Wet Basement Solutions in Omaha, Grand Island, Wichita, Kansas City, Springfield, Denver & Sioux City
Water in the Basement: What to Do, Causes & Prevention
Thrasher Foundation Repair has a complete line of basement waterproofing products that protects you and your home. Basement drain systems will help prevent flooding and mold. Basement wall options will also protect your space from moisture. We also provide state-of-the-art basement dehumidifiers to help fix humidity problems, remove musty odors, and filter out mold spores and dust.
Combined with our 25-year warranty, which automatically transfers to the next owner if you sell your home, you can be confident that your basement repair choice is protected. Investing in solutions that prevent basement water damage can restore 10% or more of your home's market value. Plus, installing a basement waterproofing system often takes our installers just one day. After, your wet basement will be a dry space perfect for extra storage or additional living space — and repeated wet basement cleanup will be a thing of the past.
Contact Thrasher Foundation Repair to learn more. We proudly serve Nebraska, Western Iowa, Central & Western Kansas and Northwestern Missouri areas throughout Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Bellevue, Omaha, and nearby.
What to do With a Wet, Leaky Basement
If your home has moisture intrusion in the basement, this can cause mold, musty odors, structural problems, and water damage to furnishings and the home interior. Getting rid of water and the source of intrusion will ensure a dry basement and a more comfortable, valuable, and healthier home.
Avoid Electrical Hazards
If you have basement flooding, be careful when handling electrical devices or wires that can lead to physical harm. Wearing rubber boots, staying dry, and not touching wires or other devices will keep you safe if you have to go into the area.
Find the Cause of Leaking & Flooding
Does your basement often leak or flood — or was this a one-time incident? Thrasher Foundation Repair can help determine if the problem is from water seepage and help stop it once and for all.
Pump Out Standing Water
If there is only a partial flood in the basement, you can pump it out using a wet-dry vacuum. If there is complete basement flooding, you will need a plumber or a disaster mitigation specialist to help. You may also need a dehumidifier to dry the area.
Organic materials, including paper, fabric, wood, and leather, attract mold and mildew if they are wet for some time. Dry out and discard items that you can.
What Causes a Wet Basement
Whether your home has plumbing leaks in the below-grade space or basement flooding from a storm, there are usually two causes of moisture intrusion: surface water and groundwater. The three most common symptoms and causes of a leaky, flooded basement are:
Leaky Floor & Wall Cracks
One of the ways water gets into the basement is through the concrete wall and floor cracks and gaps. If that is the case, then the source is usually groundwater.
- Rising, oversaturated groundwater causes hydrostatic pressure, pushing against foundation walls and forcing water through cracks and openings. This pressure can also cause floor and wall cracks.
Exterior Water Stains
If your home has water stains on exterior foundation walls, this indicates surface water intrusion that your water management system is not draining away.
- Old, faulty basement windows & window wells
- Clogged, overflowing gutters
- Short downspouts
- Landscape slope issues
- Cracked, settling pavement
- Roof leaks
Basement flooding that covers most or all of the floor during rainy weather or snow melt is a common problem. The water can overwork an existing drainage system and can lead to even worse damage without one.
- Sump pump problems
- Plumbing & appliance failures
- Exterior drainage tile failure
- Storm sewer backup
How to Prevent a Leaky, Flooded Basement
From groundwater intrusion to plumbing failures, leaky windows, wall cracks, and more, many causes can lead to a wet basement. But no matter the cause of a leaky basement, attempting to fix it yourself can lead to more problems. That's why you should call in an expert for lasting wet basement solutions as soon as possible.
Improvements you can make to keep your basement dry:
- Replace old, faulty gutters
- Install a new sump pump
- Add an interior drainage system
- Replace old water heaters
- Inspect & repair plumbing
- Regularly check & maintain appliances
- Replace egress windows & window wells
- Repair foundation cracks
- Regularly inspect & repair the roof
Any water in the basement can cause expensive damage. An effective basement waterproofing system can help prevent water damage.
Free Basement Leak Repair Estimates in Omaha, Wichita, Denver, Kansas City & Nearby
Are you dealing with a wet basement? Unfortunately, basement flooding and leaks won't go away on their own. That is where Thrasher Foundation Repair can help. We have served Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado homeowners since 1975, providing proven solutions, time-tested craftsmanship, and long-lasting results. So you can have confidence in our patented basement waterproofing system.
Fill out the form below or call 1-844-948-3306 to schedule a free service estimate. We proudly serve Lincoln, Omaha, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Norfolk, Fremont, North Platte, and nearby.
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We serve the following areas
- Birch Tree
- Edgar Springs
- Lake Spring
- Middle Brook
- Mountain View
- Peace Valley
- Van Buren
- South English