Understanding Basement Flooding

Homeowners and business owners invest a lot of time and money into their property. After all, it’s a source of pride, often furnished to reflect one’s values or identity.

If you’ve experienced basement flooding, you know how devastating it can be. In addition to destroying those furnishings you’ve taken such care to curate, water damage caused by basement flooding can cause mold and mildew, pose electrical hazards, and potentially compromise the structural integrity of your home’s foundation. Relying on a professional team for basement flooding repair is critical to avoiding these dangers. Dry Force answers your call when you need us in these moments.

Our team of basement flooding restoration technicians possesses the equipment and knowledge needed to remove and dry water, neutralize electrical threats, and address potential structural issues. We provide expert flood and water removal services for homes and commercial properties in Texas, including Houston, San Antonio, Arlington, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Austin.

Call Our Team
Get a Free Estimate

Contact Us

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Why Homeowners Choose Dry Force

Based on 1626 reviews
Brian Ousley
Brian Ousley
July 26, 2023.
Ace showed up on time for the consultation and was very professional and friendly. He was very detailed in his inspection. He did not find any water damage. I highly recommend this company.
Elaine Andrepont
Elaine Andrepont
July 26, 2023.
Totally satisfied with DRY FORCE water removal systems. Each and every person that called to schedule appointments or visited my home for removing water were professional. Dry Force, workers upon entering my home showed respect while they they took the time to protect the integrity of my home with politeness, care and consideration for my safety. So pleased with their professionalism, I wholeheartedly recommend Dry Force as your number 1, go to source for your home. I’m extremely happy that my brother recommended Bill & Cody for whom highly recommended Dry Force to me. ELaine Therese Andrepont ETA🌹
Deborah Mullen
Deborah Mullen
July 25, 2023.
Nick W. was very quick and has great customer service!
Court Monroe (Courtbel2011)
Court Monroe (Courtbel2011)
July 25, 2023.
They were amazing! 100% recommend!
greg corley
greg corley
July 23, 2023.
Nick w was thorough in his explanations
David Bader
David Bader
July 22, 2023.
Nick W. Very professional. Explained everything in detail and helped with insurance company. Highly recommended.

What Causes Basement Flooding?

Discover the Most Common Factors Leading to Basement Flooding

Intense Rainfall

Excessive precipitation can lead to water accumulation around the foundation, infiltrating the basement through structural weaknesses, such as cracked flooring.

Sewer Backups

Overburdened sewer systems during severe weather or other natural disasters may force sewage back into basements.

Foundation Defects

Cracks or gaps in foundation walls or floors provide entry points for water.

Sump Pump Issues

Malfunctioning sump pumps will fail to remove water from the basement effectively, allowing flooding to occur.

Plumbing Failures

Burst pipes or broken plumbing fixtures can result in water buildup.

Poor Landscaping

Once reconstruction starts, your business gets a dedicated project manager who keeps you informed. There’s a schedule, and Dry Force sticks to it without sacrificing quality.
Person standing with boots in the middle of a flooded basement

How to Prevent Basement Flooding During Heavy Rain?

To protect your home from basement flooding, consider taking preventive measures. By studying the following strategies, homeowners can learn how to stop basement flooding and significantly reduce the risk of water damage.

  1. Install Window Well Covers: Use clear acrylic covers to deflect water while allowing light in.
  2. Maintain Gutters and Downspouts: Keep them clear of debris and position downspouts at least 3 feet from the foundation.
  3. Install and Maintain a Sump Pump: Sump pumps are designed to pull water out of your basement. Install one and test it annually. You might also consider a backup power source or installing a backwater valve. Backwater valves work with your sump pump to divert water and prevent sewage backup.
4. Seal Foundation Cracks: Use hydraulic cement or epoxy to fill gaps in basement walls and floors.
5. Regular Plumbing Maintenance: Check for leaks and clogs in pipes.
6. Proper Yard Grading: Ensure the ground slopes away from your foundation.
7. Install Water Leak Detectors: devices are equipped with electronic sensors that alarm when moisture is detected, warning a potential flooding.

We're ready to help.

No matter if it's a single room or your entire basement, our team delivers top-tier basement flooding restoration services in the region. Here are a few reasons why homeowners consistently choose Dry Force for their basement flooding restoration needs.

Disinfecting Basement After Flooding

We all need water to live. We can’t live more than a few days without it. Floodwater, on the other hand, can threaten our livelihood when left stagnant in your basement for more than a few days. To maintain a safe living environment, it’s extremely important to disinfect and clean your basement after a flood.

A man in a sanitizing disifection suit holding spray near the escalator to remove potential health risks

Potential Health Risks After Basement Flooding

  1. Mold Growth: Mold thrives in damp, dark environments—like a flooded basement. Mold exposure can cause allergy-like symptoms and respiratory issues. It may even lead to more severe health problems if left untreated. Mold removal typically requires professional assistance, including cleaning, disinfecting, and thorough drying.
  2. Water Contamination: Stagnant water contains harmful bacteria, parasites, or - in some cases - chemicals. If left untreated, it can contaminate your local water supply, leading to gastrointestinal symptoms or other health concerns if consumed.
  3. Carbon Monoxide Exposure: Many household devices, like carbon monoxide detectors, are powered by portable generators which, when exposed to water in basement flooding, can stop working. Because it is a colorless and odorless gas, carbon monoxide is difficult to detect without a functioning detection system. If unknowingly exposed to carbon monoxide, you might experience symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Dry Force Truck

Emergency Basement Flooding Clean-Up Process

If you’ve experienced emergency basement flooding, time is of the essence. It's critical to act quickly and call a professional water extraction service. Dry Force provides disaster relief with our step-by-step cleanup process, responding within an hour of your call to assess the damage.

We oversee every component of the basement flooding cleanup process by probing for trapped water, setting up advanced pumping equipment and fans, monitoring moisture levels, and documenting our procedures and findings with pictures and readings.

Water Damage Services

Call for a free evaluation

Standing water can cause permanent damage. Act now and let Dry Force prevent the damage from getting worse. Some of the common services we perform are listed below. Select a tile to learn more about the specific service we offer:

Experience and Trust

Since 2003, Dry Force has completed over 6,000 water reconstruction projects and over 40,000 water restoration projects. And as an IICRC Certified Firm, we are monitored by a non-profit, third-party to ensure we operate with the highest ethics and professional standards. Simply -- our goal is to allow customers to leverage our experience, professionalism and expertise to provide exceptional water damage restoration and reconstruction service.

Year Established
Fleet Size
Water Reconstruction Projects Completed
Water Restoration Projects Completed

IICRC Certified Firm

As a Certified Firm of the IICRC, a non-profit organization that establishes and monitors standards for the cleaning, inspection and restoration service industries, we operate with the highest ethics and professional standards. This is an important distinction when considering a company to rebuild your home or business.


Dry Force Quality Guarantee

At Dry Force, our rigorous quality assurance process ensures the satisfactory completion of every job we do. If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, just let us know. We'll do everything possible to make it right. Guaranteed.


Call to Request a Free Evaluation from Dry Force

Dry Force's Remote Monitoring Advantages

We are the only basement flooding restoration service in Texas that employs an innovative remote monitoring system to measure moisture levels in homes. This system minimizes the time our technicians need to be on-site and provides comprehensive data to support the mitigation process, ensuring efficient and thorough restoration.


Our RMS include enough sensors for any job, residential or commercial
water damage probe


Dry Force can monitor moisture levels remotely to not disturb the homeowner.
monitoring results of water damage testing

Monitoring results

Complete reporting of the monitoring systems findings upon project completion.

24/7 Skilled Basement Flooding Repair Services in Houston, TX and Other Areas

No matter the size or complexity of the job—and no matter if you’re in Houston, TX, or the surrounding areas—Dry Force is your lifeline for basement flooding repair services. Once you call us, we strive to be on-site within 60 minutes to start the water mitigation process and show you why we’re the best.

When accidents happen or disaster strikes, you can count on Dry Force to leverage experience and deliver exceptional customer service. Your basement flooding ends here. Don’t wait to schedule services with a local team who does this every day–call (877) 589-7504 today!