How to Keep Your Basement or Crawl Space Dry

Toledo Basement Repair does not want you to find yourself and your home unprepared when heavy rains occur. A leaky basement or crawlspace is not only a nuisance, but it can also be dangerous. From foundation damage to mold to ruined personal property, unwanted water can be a disaster. We want to help to keep your basement and crawl space dry!


It’s important to know where the water is coming from before you begin to tackle how to prevent it. Water sneakily works its way into your home. Basements and crawlspaces are prime targets for water to attack. Having a waterproof crawl space or dry basement can only happen after you identify the source of the moisture. Start checking these common culprits:

Incorrect Drainage or Soil – If rainfall or groundwater are unable to flow away from your home, they can seep into your crawlspace or basement. Not having a proper drainage system or soil causes water accumulation, ready to ease its way past your foundation.

Incorrect Gutter Installation – Gutters play an integral role in keeping water away from your home.  Improper installation or frequent clogs will cause drainage around the base of your home instead of drawing it away from the foundation.

Slope – Sloping the ground away from your foundation is crucial to allow water to run away from your home. Having the wrong slope will prevent this, keeping water close.

Hydrostatic Pressure – Gravity can also be your enemy when it comes to keeping unwelcomed water out of your home. When it pushes on the water, the water will go wherever it can to getaway. Such actions force the liquid through cracks in your basement or crawlspace, and can also cause new cracks.

Cracks – Having floor, wall, or window cracks are an open invitation for moisture to enter your home and cause damage.

Condensation – Mold and mildew run rampant in a space filled with condensation. Basements and crawlspaces frequently experience condensation.


Our team at Toledo Basement Repair wants to help you protect your home and your belongings from the damage water causes. We offer free estimates and 10% off your next service to help get you started.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority. That is why we strictly adhere to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and have EXTRA safety precautions in place.

This list is just some of our wide variety of waterproofing and repair services for a dry basement and waterproof crawl space.

  • Crawl Space Drainage System Installation
  • DimpleShield Drainage Matting
  • Vent Covers for Crawl Space
  • Crawl Shield Encapsulation System
  • Dehumidification System for Crawl Space
  • Crock and Sump Pump
  • Grading and Sealing
  • Foundation Repair
  • GrateDrain
  • Crack Repair
  • Interior Waterproofing
  • Exterior Waterproofing

Our company has expertly trained staff who can handle whatever waterproofing or repair needs you may have. Whether its foundation cracks, battery backup systems, or crawl space dehumidification, our expert crew is here for you. Toledo Basement Repair will take you step-by-step through the process to keep your home safe from unwanted moisture.

Call us today at (419) 297-6138!

(419) 297-6138