Basements are one of the more problematic areas of the home. This is largely because they’re built below ground level, making them a target for water to infiltrate. Basements also serve as the foundation of the home. As homes settle, this can lead to cracks in the foundation walls, freeing up other areas for water to enter if repairs aren’t made promptly.

Standing water in the basement is an issue that should be addressed promptly. If left unchecked, the problem could lead to structural issues, foundation degradation, property damage, mold and mildew growth, poor indoor air quality, and even pest infestations.

Other Common Symptoms of Standing Water

  • Dampness or wetness on walls or floors
  • Mold or mildew growth
  • Musty odors
  • Rust or corrosion on metal items in the basement
  • Cracks or damage to foundation walls

Root Causes of Standing Water

  • Surface water: When surface water builds up on the foundation of your home, it’s more likely to infiltrate low-level areas, like basements. Some common causes of surface water buildup include improper land grading around your foundation, gutter, downspout issues, and problems with the window wells.
  • Subsurface groundwater: Water may enter through cracks in the foundation walls, window wells, or through any gaps or holes in the basement. In some cases, water may come up through the basement floor. Hydrostatic pressure can also build up on the walls and floor, leading to cracks, bowing, and other damage.

If you’re experiencing any of these concerns, schedule a free consultation to discover how you can eliminate these issues for good.

Permanent Solutions for

Standing Water in the Basement

To address the issue of standing water in the basement, there are several permanent solutions you can consider.

Basement Dehumidifier

Mold remediation is often paired with installing a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air and prevent future mold and mildew growth.


Basement Mold Removal

To remove basement odors and any subsequent health effects from mold growth, you must get rid of mold or mildew. We'll also work to eliminate the source or conditions that are facilitating such growth.


Foundation repair

Foundation repair solutions can range from carbon fiber straps to support bowing basement walls to wall anchors, slabjacking, underpinning, and installing helical piers.


Yard drainage solutions

From something as simple as adding downspout extenders to the gutter system to installing a French drain or catch basin and drain system to carry away water, there are several solutions to remove excess surface...


Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing may include properly sealing existing cracks or gaps, installing drains along the perimeter of the basement walls, and installing a sump pump and pump basin to collect any excess water.



If you regularly experience pooling or standing water in the basement following rainy weather, the problem will only get worse if it’s unresolved. Standing water in the basement is often the sign of a larger problem, like yard drainage issues and surface water problems or issues with your home’s foundation. And where there’s standing water, there’s bound to be mold and mildew growth, which can cause further damage to a property.

If you’re experiencing problems with standing water in your basement, don’t wait – contact Moisture Loc today for a free consultation to get to the root of the problem and resolve the issue for good.

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