Wet Basements

Where Does the Water Come From?

Most problems with water entry and wet basements inside the house are due to poor drainage on the outside. Quick action is needed since the extra moisture will lead to:

  • mold
  • mildew
  • decay

If wetness in the basement is condensation from a source inside the house, proper ventilation and dehumidification could be all that is needed to keep the area dry.
However, if water is coming from outside the house, the drainage around the exterior needs to be evaluated and improved. During your free consultation, we do a complete review of your property’s drainage, including:

  • gutters, downspouts, existing drains, window wells
  • the pitch of the site around the property (swales, springs)
  • assessment of water problems at the foundation
  • condition of the foundation, exterior, and interior

At Connecticut Drainage Pros, we recommend that you first take steps to redirect the water away from your foundation. Interrior waterproofing can be used as a final step in the drainage remediation process, to ensure that a basement stays dry.

We also install interior footing drains that effectively drain water that gets into a basement at the floor junction, but it does nothing when water comes in through the walls. Drains are designed to work with gravity, draining water from the lowest point and removing it from the home using a sump pump.


Sump pumps move water from your basement out of your home. A sump is a naturally constructed pit, usually a hole carved below the main surface of your basement floor. This pit, known as a basin, holds the sump pump. The pump is equipped with valves that sense escalating water levels or pressure.

Contact us for a free consultation. Whichever solution is needed, our 100% satisfaction guarantee applies to your basement will be dry!  For a complete list of services we offer, click here.