Basement flooding is an issue that no homeowner wants to deal with. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions to not only help clean up any flooding that has already occurred but also prevent flooding from happening in the future. At Foundation Recovery Systems, our mission is to keep your home safe and free from flooding.

No matter what the issue is with your basement, our expert waterproofers have seen it all. We offer customizable products and systems to fit your home’s needs and keep it permanently waterproofed. To schedule your free inspection, call or email us today!

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At Foundation Recovery Systems, we specialize in the unique problems that below-grade spaces present, including basement flooding. Our installations include a written, transferable warranty that will provide you with long-lasting peace of mind.

Common Basement Flooding Problems

A lot of basement flooding problems are difficult to identify the source. Water can seep in through the walls, floors, pipes, or windows and may be difficult to pinpoint what’s causing the leak. The only proper way to stop your basement from flooding is to pinpoint where it’s coming from and stop it at the source.

Our waterproofers at Foundation Recovery Systems are experts in identifying the source of the issue and providing recommendations to solve the problem to keep your basement dry and flood-free.

Follow our easy guide below to understand why basement floods and how to solve the problem:

Help! My basement flooded!

A flooded basement can be a major problem for homeowners. When basement flooding occurs through the basement window, it can stain concrete, damage drywall, and soak insulation. This article provides valuable information on solving these issues once and for all.
Highlights:

  • Why basement windows leak
  • Waterproofing basement windows
  • Easy maintenance to prevent future basement flooding

Why is my basement flooding?

Why do basements leak? And why did the basement just start leaking now? In this article, we cover the building science behind groundwater intrusion and basement flooding.
Highlights:

  • The “Clay Bowl Effect”
  • How hydrostatic pressure affects your home
  • Why a perimeter drain system works

Basement flooding from plumbing

When a home experiences a plumbing failure, a basement can fill up like a swimming pool! In this article, we share some simple solutions to prevent a plumbing flood in your basement.
Highlights:

  • Preventing bursting washer hoses
  • Protecting from water heater failure
  • Flood alarms

Basement flooding from stairways

Water can flow through the hatchway and down the stairs even when a sump pump system is installed. In this article, we explain why this kind of flooding occurs — and how to prevent it.
Highlights:

  • How hatchway entrances are built
  • Where they leak
  • Effective waterproofing solutions

Flooding through wall cracks

Not all cracks in foundation walls are signs of a structural issue. But even a small crack is a big problem if it’s leaking. This article takes you through the steps of permanently sealing leaky wall cracks.
Highlights:

  • Which products seal cracks permanently
  • A step-by-step guide to crack sealing
  • Humidity from concrete foundation wall

Flooding through floor cracks

What do you do when water is leaking straight up through your foundation floor? Will a perimeter drain system solve this? This article outlines why floor leaks occur — and how to deal with them.
Highlights:

  • Three steps to waterproofing a basement floor
  • When lateral lines are needed
  • Other sources of moisture through basement floors

Leaky basement windows

When your basement floods through the basement window, it can stain concrete, damage drywall, and soak insulation. This article provides valuable information on solving these issues once and for all.
Highlights:

  • Why basement windows leak
  • Waterproofing basement windows
  • Easy maintenance to prevent future flooding