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Floor Slab Settlement: What to Look For

Did you know that your concrete floor slab can settle, even if your foundation is in place and stable? Here are some floor slab settlement signs to look for.

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Giving Back to Our Youth: Wildwood Hill Ranch

Wildwood Hill Ranch is a wondrous non-profit organization with a mission to provide community, love, and growth to at-risk children in the Midwest. We are proud to be abl...

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Tips and Tools for Real Estate Agents or Home Inspectors: Wall Movements an...

What exactly are the three stages of wall movement? Learn more about the ways foundation walls can be damaged and the advantages from using a brace system compared to oth...

Monday, March 21st, 2016

4 Signs Your Foundation is Settling

With Spring comes rains and thunderstorms and that can mean wet and muddy soil. Here are some signs of foundation settlement to look for both inside and outside your ...

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

3 Reasons Any Old Dehumidifier Can't Handle Basement Humidity

Spring is finally here and keeping your basement's humidity down can be quite a hassle. Here's 3 reasons why a department store dehumidifier isn't right for the job.

Monday, March 7th, 2016

4 Reasons Your Basement Becomes Wet

There are many reasons why basements become wet or damp. It is important to know that your basement can face water damage even if your basement isn't flooded.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Tips and Tools for Real Estate Agent or Home Inspector this Spring

Potential snow melt problems in a home and what to look for during showing or inspection.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Top 5 Basement Problems Caused by Melting Snow

Did you know that snow melt can be the most water your home could see at one time all year? Here are the top 5 negative effects of melting snow and wet basements and t...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Top 5 Symptoms Winter is Bowing Your Foundation Walls

Often basements get so cluttered, that storage and junk pile high to the ceiling and even cover up the walls which means it can be incredibly difficult to notice the curr...

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Make sure you are prepared for winter and know how to avoid any unfavorable situations from happening to your home.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

DIY Basement Water Prevention Tip #1

If the soil around your foundation is pitched towards the foundation, it's a good idea to add dirt so that the soil slopes away.

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Why Basements Leak

Footing drain failure is the most common cause of wet basements. When this happens, the soil around the outside of the foundation can't drain and...

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

When the relative humidity is more than 50%, dust mites thrive. When the relative humidity goes down below 50% they dry up and die. Dry up your basement and crawl space t...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

There are many problems your wet basement can cause in other areas of your home. These include a decreased life of roof sheathing and shingles, decreased life of the pain...

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Midwest Basement Systems Supports Local Charity Fishing Tournament

It’s that time of year again - time for the 5th Annual Mudd Foot Riverbillies Carp Tournament in Perry, Iowa. This tournament will be supporting the great cause of help...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Is Your Basement Safe to Finish?

A finished basement can significantly increase the value of the home and change the entire dynamic of a home. Unfortunately, sometimes people put the cart before the hors...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Midwest Basementy Blog - 7 ways to know if it is time to replace your found...

A couple good ways to tell if it is time to replace your wall: 1. Mortar is eroding to the point of becoming chalky and flaking away from the mortar joints. 2. You ...

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Midwest Basementy Blog - Is your basement or crawl space making you sick?

Have allergies? Are you sick frequently? It may be the flow of the air from your basement up through your home that is causing it. Find out how.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Midwest Basementy Blog - How to deal with a foundation wall that is beyond ...

Once foundation damage has gotten to a point where repair is not possible or does not make financial sense, the last resort is wall replacement. You'd much rather try...

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Replacing concrete slabs is an expensive, time consuming and labor intensive process. PolyLevel foam injection can level concrete easily and quickly.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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