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Wet, Leaky Basement?

We offer a variety of cost-effective Basement Waterproofing Solutions, customized to KEEP your home dry.



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Kentuckiana Contracting Services’ complete home structural services include Basement Waterproofing, Basement Repair, Egress Window, Crawlspace Waterproofing, Crawlspace Repair, Foundation Support, Foundation Repair, Wall Support, Grading & Drainage, Concrete, and Air Quality solutions designed to fit your home improvement goals and budget. Only Kentuckiana Contracting Services offers:

  • Comprehensive Waterproofing & Foundation solutions
  • Certified Structural Technicians
  • Free estimates
  • 85 combined Years of foundation experience
  • A+ BBB Rating
  • Convenient payment plans
  • Available ongoing maintenance
  • Customer support

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Basement Foundations are naturally vulnerable to water intrusion!

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For homes with basement foundations, even small cracks and leaks can lead to structural damage and moisture problems. The longer you wait to address the problems, the worse they usually become. When it comes to moisture problems in homes with basement foundations, common areas of concern include:

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A cold joint is a seam that occurs when two batches of concrete are poured at different times and do not bond properly, resulting in a weak spot in the structure. If there is water intrusion in the space between the footer and the poured basement floor, it can indicate that there is a problem with the foundation or the basement’s waterproofing.

Water intrusion in this area can occur due to a variety of reasons, including inadequate drainage around the foundation, improper installation of the footer and floor, or a leak in the basement walls or floor. If left unaddressed, this water intrusion can lead to moisture problems, mold growth, and structural damage.

To prevent water intrusion in this area, it is important to ensure that the foundation is properly constructed, and that the basement waterproofing is installed correctly. This may involve excavating around the foundation and installing a drainage system to redirect water away from the structure, repairing any cracks or damage to the basement walls or floor, and applying a waterproofing sealant to the basement walls and floor.

If you suspect that there is water intrusion in the space between the footer and poured basement floor, it is important to contact KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services to assess the situation and recommend appropriate repairs.

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Cracks in the basement floor that allow water to seep in can be caused by a combination of erosion and soil settlement.

Erosion occurs when water or wind removes soil from an area, leaving it exposed and vulnerable to further erosion. This can happen naturally over time, or it can be accelerated by human activities like construction, deforestation, or agriculture.

Soil settlement occurs when the ground beneath a building or structure shifts or settles unevenly. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including changes in moisture content, soil compaction, or the settling of nearby buildings or structures.

When erosion and soil settlement occur together, they can create small cracks in the basement floor that allow water to seep in. Over time, these cracks can become larger, causing even more water to enter the basement and potentially causing damage to the structure and its contents.

To prevent or mitigate the effects of erosion and soil settlement, it is important to take steps to stabilize the soil around the building, improve drainage to prevent water from accumulating around the foundation, and seal any cracks in the basement floor to prevent water from seeping in. KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services can help identify the underlying causes of the problem and recommend appropriate solutions.

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Bowed or tilted walls can be a serious structural problem for a basement, and they can leave the space vulnerable to water intrusion. When a wall bows or tilts, it can create gaps between the wall and the foundation, which can allow water to seep in. This can lead to moisture problems, mold growth, and even structural damage. There are a few potential causes of bowed or tilted walls, including poor drainage, soil pressure, and inadequate foundation support. Some possible solutions may include:


  • Foundation repair: This may involve adding reinforcement to the foundation, installing a new drainage system, or even rebuilding the foundation altogether.
  • Wall anchors: These are devices that can be installed to help stabilize a bowed or tilted wall. They work by attaching to the wall and then anchoring into the soil outside the foundation.
  • Carbon fiber reinforcement: This involves applying a carbon fiber mesh to the surface of the wall to reinforce it and prevent further bowing or tilting.
  • Grading and drainage: Improving the grading and drainage around the home can help prevent soil pressure from pushing on the foundation walls.

It’s important to address bowed or tilted walls as soon as possible to prevent further damage and protect the structural integrity of the home. KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services is a professional foundation repair contractor that can help determine the best solution for your specific situation.

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Natural Springs

Natural springs are underground water sources that can cause structural damage when they are present underneath building foundations. These springs occur when water flows through permeable rock or soil layers until it reaches an impermeable layer, such as solid rock or clay. When this happens, the water is forced to the surface, creating a spring.

If a natural spring is present underneath a building foundation, it can cause structural damage in several ways. First, the constant flow of water can erode the soil and weaken the foundation, causing it to shift or settle. This can lead to cracks in the walls, floors, and ceilings, and even cause the building to collapse. In addition, the water from the spring can cause the soil to expand and contract, which can also damage the foundation. This is because the soil will swell when it absorbs water from the spring, and then shrink as it dries out. This process can cause the foundation to shift or heave, leading to more structural damage.

To prevent damage from natural springs, it’s important to have a professional assess the site and determine if a spring is present. If a spring is found, there are several methods for addressing the issue, such as building a drainage system to divert the water away from the foundation or installing a sump pump to remove the water. In some cases, it may be necessary to reinforce or rebuild the foundation to prevent further damage. KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services can help identify the underlying causes of the problem and recommend appropriate solutions.

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The phenomenon of clay soils expanding and contracting over time is known as soil heave and settlement. This can occur naturally as a result of changes in temperature and moisture levels, but it can also be exacerbated by human activities such as landscaping, construction, and irrigation.

Climate change can contribute to soil heave and settlement in several ways. One of the main ways is through changes in precipitation patterns, which can cause soils to become oversaturated with water or excessively dry. This can cause the soil to expand or contract, respectively, which can lead to cracks in basement walls.

Another way that climate change can affect soil heave and settlement is through changes in temperature. Rising temperatures can cause soils to expand, while falling temperatures can cause them to contract. This can also contribute to cracks in basement walls over time.

To address this issue, it is important to take steps to stabilize the soil around the foundation of the building. This can be done through techniques such as grading, drainage, and the installation of a moisture barrier. It may also be necessary to reinforce the foundation itself to prevent further cracking or damage. In addition, it is important to monitor the soil around the foundation on an ongoing basis to ensure that any issues are identified and addressed before they become more serious. KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Services can help identify the underlying causes of the problem and recommend appropriate solutions.

Since water always follows the path of least resistance, it is important to address structural damage in your basement early on before more severe damage occurs.

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Two great ways to waterproof your Basement

What exactly does basement waterproofing mean? At KCS, the answer depends on you!

Waterproofing is a general term used to describe any repair that helps prevent water from entering the basement. Depending on your home improvement goals and the severity of the problems affecting your foundation, there are two great options to consider:


A method of waterproofing your home from inside of the basement. Water is allowed to enter the basement, and then is forcibly managed away. This method often requires concrete breakout, includes sump pumps, and affords a shorter installation time.

  • Includes drainage systems installed inside the basement (usually the HYDRAWAY Waterproofing System)
  • Waterproofing on the inside of your home requires concrete breakout, unless you have a monolithic basement slab (rare)
  • In most instances a sump pump system will be installed
  • Shorter installation time compared to Exterior Waterproofing
  • Full interior wall waterproofing is sometimes recommended (Kentuckiana Contracting Services’ 90 mil vapor barrier)
  • Interior waterproofing allows water into your basement, then manages it away
  • This repair is easy to service


A method of waterproofing your home from outside of the basement. Designed to help stop water before it enters your basement. This method often requires excavation of the basement wall and includes an exterior moisture barrier. Since work is not performed inside the home, it is also a great way to waterproof a finished basement that is used regularly.

  • Work performed outside, no disturbance to the interior of your basement
  • A sump pump system is sometimes recommended, but may not be necessary
  • Longer installation time compared to interior waterproofing
  • Serviceable
  • Includes exterior wall waterproofing with moisture barrier, dimple board and drainage


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Waterproofing Your Basement from the Inside the KCS- Kentuckiana Contracting Way Using



Both methods are highly effective.

We keep the best technology on-hand. Allowing us to fix basements of all types and sizes, while meeting any budget.

To determine which solution works best for you, a Kentuckiana Contracting Services Certified Structural Technician will analyze your basement to determine where the problems occur, consult with you about your long-term home improvement goals, then identify the best possible solution for you.


Old, obsolete products cannot compare to today’s technologically advanced basement solutions. Built on 85 Years of combined industry experience and research, the experts at KCS have developed an innovative approach to basement repair.

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Our most powerful interior water discharge system.

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Water Channel

Our most powerful interior water discharge system.

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Added defense against basement wall moisture.

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Exterior Wall

Exterior Water Management for poured concrete and masonry block walls.

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Catch Basin or
Surface Drain

Removes pooling surface water.

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Footer Drain
with Gravel Fill

Discharges pooling water and alleviates hydrostatic pressure from outside the basement.

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Helps move water out and away from the foundation.

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Sump Pump Basins
& Sump Pumps

Forcibly discharge water that enters the basement.

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Uses a slope to discharge pooling water away from the foundation.

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 Innovative & effective exterior Water Management system.

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Combination drain collects water below grade.

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Reduces humidity inside the home.

If your home needs any of these products or services, act now before more damage occurs leading to more costly repairs in the future.

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Leaks and water intrusion that begin in the basement can create issues throughout your home that negatively affect indoor air quality and create structural damage. It is important to treat the source of the problem, not just patch the symptom. As experts in comprehensive Foundation Repair, our basement repair plans are not limited to just Water Management.

Our approach is uniquely crafted to address the 3 key problem areas that affect your home.

Structural Repair
Water Management
Air Quality

Many of the Basement Waterproofing repair plans we offer also include aspects of Structural Repair and Exterior Water Management. Below is a picture that shows you some of the possible considerations when evaluating a wet musty basement with potential structural issues.

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We did not become one of the most trusted names in Foundation Repair & Waterproofing overnight. We have gained experience over the course of 85 years. Put that experience to work you for you.


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