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Waterguard Interior System
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Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Wellduct Window Drainage
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Drain Tile Installation
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Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
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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
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Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

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Midwest Basement Systems got a phone call from Dan talking about how he wanted to sell his house but needed to get his basement walls fixed. He needed one of our experts to come out and give him a quote at no cost to him. He had Tom, our System Design Specialist, come out and talk to Dan about how he will need Power Braces on his basement wall. He wanted Tom to explain that to him because he didn't know what those were. 

Tom explained that they are beams that will go against the wall that is bowing and they will help them move back into place and prevent it from happening again. 

Dan was very pleased with what they can do so he booked the work to be done. He had Matt and his crew come out and fix the walls. Dan was very pleased with what was done with the wall and how Matt was as a foreman. He was impressed that Matt cleaned up after himself and made it look as new as it could. 

Sump Pump System in Des Moines

Sump Pump System in Des Moines

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Sump Pump System in Des Moines Sump Pump System in Des Moines

Here is an example of older, non sealed sump pump system and its replacement with the triple safe system and a SaniDry dehumidification system.  The older system had a smaller sump basket, and less inlets supplying water to one pump. The new system has a much larger sump basket, 3 pumps, and a state of the art battery back up system.

Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA

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Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA

This was a home that had been sitting on the market for quite some time due to its foundation issues. The home was beautiful other than the bowing and cracking in the unfinished basement walls. PowerBraces were installed to stabilize the failing walls. PowerBraces can be tightened over time, potentially returning the wall to it's original straight state.

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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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Professional Basement and Crawl Space Repair in Des Moines, IA

At Midwest Foundation Repair we put customer service first and are proud to serve our area. Our team of trained technicians use only high quality materials from the best manufacturers in the business to ensure that you get only the best results. We want to work with you to find the solution that will work best for you!

Common causes of basement waterproofing problems are often stemmed from leaky pipes, flooding during heavy rainfall, or sump pump failures. These problems can be fixed with products like a professional-grade TripleSafe sump pump, specially designed with three pumps to ensure that you won't have to worry about your basement being flooded, even if the power goes out. Additionally, also offer thermal insulation and quality drainage systems to deposit water pumped out of your basement a safe distance away from the foundations. 

Symptoms of a waterproofing problem

  • Wet or damp basement floor
  • Leaking or damp basement walls
  • Pooling or standing water
  • Crystaline deposit on concrete surfaces
  • Musy odors
  • Condensation
  • Sump pump issues
  • Leaky basement windows

Crawl spaces can often fall into disrepair a little to easily because of their location in the home as well as their function. When a crawl space is left in disrepair for too long, it can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and even wood rot. The way to remedy this is to install quality products like vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and sump pumps. 

Friendly Residential and Commercial Foundation Repairs

If you have problems with your foundations, then it is probably caused by broken, weakened soil that can no longer support the weight of the structure. Some of the major signs of this are sagging floors, cracked floors or walls, foundation heaves, or tilting chimneys. These problems can seem like a daunting task to try and solve, but with our products like wall anchors and jack posts, they can be fixed quickly with permanent results. 

For commercial foundation repairs, we offer top-of-the-line helical anchors and tiebacks. These offer stability to foundation walls and retaining walls with unbalanced earth pressures. These helical piers are versatile, have predictable capacity, and have clean installation with no messy grout. These as well as our other products like push pier systems and helical pile systems are sure to correct foundation and stability issues in your foundations. 

Spectacular Concrete Lifting in Des Moines, IA

Having trouble with uneven concrete in your home, sidewalk or patio? Worried about the safety hazard that it poses? We can help with our top-of-the-line PolyLevel concrete lifting system. The PolyLevel injection is unique because it gets injected under the concrete so that it can be lifted to be the same height as the concrete around it. This process is not only a quicker, easier process, but it's also more permanent and cost-effective. 

Midwest Foundation Repair has the tools to get your job done right and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to help you find a solution that will work for you. Let our skilled technicians work to get you the long-lasting you want to see in your home and give us a call today for a free estimate!

 

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Case Studies From Des Moines
Concrete
We had a customer that called us with unleveled concrete in front of the house. It was by the stairwell where their kids would be playing basketball...
Iowa
There were some serious foundation issues, so bad on one wall that braces and anchors could not repair the damage that had been done. In addition to...
Exile
The Exile Brewing Company was renovating an early twentieth-century brick building in downtown Des Moines. Renovations included a restaurant and an...
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Job Stories From Des Moines, IA
Block Wall Replacement in Des Moines, IA

Homeowner was very concerned about his wall that was cracking. He called Midwest Basement Systems to have a system design specialist out to get a free quote. The expert told the homeowner that he should replace the whole wall. It will prevent anything from happening. The homeowner decided to do the project with us. Chico and his crew went out and did the work. They did a great job and the homeowner was very pleased with our work. 

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Huge piering job in Des Moines, IA

Homeowner realized his mom needed work done on her house. He called Midwest Basement Systems to have our sales manager come out and look at what is going on. Rod realized that she had sagging floors and her doors were sticking while she tried to open them, as well as her windows. Rod told her that we would life her house with piers and then we would level the concrete in the garage. 

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Leveling Concrete in Des Moines, IA

Midwest Basement Systems went out to a home in Des Moines, IA to level the homeowners garage floor. Travis and his crew went to the home and raised the concrete around 3 inches. The homeowners were very pleased with the work and would recommend the company to anybody that has the same problem as them. 

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Piering in Des Moines, IA

This homeowner was very concerned about his foundation walls. He called Midwest Basement Systems and had our design specialist come out and check out the problem. Mr. Hunsicker decided to do the work and have the crew come out and start the work. Chico and his crew worked hard to fix the homeowners wall. The homeowner was very happy with the work and said he would recommend the work to anybody that has the problem. 

Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space repair, and new windows in Des Moines, IA

These homeowners walked in their basement and realized they had a lot of work to do. They were tired of getting water in their basement through the walls and the windows. They also wanted to be able to store some things in their crawl spaces. They called Midwest Basement Systems to set up an appointment with one of our experts to come out and take a look at the house. 

The expert explained everything what we would need to do and they agreed to all of it. They agreed to install WaterGuard, encapsulate the crawl space, and get new windows. 

Alejandro came out one week and got th work done in a week. The homeowners were impressed with what Alejandro and his crew did. They loved how clean the place looked once they were finished. 

The homeowners told Alejandro that they would recommend us to anybody that needed that much work done. They were very happy. 

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Mr. and Mrs. Theuma was spring cleaning and they noticed there walls were bowing. They were concerned because they had never seen it before. They call Midwest Basement Systems as soon as they saw the problem and asked to set up an appointment to have one of our experts come out and look at the problem. They had Nathan come out and take a look and he described that the walls were caving in and they needed to be fixed with Power Braces. 

Nathan explained what Power Braces were and said that it would prevent it from happening again. They were thrilled with that and signed the contract. They wanted to fix the problems and make sure it wasn't going to happen again. 

They had Alejandro and his crew out to do the work and they did a great job keeping the place clean. They did the work in a day and the walls are fixed now. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the work that was done and said they would recommend us to anybody that had the issue they had. 

Crawl Space Repair in Des Moines, IA

Erica was working around her house and noticed that her furniture was not sitting correctly on the floor. She called Midwest Basement Systems as soon as she saw the problem. We sent out our expert, Tom, to look at the problem. Tom diagnosed that her floors were sagging and she need SmartJacks to raise the floor back up and prevent the problem from happening in the future.

SmartJacks are metal beams that are supporting the floor to prevent the problem of sagging floors happening again. We sent out our production team and they installed SmartJacks. Erica was very happy with the work. She noticed a huge difference.

Work Requests From Des Moines, IA
Vicinity of Buchanan St in Des Moines
Our house is sinking/sagging in the middle. We believe we need support jacks, Additional information: I Need Help With: Crawlspace
Vicinity of Moonlight Drive in Des Moines
I have front steps, sidewalks and driveway that have sunk. Looking for an estimate on raising them. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Vicinity of School St in Des Moines
Very cold in crawl space in winter. moldy, falling down insulation. Mice issues. Pipes have froze twice in the 13 years I have lived there. Additional information: I Need Help With: Crawlspace
Vicinity of Forestdale Drive in Des Moines
Hi, I'm interested in getting a quote for waterproofing our basement. We occasionally have water coming in along the south foundation wall.
Vicinity of Washington Ave in Des Moines
Small amount of water on basement floor, seems like it's coming from where the wall meets the floor. Brick basement walls. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Vicinity of Snyder Avenue in Des Moines
I have seepage and bowing walls I am looking to get a quote on in order to sell my house. Additional information: I Need Help With: Wall Support
Vicinity of Pleasant View Dr in Des Moines
My basement leaks during heavy rains. Doesnt food and the amount of water is only a trickle from multiple spots. The grade in the basement does it's job to direct the water to the drain and it's not enough for a sump pump. The amount of water can be cleaned up with towels. Water comes up from the bottom of the foundation and I'm looking into possibly finishing out the basement. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Vicinity of Beaver Avenue in Des Moines
Wet basement wall. Our cement patches doesn't seem to be enough. Mary Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of Cutler Ave in Des Moines
Horizontal crack and bow on South wall. Also potentially interested in putting two egress windows on the same wall. At work so may be unable to answer until after 5pm via phone, so please send an email or leave a VM. Additional information: I Need Help With: Wall Support
Vicinity of Allison Ave in Des Moines
I have some areas of my basement that leak water. It's not a problem at the moment because the ground is frozen, but I'd like to have it checked out as I'm planning to sell my house soon and want to be aware of any issues. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Vicinity of in Des Moines
Our 'crawl space' is the basement beneath the front patio/porch. House is a 1952 Ranch with a front porch and brick planter. Moisture is seeping into the space below: the ceiling of the space below has a sheet of material secured to the ceiling with nails. the water is dripping from the nails and likely there is moisture between the sheet and the concrete ceiling. (perhaps the planter box above has contributed to the issue, but the moisture has continued since we stopped watering.) I want to find the source of the moisture and get it repaired... Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Vicinity of GREENWOOD DR in Des Moines
We just got new garage doors and bc of the concrete sinking in certain areas the new doors don't sit level and there are gaps underneath the doors. We would like to see if it is possible to fix this and if so, the cost. Thanks! Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Vicinity of in Des Moines
I am inquiring about getting my basement lifted, I would like an estimate of cost because I eventually am wanting to finish my basement! Additional information: I Need Help With: General
Vicinity of Clark Street in Des Moines
I would like an opinion on a crack in my cement block foundation wall Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of Garfield Ave in Des Moines
Our home is in need of foundation repair. To tell the truth we didn't know where to begin Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of Crocker St in Des Moines
Need foundation sealed on an addition Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of Woodland Ave in Des Moines
The southeast corner of my foundation butts up to a concrete alley, it looks like the foundation is floating out towards that. I've noticed cracking between the cinder blocks and also see cracks at the drywall joints inside Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Vicinity of in Des Moines
Braces that were installed in the house years ago are starting to fail Additional information: I Need Help With: Service
Vicinity of Brook View Drive in Des Moines
The City of Des Moines has identified and clearly marked approximately 370 sqft of our sidewalk which doesn't conform to the city's sidewalk maintenance program. None of the slabs are cracked or have missing pieces, but there are several areas were there is a 3/4", or greater, vertical separation. And the city has claimed there's a deviation on the staked and constructed grade equal 3/4" or more. Thanks for your time. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Vicinity of in Des Moines
The front left corner of my detached garage is sinking due to the concrete cracking and then the corner sinking down. This creates a gap in the corner between my garage door and the concrete floor allowing water and other things to enter. I am hoping just to be able to raise up the corer a bit and then fill in remaining cracks so they don't get any worse. I also have small cracks in my basement floor that I want to get checked out before I lay down new rigid vinyl plank flooring. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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