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Foundation Wall Failure: Causes, Signs, & Solutions

It doesn't matter whether you use your basement for laundry and storage, or as an actual living area, wall failure is dangerous and must be addressed as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Spooky Scary Basements

When you go to your basement, does it scare you?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Why You Should Repair Your Concrete Slabs BEFORE Winter Arrives

If the concrete slabs in your driveway and sidewalks are uneven, fix them BEFORE they are covered with snow and forgotten about.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

What You Need to Know About Basement Waterproofing BEFORE Selling a Home

Here is what you should know about basement waterproofing before the selling or buying begins.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

10 Tips to Hire a Quality Contractor

Midwest Basement Systems is helping home owners of Central Iowa by pointing out a few helpful tips for hiring a contractor.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

How Does Rain Get into Your Basement?

With fall come fall rains, and with fall rains comes a wet basement.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

What You Need to Know About Wall Cracks BEFORE Selling a Home

Whether you are a realtor or a homeowner trying to sell or buy a new home, there are things that need to be addressed. Here is what you should know about walls crack befo...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Does your basement leak? It may be because the dirt around your home's foundation is settling.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

What You Should Know About Dirt Crawlspaces

Is having a dirt crawlspace going to cause you issues? You bet it will! Read about why having a home with a dirt crawlspace only appears to save you money.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Are Your Doors and Windows Sticking? Foundation Piers May be the Answer!

Are you having foundation settlement problems? Are your doors and windows sticking? Does your foundation feel or look "broken"? Let us tell you about methods that will an...

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Want a Dry Basement? Don't Forget About Your Basement Walls!

If you are planning on waterproofing your basement, don't forget about your basement walls! Basement walls let water vapor through and often times water as well.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Your basement damp? Not only does high humidity in your basement cost you money, it may also be making you sick.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Damaged Ducts Can Contribute to Humid Homes

What do you think of when you think of humidity, summer and the "thick" air? The Midwest is known for high, noticeable summer humidity. Besides the feeling of the thicker...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Do you know why your basement is wet? This could be the reason...

Wet basements are a problem for many people. Often times people wonder what caused it.

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Basement Flooring Actually Designed for Basements

When basement flooding happens your basement flooring will be ruined. Luckily there is a type of flooring that will save you from expensive replacement costs.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

3 Steps to a Healthy, Clean Crawl Space

Often, people don't know the condition of their crawl space. This leads to damaged, nasty crawl spaces. Here are 3 steps that will give you a safe, usable, and clean craw...

Monday, July 18th, 2016

4 Factors That Lead to Mold Growth

There are many factors that lead to mold growth to be aware of. Here are 4 huge ones to look out for in your home!

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Use Your Basement, Don't Waste It

So many homes have basements that are wet, moldy and stinky. No one wants to spend time in a space they can smell from upstairs. Here are some reasons why waterproofing y...

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Dry Weather Means Dry Soil and Foundation Settlement

During dry weather, Iowa's clay soil dries up and becomes weak. This is one of the leading causes of foundation settlement.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Water Loves Cracked Basement Walls

Tired of water entering your basement walls through cracks and holes? Learn more about stopping water from entering your basement through holes and cracks.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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