Wet Basements


Your basement is an important part of your home, whether you use it for storage or for extra living space. Wet basements can be a danger to your personal possessions and also to the health of you and your family, as damp basements promote mold growth. Keeping your basement dry will improve the health and safety of your home as well as keep the value of your home up. For all of your basement waterproofing needs in NW Missouri and NE Kansas, contact Pro Foundation Technology.

When it comes to flooding or pooling water in the basement, the first step to finding a solution is figuring out how the water is entering. There are a few sources for water to enter your basement:

  • Surface water that runs down the foundation wallswet basements Kansas City
  • Groundwater pushed into the home by hydrostatic pressure in the soil
  • Underground springs around the foundation
  • Backed up sewer water from either your home’s sewer system or
    the municipal sewer system

If the water in your basement is surface water, it is probably coming in at the exterior foundation walls, and may be coming in only one location in the basement. This type of water in the basement usually indicates a problem with the exterior or surface drainage system: clogged gutters or downspouts, improper grading, cracked sealant around the pavement, etc. If there is water pooling around your foundation outside, there is probably surface water in your basement.

Groundwater, including the water from underground springs, may seep into your basement despite effective exterior and surface drainage systems. This problem is often more difficult to control, as it involves installing a perimeter foundation drain system and a sump pump to expel water that finds its way inside. If the water in your basement is backing up from a sewer system, it is a major problem, as this requires lots of cleanup and interior drainage. If the water is from the city storm sewer, sump pump installation and a quality interior drainage system will usually take care of the problem. If the sewer water is backing up from the municipal sanitary sewer system, it may be more complicated. The water is likely coming through the floor or sink drains.

Solutions for Wet Basements

wet basements Kansas City, MOWe have a range of basement waterproofing solutions for wet basements. Some of our waterproofing solutions include interior drainage systems, exterior drainage systems, surface drainage systems, sump pumps, and French drain systems. Whether you have an issue with surface water flooding or groundwater seepage, our drainage systems can help you keep your basement safe and dry. Water in your basement can lead to wood rot, mold growth, water damage or stains, wall cracks, and more. Take care of wet basements by contacting Pro Foundation Technology. We will work with you to find the source and stop water entry.

Some of the cities we serve include Kansas City, Columbia, Raytown, and Overland Park.