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Waterguard Interior System
Drytrak Drainage Channel
Trenchdrain Drain Grate
Iceguard Discharge Line
Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Wellduct Window Drainage
Brightwall Waterproof Panels
Drain Tile Installation
Supersump Pump System
Triplesafe Pumping System
Ultrasump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Dehumidifier
Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtle Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
Smartdrain Water Drainage
Terrablock Floor Insulation
Smartsump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
Wallcap Block Wall Sealer
Smartvent Flood Vents
Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
Smartjack Crawl Space Support
EZ Post Deck Repair
Foundation Piers
Helical Piers & Piles
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Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair

Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair

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Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair

A collapsing retaining wall that sits beneath a driveway that supports a bridge to the homes garage was in need of replacement. 

Street creep had pushed against the wall to the point of its collapse. Midwest Basement Systems replaced the wall with a new poured wall supported by stable fill to keep the pressure conditions consistent. 

We also placed helical tiebacks on two other retaining walls.

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Better Business Bureau 2010 Integrity Award
Des Moines, Iowa (April 12, 2010) - Midwest Basement Systems will receive the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award for... [Read more]
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We are completely satisfied with the work & the workers.
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Professional Residential and Commercial Foundation Repairs

Midwest Foundation Repair is committed to customer service and is proud to serve our area. We have a professionally trained team of technicians that are ready to help you find the best solution using quality products from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you so that you can have the best results for your home!

Problems with your foundation can seem like a tiresome thing to have to deal with, but we have the products that can help. Foundation disrepair is often caused by broken or weakened soil that cannot support the weight of the structure.

Common warning signs of foundation problems: 

  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Cracks in the floor
  • Cracks in interior wall
  • Inward bowing walls
  • Sagging floors over a crawl space
  • Hard to open windows and doors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Street creep
  • Cracks in exterior wall

This issue can be resolved by installing foundation piers and jack posts which will use stable soil farther down beneath the house. As well, by installing helical piers, I-Beam wall braces or wall anchors, you can permanently correct bowing, leaning walls as well as improve the structural integrity of the house. This process can work with both residential and commercial foundation problems. 

Excellent Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repairs

A flooded basement or a sump pump problem can seem like a huge problem. However, we have the products to help remedy the problem and make your basement a dry, clean space again. Some of the major symptoms of a waterproofing problem are damp floors or walls, pooling or standing water crystaline deposits on concrete surfaces, musty odors, and condensation. For crawl spaces, many of the warning signs are the same with the addition of wood rot and sagging floors in the house. 

When waterproofing problems occur, whether in a crawl space or a basement, the first step is to install a professional-grade sump pump like the TripleSafe sump pump. By installing vapor barriers, thermal insulation, and dehumidifiers, you can also seal out moisture and bugs while keeping the space dry, clean, and energy-efficient. For problems with sagging floors above a crawl space, jack posts are the sure way to correct failing supports.

Intelligent Concrete Lifting in Ames, IA

Troubles with uneven concrete can cause a serious tripping hazard that can lead to other problems. When concrete in your home, sidewalk or patio begins to sink, then you need the PolyLevel concrete lifting system. The way it works is that the PolyLevel gets injected underneath the concrete slab which raises it to the appropriate height so that it can be even with the concrete surrounding it. This is not only quicker and easier than traditional methods, but also more permanent and cost-effective. 

Midwest Foundation Repair has the tools necessary to get you back to the way your house is supposed to: clean, dry, and healthy. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff and skilled technicians use only want to help you find a solution for all your basement, foundation, or crawl space repair needs. Call us today for a free estimate!

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Case Studies From Ames
Our system designer Eric was on what was thought to be just another foundation call only to find that the driveway of a house was about to collapse...
Job Stories From Ames, IA
Water issues in Ames, IA

Craig was working on his basement one Saturday afternoon and realized there were damp parts of the carpet. He was concerned on where those spots were coming from. Monday morning Craig made a call out to Midwest Basement Systems and asked to make an appointment. Taylor was happy to schedule him with one of our experts Kyle. Kyle went out and took a look at the issues and told Craig that something needed to be done before we receive a big rain. 

Kyle told him that he should have our WaterGuard installed. WaterGuard is a piping system engineered specifically to be a very efficient and long lasting interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. WaterGuard sits on top of the footing instead of alongside the footing. This is important because the mud can't get into the drain. 

Craig signed the contract and made an appointment for Julio to come out to his house and get the work done. Julio finished the job and Craig was very happy with how it was done. He was very happy with the whole process he went through to get this done. He is very happy that there is a lifetime transferable warranty on the job that was completed. 

Concrete Leveling in Ames, IA

Al noticed some uneven concrete areas in front of his house and wanted them to be fixed. The uneven concrete had created dangerous tripping hazards. He called Midwest Basement Systems and we visited his property to let him know how we could help him solve his problem. Al was ready to do it as soon as possible.

Our production team went out to Ames and leveled his concrete by drilling a hole into the ground and raising the concrete through that drilled hole by injecting PolyLevel. This process does not take long and it does not make a big mess. Al was very happy with the way it turned out that he said he would recommend us next time somebody needs help!

Work Requests From Ames, IA
Vicinity of Lincoln Way in Ames
Hello, there is a concrete wall at a property I manage that is starting to have issues. I was wondering if you could take a look at it and give recommendations/estimate for repairs. It is the wall underneath the exterior stairs. You could stop by anytime to take a look at it. Thank you in advance for your help. Additional information: I Need Help With: General
Vicinity of Southdale Drive in Ames
Concrete steps have sunk Additional information: I Need Help With: General
Vicinity of Roosevelt Ave in Ames
Hi! My basement gets water in one area when it rains. I'd like to identify the problem and get it fixed! Thanks! Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Vicinity of Westlawn Dr in Ames
Hi, I have some cracks on my basement floor and walls that I would like looked at to see if they need repair. I also have had a couple instances where water got into one area of my basement during heavy rain I would like checked. Most likely going to be doing some finishing of my basement soon so would like to make sure it is as waterproof as possible first. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Vicinity of Arkansas Dr. in Ames
Back patio has settled and now slopes toward the house. What would it take to correct the issue? Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Vicinity of WILSON AVE in Ames
We have several large(ish) cracks in our foundation that we would like looked at and assessed for possible repair. Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of Quebec St in Ames
Wet basement after rains
Vicinity of Wilson Ave. in Ames
Looking at a potential purchase of a single family home. About 50' of a basement block basement wall is significantly bowed. Easily accessible on the street side of the house. Need to get an estimate to budget repairs as this would be an investment property. Additional information: I Need Help With: Wall Support
Vicinity of Northwestern Ave in Ames
We have an addition on the front of our house that has foundation issues, I need someone to take a look and advise us on what is going on and options to fix it. Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of Carroll Avenue in Ames
Vicinity of Arizona Avenue in Ames
We have horizontal, hairline cracks on both the left and right side of our basement stairs. The length of the cracks have grown significantly in the last few weeks. Not sure if it is weather-related or if we are seeing early onset of structural home issues. We would love to have someone come out to give us peace of mind. Thanks! Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of in Ames
My basement walls have cracks from water damage-freeze/thaw around foundation. Plus there is a large, mature tree with roots that might be continuing to cause pressure and more cracking of foundation. I am unsure the extent of damage, if the tree roots are an issue that needs to be addressed, etc. Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of in Ames
Dehumidifier estimate please
Vicinity of Westlawn Dr in Ames
We're looking to level our uneven/sinking concrete driveway, front walk, and concrete stairs leading up to the house.
Vicinity of Valley View Rd in Ames
Sidewalk/ front step to house has sunk about 4-5 inches.
Vicinity of Waterbury Circle in Ames
The front sidewalk is stamped and colored cement. It has sunk 1-1.5 inches where it meets the front patio
Vicinity of Cervantes Drive in Ames
Our front walk and driveway is getting sunken
Vicinity of in Ames
I'd like to get my concrete front steps and small patio lifted on my stucco bungalow. They are all sagging a bit! Would love a quote. Thanks! Liz
Vicinity of Torrey Pines Road in Ames
Cracks in cement block wall exterior and one interior
Vicinity of Ross Rd in Ames
Bowing garage wall
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50010, 50011, 50012, 50013, 50014

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