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Water in Your Basement

Encountering water in your basement is alarming, and if you find water once, it’s only going to happen again. Whether you find a small leak or a major flood, the problem won’t go away on its own and needs a long-term solution.  

At Innovative Basement Authority, we provide proven basement waterproofing solutions designed to permanently eliminate water entry in your basement. We focus on addressing the unique requirements of your home, considering the specific soil and climatic conditions of the region. 

Navigate through this page to delve deeper into the specifics of basement water problems and learn how we can help you maintain a dry basement. 

What Is Water in Your Basement? 

Water in the basement can look different, varying from small leaks to overwhelming floods. Water can come in through cracks, surrounding windows, or most commonly, at the junction where the floor and wall meet. 

Signs of water intrusion include: 

The effects of water in the basement are extensive, affecting structural stability, property value, and the health of your family. Addressing these concerns promptly with expert advice is crucial to stop additional issues. 

What Causes Water in Your Basement? 

A variety of factors can lead to water in the basement, including: 

  • Climate Conditions: Heavy rains or melting snow can overwhelm your drainage, and a raised water table can lead to basement infiltration during wet seasons. 
  • Inadequate Drainage: Flawed drainage systems like faulty gutters and drains can’t divert water properly. 
  • Inappropriate Sloping: Incorrect land grading can direct water to the foundation, heightening infiltration possibilities. 
  • Hydrostatic Pressure: Waterlogged clay-based soils exert pressure against the walls, resulting in cracks and seepage. 
  • Wall Material: Porous wall structures can intake water, causing leakage and related concerns. 
  • Defective Windows: Old, leaky windows can become points of entry for water. 
  • Internal Leakages: Water leakage from appliances or plumbing can accumulate in the basement. 

Innovative Basement Authority specializes in pinpointing and remedying the underlying causes of water in your basement. They offer proven solutions backed by long-term warranties to maintain a dry basement. 

Is Resolving Water in Your Basement Possible? 

Yes, resolving water in your basement is achievable. However, superficial DIY solutions like extra soil and temporary sealants are insufficient, as they merely conceal the problem, allowing it to intensify. 

A comprehensive approach is vital for effective resolution. Innovative Basement Authority implements solutions that not only tackle visible symptoms but also address the root cause.  

Steps to Resolve Water in Your Basement 

Thorough waterproofing encompasses several essential steps: 

1. Assessment 

Our experts perform meticulous inspections to ascertain the exact cause and suggest suitable solutions. 

2. Interior Drainage Installation

We installed specialized interior drainage systems on top of the footer to eliminate clogs and direct water efficiently to a sump pump system. 

3. Sump Pump Installation

Our advanced lineup of sump pumps remove water efficiently, ensuring a dry basement. 

4. Exterior Sump Pump Discharge Line Connection 

Freezing discharge drainage lines are a concern in winter. Our specialized exterior sump pump discharge line attachment prevents freezing and allows water to drain as it should.   

5. Dehumidifier Installation

Our high-efficiency dehumidifiers regulate moisture, reducing mold risks and enhancing air quality. 

6. Seal Away Moisture with a Basement Wall Vapor Barrier

Our heavy-duty vapor barriers block water vapors and guide any leaked water to the drainage system. 

Additionally, we provide wall reinforcing solutions like steel I-beams and wall anchors to support the structural strength of your basement walls, supplementing our other waterproofing solutions. 

Innovative Basement Authority utilizes exclusive waterproofing products to provide whole-home, trustworthy solutions tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your basement remains dry. 

Why Address Water in Your Basement Now 

Immediate attention to water issues is imperative due to: 

  • Health Risks: Moisture-induced mold can pose severe health risks. 
  • Structural Failures: Neglected water intrusion can destabilize the foundation. 
  • Personal Losses: Water can damage stored items irreparably. 
  • Reduced Property Value: Persistent water issues can depreciate property value. 
  • Rising Repair Costs: Procrastinating repairs can escalate costs. 

Safeguard your home by quickly addressing water in your basement with Innovative Basement Authority’s proven solutions. 

Reach Out to Innovative Basement Authority for Reliable Basement Waterproofing Solutions 

Don’t allow basement water issues to undermine the safety and worth of your home. Contact Innovative Basement Authority for a comprehensive, no-obligation free inspection and reclaim your peace of mind. 

With nearly 20 years of expertise, we are trusted experts in basement waterproofing, providing unmatched customer service and long-term solutions.  

Secure your basement against water entry permanently with our help. 


A sump pump collects water from around your foundation and pumps it away from the house, preventing it from damaging the basement.

While temporary water issues may not pose immediate risks, long-term exposure to water and mold can have serious health implications and should be addressed promptly.  

Yes, cracks in the walls or floor of the basement can allow water to seep in, especially during heavy rains or when there is increased groundwater. 

When dealing with water in the basement, prompt and effective action is essential to protect both your property and health. 

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Our Locations

Fargo, ND

1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102

Minneapolis, MN

6265 Carmen Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Rush City, MN

1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069

Sioux Falls, SD

101 S. Reid Street, Suite 307
Sioux Falls, SD 57103