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Nashville Problems: Water in the Basement

Nashville Problems: Water in Your Basement - Ground Up Foundation Repair

With all the strange weather we experienced this winter season, it’s likely that you noticed water in the crawl space or water in the basement. Winter storms and heavy rainfall, combined with hot and cold temperature changes, can cause a lot of problems in your home.

If your basement or crawl space has flooded or is in danger of flooding, you need to seek a permanent solution ASAP. Ground Up Foundation Repair will find the right solution for you. We have been providing expert waterproofing services to Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee since 2004.

When it comes to water removal and water control, there are several things that you as a homeowner need to do. First, you must protect the exterior of your home to the best of your ability. This can include unclogging gutters, extending downspouts, and making sure that there is no water pooling in the yard. Storms can bring a heavy amount of sticks, branches, leaves, and other debris into your gutters, and if they remain clogged, rainwater will overflow directly onto your foundation walls. This will increase the chance of water getting into your basement.

Along with cleaning out your gutters on a regular basis, make sure that your downspouts are extended at least 5 feet away from the base of your home. This will ensure that water can drain far enough away that it will not pool around your foundation and create hydraulic pressure.


Every Middle Tennessee homeowner should have an efficient basement waterproofing system installed. No matter how serious your water issues have been in the past, it is vital to protect your home with a professional waterproofing system. The investment is worth it – it will keep your basement dry for years to come.

Water seepage can cause a multitude of problems such as mold and mildew growth, destruction of personal items, and ruined drywall and carpet. To protect yourself from these damages, you may need to invest in an adequate waterproofing system that will prevent water from entering even in the worst weather conditions.

So how do you know which system is right for you? Fortunately, the team here at Ground Up Foundation Repair are experts when it comes to waterproofing systems. We can inspect your home and help you decide what waterproofing solution works best for your needs and budget.

In most cases, homeowners invest in both an exterior and interior drainage system. These systems compliment each other and will work together to sufficiently protect your home. Along with interior and exterior drainage system options, Ground Up Foundation Repair also offers the following:

Middle Tennessee Waterproofing Experts

Don’t let water seepage destroy your home. Contact Ground Up Foundation Repair to schedule an estimate and our team of professionals will install the best waterproofing systems that will protect your home for years to come.

We only use the highest quality products and equipment – professional grade. That’s why we trust Earth Contact Products (ECP). They provide the best waterproofing and foundation repair products in the industry.

Let us help you protect your beautiful Nashville home. We look forward to working with you!