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Water in Your Basement

Discovering water in your basement can be unnerving; if you’ve experienced water once, you know it will be back again. Whether it’s a minor leak or substantial flooding, the presence of water is damaging and necessitates immediate action. 

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we specialize in offering proven basement waterproofing solutions to stop water in your basement permanently. We are committed to understanding the unique needs of your home and the distinctive soil and climate here in Michigan and northwestern Ohio. 

Explore this page to understand the complexities of water in your basement and discover how we can assist you in keeping your basement dry for years to come.  

What Is Water in Your Basement? 

Water within your basement may present itself in multiple ways, varying from minor leaks to significant flooding. It can enter through cracks, around windows or, most commonly, at the seam where your floor and wall meet. 

Symptoms indicating water presence include: 

The effects of water in the basement are far-reaching, impacting structural integrity, property value, and health. It is crucial to address these issues promptly with professional guidance to avoid even more severe problems. 

What Causes Water in Your Basement? 

Several factors can result in the accumulation of water in the basement, such as: 

  • Weather Conditions: Intense rainfall or melting snow can overwhelm your drainage, and a high groundwater table can infiltrate your basement during the wet season. 
  • Insufficient Drainage: Ineffective drainage systems including malfunctioning gutters, downspouts, and drains fail to divert water effectively. 
  • Incorrect Grading: Improper landscape sloping guides water toward the foundation, increasing infiltration risks. 
  • Hydrostatic Pressure: Saturated clay-based soils create pressure against the walls, causing cracks and leaks. 
  • Wall Composition: Porous walls can absorb water, leading to leaks and other issues. 
  • Faulty Windows: Old, leaking windows can be entry points for water. 
  • Internal Leakages: Leaks from plumbing or appliances can also lead to water accumulation. 

Foundation Systems of Michigan excels in identifying and addressing the root causes of water entry and providing long-lasting solutions to keep your basement dry for good. 

Is Resolving Water in Your Basement Possible? 

Yes, stopping water in your basement is possible, but superficial DIY remedies like added dirt and temporary sealants aren’t enough. They only mask the problem, allowing underlying issues to escalate. 

For effective resolution, a whole-home approach addressing the distinctive conditions of your home is essential. Foundation Systems of Michigan installs solutions that go beyond addressing visible signs, focusing also on preventing the conducive conditions for water entry. 

Steps to Resolve Water in Your Basement 

Comprehensive waterproofing involves several critical steps: 


Our specialists conduct a detailed inspection to determine the precise cause and propose appropriate solutions. 

Interior Drainage 

We install specialized interior drainage systems at strategic points, channeling water effectively to a sump pump system. 

Sump Pumps 

Our superior sump pumps collect and expel water efficiently from your basement, maintaining a dry environment. 

External Sump Pump Discharge Line Attachment 

Our advanced discharge line attachments prevent freezing and ensure effective drainage even in winter. 


Our energy-efficient dehumidifiers control moisture levels, minimizing mold risks and improving air quality. 

Wall Vapor Barriers 

Our robust vapor barriers prevent vapor intrusion and channel any leaking water to the drainage system. 

In addition to these, we offer reinforcing solutions like steel I-beams and wall anchors that enhance the structural integrity of your basement walls, complementing our other solutions. 

Foundation Systems of Michigan utilizes proprietary waterproofing products to deliver comprehensive and reliable solutions tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your basement stays dry. 

Why Address Water in Your Basement Now 

Addressing water issues promptly is important because: 

  • Health Concerns: Mold due to moisture can lead to health complications. 
  • Structural Compromises: Unaddressed water can weaken the foundation. 
  • Personal Losses: Water damage can ruin stored belongings. 
  • Diminished Property Value: Persistent water issues can devalue your property. 
  • Escalating Repair Costs: Delaying repairs can lead to increased costs. 

Ensure the longevity and safety of your home by addressing water in your basement immediately with Foundation Systems of Michigan’s proven solutions. 

Connect with Foundation Systems of Michigan for Trustworthy Basement Waterproofing Solutions 

Don’t let water in the basement compromise the safety and value of your home. Reach out to Foundation Systems of Michigan for a comprehensive, obligation-free inspection and regain your peace of mind. 

We are the go-to experts in Michigan for basement waterproofing, delivering unparalleled customer service and lasting solutions. Leverage our more than 15 years of expertise to permanently secure your basement against water entry. 


Penetration of water through concrete walls and floors is common, especially when the surrounding soil is saturated. Address this by contacting Foundation Systems of Michigan for an obligation-free inspection and estimate. 

Costs vary, depending on the extent of damage and solutions required. Contact us for transparent pricing and flexible financing options following a free inspection

Typically, homeowners’ insurance does not cover water damage in the basement due to maintenance issues. Verify your policy details with your insurance provider. 

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Grand Rapids Office

5985 Clay Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Livonia Headquarters

32985 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150

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2817 Bond St.
Rochester Hills, MI  48309

Toledo Office

5555 Airport Hwy
Toledo, OH 43615

Traverse City Office

3805 Elmers Industrial Drive
Traverse City, MI 49685