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Dry Basement Foundation Repair

Founded 1975 • With Angi since January 2004


(126) Verified Reviews

Business Details

Phone Number


5121 E Front St

Kansas City, MO 64120


Dry Basement Foundation Repair has served Kansas City and the area since 1975 in Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Sump Pump installation and Basement Finishing and Remodeling. We've got 50 employees and do not use subcontractors. All costs are determined on a job by job basis. No travel

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A few reviews for this pro...


Rod B.

They were excellent. On time, professional, easy to reach. And this is the third time we hire them.

Description of Work
Installed water proofing system and some pump.

Category basement waterproofing



Melissa F.

Had an appointment today to get foundation done, (8/21/18) didn't get a call till 3:30 letting me know that they won't be able to come till tomorrow. Not appreciated when I had to take off of work for this to be done! Now the next day and they were to be here between 8-9 didn't show up till about 10. I was told it was a one day project however they left at 3:45, and I will have to take another day out of work tomorrow for them to come back and finish since they need inside the house. Excessive cursing all day long, broke a pipe yet didn't bother to tell me, until I asked about it when they were leaving. Apparently they didn't realize I could hear what they were saying outside. They had issues with their tools working, one even asked if he should throw the thing through the window....nice to know they care so much about other peoples property. Was to receive a call back about compensation, I had to call again since no one could give me a call back. No communication and consideration for other people's time.

Description of Work
Foundation Repair

Category foundation repair




Job was great. Very professional, on time getting there and finishing job. Clean everything up and would hire again.

Description of Work
Repaired a 2 holes in foundation that wood burning stove pipes ran through. Patch some minor cracks in one wall. Also removed foundation of the old chimney.

Category concrete repair, foundation repair



Martha B.

About one week after the inspection the company returned and fixed everything. It now looks a lot more like what we had been promised and were expecting. They even replaced the hammer they broke as promised. I would hire Dry Basement again. They owned their mistakes and corrected them. They really did put the customer first. Thanks guys.

Description of Work
I reviewed this company when the work was completed and I had indicated that I would not hire them again or recommend them. I called them back two days after completion with complaints on the installation of the water proofing they installed along with the sump pump and drainage system. About a week later they called back and made an appointment to come out and inspect our concerns. A supervisor (can't recall his name) and a crew supervisor arrived at the scheduled time. They listened, inspected, took photos and determined that we had legitimate complaints. He said that all issues would be resolved as soon as possible.

Category basement waterproofing



Michelle Z.

The estimate process went great, we've really been impressed with the sales folks they send out. He was very flexible about timing, and spent quite a bit of time preparing the documents. We ultimately did not hire Drybasement to remodel the basement because the estimate was considerably more (to the tune of about $52K), including creating an egress window somewhere along the foundation - an expense we did not take into account. While we did not choose to move ahead with Drybasement on this project, we do still have our sump pump serviced by them and would not hesitate to recommend them to others.

Description of Work
We've had Drybasement out on a couple of jobs, once to install retaining piers along the north and south walls in the basement, and a different time to install draining lines along the entire perimeter of the foundation. So when we were ready to consider remodeling the basement, we asked Drybasement for an estimate. We aimed for middle of the road on material estimates. The work would entail creating an "L" shape in the basement along the long side, redoing the bathroom that we tore out during the foundation repair work, and doing a bit of work to remodel the stairs down into the basement. It probably covered between 3/5 - 2/3 of the basement space that would be remodeled.

Category basement waterproofing, home remodeling, basement remodeling



mark N.

Great. He took the time to explain everything and answer all of my questions. It was a small price to pay in order to have peace of mind regarding the soundness of my home. I now know what issues there are for me to address.

Description of Work
Structural inspection.

Category structural engineer



Hans L.

very well except for minor work area cleanup issues that I had to cleanup. Also their backlog time was two months

Description of Work
Basement level waterproofing, approximately 27 linear feet of footing drain tile, wall membrane and dual pumps in a sump basin.

Category basement waterproofing




Got an appointment for an estimate very quickly. Estimator was right on time, extremely professional, and explained things thoroughly and very understandably. The company's methods and materials all seemed very first class. I let him know I had to finish getting estimates and would provide a decision in a couple of weeks. It took a little longer than that, but I finished getting estimates and made my decision to go with this company, but I had one question about a possible change in the work, based on some information/comments I had received from another company's estimator. During this time, I received a letter and at least one postcard from the company, indicating they were eager for my business. Even though cost was higher than some of the other estimates, I decided to have this company do the work, because of the high quality of the materials and the design; I felt that the absolute guarantee offered was something I really did want. During the first week of September, I called and left a message specifically for the estimator that I had made my decision, but had a question and wanted to talk to him. After two weeks of not hearing back, I called and left another message. It's been about another two weeks and I still have not heard from anyone at the company. I guess they aren't that eager for my business after all.

Description of Work
Basement waterproofing

Category basement waterproofing

Service Provider Response

[Member Name Removed], we apologize for the lapse in time since your review was posted and our response. We just became aware of your posting today, it appears that there were some technical difficulties with us receiving our notifications. We would like to let you know that during the time period in which you were working with our company your estimator resigned from his position and that is why you did not receive a response from him. We would be more than happy to get another estimator out to see you if you are still looking to have the work done. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help you.


Alene W.

Not so well. Inside where we could see, water has stopped coming in. But they hid the problem areas in a section that has a sump pump with vinyl sheeting against the wall. Not sure how well that area is doing but the mold smell is horrendous and getting worse. We had to call them back out numerous times, with just barely adequate results. Also... that sump pump doesn't seem to be doing the job. They also messed up the electrical system by trying to put more on connections that couldn't hold the load. We had to have the electrical connections repaired.

Description of Work
Sealing cracks in basement and garage. Preventing water from seeping in. Keeping foundation stable.

Category concrete repair, basement waterproofing, wells, drain pipe, foundation repair

Service Provider Response

Hello, We would like to apologize for the delay in getting back to you in regards to your home. There seems to of been some sort of technical difficulty in regards to us receiving our messages. I have pulled your file and taken a look at it. I do see where we were out on February 16, 2016, but do not have any record of any other calls/issues. If there are still unresolved issues please call us at 816-741-8500, so that we may continue to help you. Thank you, Caiti Fryer Dry Basement, Inc.


Regina S H I.

They did a superb job for us. It went great. First they came out for a repair, then they gave us a recommendation and a bid. They called in advance and actually sent us pictures of who would be coming ahead of time so we knew who the crew was. When the guys showed up they were clean. Doing the foundation is messy work, but they were as clean as possible and did an excellent job. They told us the basic timeline of how long they would be there and how long the repair would take. They stuck to the timeline and told us what to expect from the repair. We knew before going into it what it was going to cost and what was involved. There were no surprises at all. We knew what to expect and they stuck to the plan. They did an overall great job of reassuring us how it would go and what their product offered.

Description of Work
I used Dry Basement Foundation Repair for a repair. They repaired a leak in our finished basement.

Category foundation repair



Robert O.

John Borcherding from Dry Basement Foundation Repair provided a free inspection of my home after I had reported an issue with leaks in my basement. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide detailed answers to my current problems and was able to identify some major issues that I had not noticed. He also detailed my options for repairing the problems and pricing for each type of repair possible. I was very impressed and look forward to working with this company in the future once I have the financing.

Description of Work
Inspected basement and foundation. Explained current issues found and provided options for repair and maintenance.

Category basement waterproofing




Jeremy was excellent. He was friendly, knowledgeable, punctual and efficient. This company should get a gold star for hiring such high quality workers. He explained what he found during his inspection and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend this company and Jeremy to a friend.

Description of Work
Jeremy came to our house, inspected the foundation and walls, took measurements with a laser level, and made recommendations for repairing the cracks.

Category basement waterproofing



Clark A.

They came to my home and immediately let us know this was not a foundation issue. The estimator pointed out the problem and suggested we contact a general contractor. They never tried to sell us a service that was not needed.

Description of Work
They came out to give me an estimate for stopping water from entering my garage.

Category remodeling, basement waterproofing




It went perfect. The crew was on time and brought all of their supplies and tools to get the job done in a very efficient manner. The were also very pleasant to work with.

Description of Work
Did major basement work to prevent water from coming in.

Category basement waterproofing




Everything went very well. The technician who came out was very, very helpful. He went beyond the call of duty in removing 3 dead mice from the crawl space for us, too!!

Description of Work
Examined the sump pump and brought it up to 100% working capacity. Changed filter on the Sani Dry

Category plumbing, basement waterproofing, wells



Wiley F.

They came when they said they would and did a good jon

Description of Work
Fixed the area that was leaking and put in another sump pump in case it ever leak again

Category plumbing, basement waterproofing, wells




Amazing! They dug up four piers on the driveway and replaced the concrete all in one day including three more on the side and took out the debris from the timbers. I would use them again and recommend them. They are very friendly!

Description of Work
Installed seven tiers.

Category foundation repair



Randall P.

Very pleased with result. The initial inspection was done promptly and proposed solution explained very well. On day of service, techs arrived promptly and got right to work. Worked steadily and got the job done in two days. One of the things I was very pleased with is how they were careful to not do any more damage to the yard than necessary. Cleanup was exceptional and I had grass growing back fairly soon. Did not have to do a lot of raking or smoothing of the area. They had already done that as part of the clean up. Would definitely recommend them.

Description of Work
Installed 10 piers to raise and stabilize foundation

Category basement waterproofing



Tim H.

Curtis showed up on time and spent a great deal of time evaluating the job. He then showed me exactly where the seepage problem was occurring and then went over their dry basement system with me. He made sure I understood what was involved in job and how their system would alleviate the problem. Curtis spent more time explaining the situation and solution to me than any of the other companies, and his system made the most sense to me for the long term. This was one of 4 bids we got for the job, and although his bid was higher than the other three (price is the only "B" rating I gave them) I decided to use their system. We had a bit of a wait due to the drought and the number of jobs they had scheduled, but the crew showed up on the day scheduled and got right to work. The work took two and a half days, but when they were done the basement was cleaned of all debris and the water leakage was stopped. This past year has been the first in the eleven we have lived here that we did not have water leakage in the basement. I am completely satisfied with the work done, and would without reservation recommend this company.

Description of Work
installed their dry basement system along the inside back wall of our basement, waterproofed the outside basement wall, installed new window wells with drains that feed into the dry basement system, and installed a dual sump pump.

Category plumbing, water damage restoration, replacement windows, basement waterproofing, wells, drain pipe

Service Provider Response

[Member name removed], Thank you for your review on our company. Our commitment to detail as well as making sure that you understand all aspects to the solution is very important to us. When people spend their money with a company, they want to be sure of what they are getting. Your experience with the bid process is very similar with our other customers. Although we typically are not the highest in price, we are rarely the lowest. The promise to you is that we stand by our work and want to make sure that you only have to fix it once! Thanks again, Brad Bowers Business Development Manager


Jane B.

It appeared our large front porch was the original problem and previous owner never leveled correctly - over the past 10 years the porch was settling putting stress on the outer wall which in turn pinched our foundation floor. Cracks started to appear in laundry room, bedroom and hall . Since we were starting a renovation of our bathroom we decided to ask Dry Basement to give us a bid - glad we did. Best advice I can offer is when you see foundation "issues" the sooner you mitigate the problem the better. We contracted the repair which was explained very thoroughly. The team arrived on Day 1 and worked all day - only thing I was not prepared for was seeing all of the dirt - it can overwhelm any homeowner at first. Day 2 was the same - working all day. Day 3 job was complete mid afternoon. The crew was professional and focused and answered every question we asked. The foreman was exception. The cleanup was good. Both my husband and I feel like we are now subject matter experts on foundation repair because every step of the process was explained so completely. I asked several people for a reference and Dry Basement was the company mentioned the most. I would recommend the firm without hesitation. Again - I want to reiterate that taking care of foundation repair early will save you money in the long run.

Description of Work
lifted basement floor (using 14 piers) and leveled front vertical wall

Category basement waterproofing, home remodeling, foundation repair

Service Provider Response

[member name removed] Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. Even though we always want to hear about anything we can improve on, we appreciate all the positive feedback too. We strive to keep all of our homeowners well informed throughout the entire process, from estimator to the trucks loaded up ready to leave. We are currently celebrating our 40th year in business here at Dry Basement® and are confident that with the service we provide, coupled with the word of mouth recommendations from people like you, we will continue for many years to come. Thanks again, Brad Bowers Business Development Manager


Andrew M.

It went very well. Engineer was very knowledgeable and seemed to know what he was talking about. They provided a very thorough written assessment with pictures a few days after the inspection was performed with exactly what was recommended be done in my basement.

Description of Work
Inspected foundation and provided written structural assessment

Category basement waterproofing, structural engineer, foundation repair



Leah W.

The structural engineer they sent to my home was courteous and professional. (I rated a B for responsiveness due to a miscommunication with the appointment date and time - once I called that the appointment was missed they rescheduled for the next day and were punctual.) He sat me down to give me a rundown of the structural assessment he was providing and made sure my questions were all answered. The visit was very informative and he gave me great information to revise my remodel plans. Thank you Dry Basement!

Description of Work
Dry Basement Foundation Repair provided me with a structural assessment of my residence. I needed to find out which walls were load bearing in order to move forward with some minor changes to a couple of closets.

Category remodeling, structural engineer, foundation repair, basement remodeling



Larry C.

The engineer did an excellent job of inspecting, explaining, and answering my questions. The company, which arranged for the inspection was slow in making arrangements.

Description of Work
Structural engineer's written report reinspection of foundation crack.

Category foundation repair



Brett S.

The engineer was professional and polite, however, the company that own's the engineering firm owns Dry Basement Foundation Repair. The possible conflict of interest is addressed with a form you sign, but I would still likely have an independent engineering firm do the structural analysis next time.

Description of Work
Written Structural Assessment Report by a Structural Engineer

Category basement waterproofing, structural engineer



Jay A.

Alan came out from his engineering firm which is contracted to work with Dry Basement. I'm a realtor and needed this done for a client who was concerned about cracks in the foundation. I was a bit skeptical that maybe this was just a way for Dry Basement to say there were major problems and we needed a fix that would cost thousands of dollars. However, Alan was very professional and conducted his exam just as I'd expect an engineer would. He pointed out to me why everything was okay in the house and that the repairs that had been made were just fine. He did suggest doing a few things to keep the basement dry. In the end, he gave us a full report that everything was just fine. His laser level that goes around the entire room is really cool too. For $29, I couldn't believe what I got for that price!

Description of Work
Structural inspection of a home with a full report of the home's structural integrity.

Category basement waterproofing, foundation repair

Service Provider Response

Dear [member name removed-- The Dry Basement Company passed along your Angie's List response to me. Thank you for your kind words about the inspection effort for the house in Shawnee @ [address removed]. It was good meeting you, working with you, and meeting the owner--I trust our efforts were worthwhile. I enjoy meeting new people...and I, especially like addressing concerns that owners, potential owners, and realtors have about their residential (and commercial) properties. Thank you so much and Best Wishes for a Safe, Successful 2015. Alan Niebrugge, P.E.

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    Services Offered

    Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Sump Pump Installation, Basement Finishing & Remodeling.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about Dry Basement Foundation Repair

    How is Dry Basement Foundation Repair overall rated?

    Dry Basement Foundation Repair is currently rated 4.5 overall out of 5.

    What days are Dry Basement Foundation Repair open?

    Dry Basement Foundation Repair is open:

    Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does Dry Basement Foundation Repair provide

    Dry Basement Foundation Repair accepts the following forms of payment: Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Financing Available

    Does Dry Basement Foundation Repair offer free estimates?

    Yes, Dry Basement Foundation Repair offers free project estimates.

    Does Dry Basement Foundation Repair offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    No, Dry Basement Foundation Repair does not offer eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does Dry Basement Foundation Repair offer a senior discount?

    No, Dry Basement Foundation Repair does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by Dry Basement Foundation Repair?

    Yes, Dry Basement Foundation Repair offers warranties.

    What services does Dry Basement Foundation Repair offer?

    Dry Basement Foundation Repair offers the following services: Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Sump Pump Installation, Basement Finishing & Remodeling.