! 

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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

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

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