Lamunyon Logo
24/7 Emergency Service

Lamunyon News and Information

This is where we will regularly post about industry news and relative information. Check back frequently to stay on top of what is happening in our field.
2 minutes reading time (497 words)

Do you Need to Waterproof Your Basement?

Your basement is ground zero for flooding and water damage. Mold, leaks, and cracks in the foundations are red flags that must be treated to keep water damage to a minimum. The possibility of these problems is enough to answer a common question that we get at Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair: "Is Waterproofing My Basement Necessary?" 

Waterproof to Prevent Flooding

No one wants a flooded basement. Flooding is a very real problem in Kansas, and Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair has been assisting homeowners with their waterproofing needs since 1973. It only takes one summer storm and a cracked foundation to have water seeping into your basement, causing major water damage, that can ultimately lead to costly home repairs.

Waterproofing will lead to reduced chances of flooding. At Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair, our specialists will identify the problem areas and fix the damage before putting preventative measures in place.

Once we've identified the problem areas, we will do any necessary clean up including mold and mildew removal and restoration.

How We Protect Your Basement from Water Damage 

Every basement is different, which means each waterproofing job will vary as well. Most common causes of basement flooding include:

  • Cracks in basement walls
  • Broken sump pumps
  • Yards that are not draining properly
  • Breaks in the foundation

Water seeping into the basement may rush in quickly or occur slowly and steadily depending on the type of damage sustained.

When we begin to waterproof your basement, we will look at the above issues and start our fixes!

What We Will Do

  1. Check that groundwater is not able to seep into your basement. Is your basement floor protected below the concrete? If not, a pressure relief system will help open the floor around the perimeter of the basement, allowing for proper drainage.
  2. Install a correctly sized sump pump. Sump pumps are necessary when you experience consistent flooding. Choosing the right size sump pump and having it installed properly will remove excess water from your basement and move it away from your home.
  3. Repair any visible cracks. Any cracks that appear in basement walls, floors, or the foundation will be filled and repaired to keep water out!
  4. Review landscaping and make sure all drains are pointing away from the home. A fast review of your yard and downspouts/gutters will paint a picture of where water is draining as it arrives. If water is headed towards the home instead of away, a reroute is necessary. 

Monitor Changes for Water Damage

Once your basement is waterproofed and protected against flooding, it becomes a waiting game. It is important to watch closely for any signs of water, guaranteeing that your basement is safe from flooding!

At Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair, we don't only do the waterproofing ourselves, but will also clean up any existing problems caused by existing water damage before we start.

Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment today.

Top Types of Foundation Repair
How to Prevent Residential Water Damage

Related Posts

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Mold Remediation in Russellsell, KS
Ya'll did a fantastic job. Your company is the one I will recommend . Thank You!
Brad Krug - Russellsell, KS 67665
Repairs To Settling Foundation And Bowed Wall. in Topeka, KS
Lamunyon's David Hoes and his crew were very professional about explaining the procedure in the way they were going to correct our problem.David and his crew very polite, courtesy, nice to talk to and polite. Our house had settled about 3" and the doors sticking or not closing. We also had a ...
Jim Razo - Topeka, KS 66614
Waterproofing in Topeka, KS
Quick to respond and very helpful. If your insurance company has questions let their experts talk with them as one expert to another. Very grateful for all their help and support in our families time of need.
Jennel Rowe - Topeka, KS 66610

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Spray Foam Insulation in Haysville, KS
They did two different spray foam insulation jobs for me during a extensive kitchen/dinning room remodeling project. Both times the crews arrived close to when they promised, the time they were driving a very slick roads, they contacted me to let me know they were running late. They were very ...
TonyT - Haysville, KS 67060
Insulation in Topeka, KS
The company did a very good job in installing their product. Very professional in all aspects of the project from estimating to final delivery. Would highly recommend them.
Richard B - Topeka, KS 66610

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Basement Waterproofing in McPherson, KS
Unfortunately, we have had a water leak in our basement twice in the past 6 months. Both times Lamunyon has helped us with the water removal and restoration and they were wonderful to work with! We had a different crew come out than the first time but both were professional, helpful, went out of ...
Kayle C - McPherson, KS 67460