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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
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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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Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Before After
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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. 

Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

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Licona W. noticed that the concrete was settling and was worried about the concrete forcing water to poll by the garage and foundation. Looking for a concrete leveling solution, he decided to give Midwest a call.  

System Design Specialist Rich Lathrum went out to Licona’s home. He was able to see that concrete slabs were sinking next to the foundation, allowing for water to poll and reverse slope. The crew was able to lift the concrete by using PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant to close up the joints and cracks preventing future water intrusion. Licona was happy with how the concrete looked once the project was completed.

Crawl Space Supported in Des Moines, IA

Crawl Space Supported in Des Moines, IA

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Bob was doing some remodeling in his home and wanted the foundation of the room supported. He had a crawlspace under the area that had been neglected for years. He heard great things from Midwest Foundation Repair and needed help. After cleaning out the crawlspace, James and his team installed SmartJacks and CleanSpace and insured the integrity of the home.

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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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Des Moines, IA's Best Foundation Repair, Concrete Leveling & Crawl Space Contractor

After a long drought period in Iowa, the foundation in Jim and Darla's home was severely damaged....
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Midwest Basement Systems, quick, clean, & very professional!
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We choose Midwest Basement Systems to do the work due to their reputation.
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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

Cracked Foundation Wall

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. 

LintelLift Installation Experts in Des Moines

Midwest Foundation Repair offers the LintelLift system to homeowners in Des Moines, IA and areas nearby. LintelLift is a warrantied, patented system for your sagging garage door header. This system provides a permanent solution for cracks above your garage door and bowing garage door headers. Even better, it can be installed in about a day!

Allow Midwest Foundation Repair to install the LintelLift system in your Des Moines home today!

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
Wall Repair in Des Moines, IA

Ask anyone who has tried selling a home with a foundation problem and they’ll tell you - cracked and bowing walls have a tendency to scare away potential home buyers and drive down offer prices. This is what was happening to Mallory U. In Des Moines, Iowa, and she needed someone to do something fast so she could move into her new home.

 

Mallory called Midwest Foundation Repair in urgent need of help, and we were able to provide a thorough inspection, estimate and installation date within her timeframe.

 

To restore stability to the cracked, bowing basement walls, we installed our patented PowerBraces, providing the necessary support from the slab to the floor joists. With the foundation now properly supported, this home was much more appealing to home buyers.

 

Mallory was pleased with the result, and by how quickly we worked. Not only that, but our solution also met with the approval of a home buyer and Mallory was able to sell the home and move into her new one in no time.

Sump Pump Upgrade in Des Moines, IA 50

A homeowner in Des Moines, IA was worried that the current sump pump was going out. It was constantly running and had trouble keeping up with the amount of water. Upon inspection, our service technician recommended that he upgrade to a newer model. After the install, the homeowner was thrilled to have peace of mind in knowing the sump pump was performing at top-notch quality. 

Des Moines, IA Basement Foundation Repair

A new homeowner in Des Moines, IA was noticing moisture in her home. She removed the drywall and found that the foundation wall was bowing in and crumbling.

The Midwest crew installed PowerBraces and a wall anchor system to support the two walls that were crumbling and bowing in a couple of inches. Then applied ShotLock over the top, making the walls look new again.

Block Wall Replacement in Des Moines, IA

Homeowner was very concerned about his wall that was cracking. He called Midwest Foundation Repair 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
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My patio leading to my front door is sinking towards the house Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Project Location: Des Moines, IA
Bowing/cracked wall in basement garage Additional information: I Need Help With: Wall Support
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We have a cracking driveway and breakage of concrete on our front steps. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Need professional advice on bowing wall in basement Additional information: I Need Help With: Wall Support
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Wall problems Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
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I have an area of sidewalk in front of my house that is sunken and I'd like to get it repaired this summer. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Front walkway to front door has a section that needs jacking to level point. Other areas considered depending on cost. Additional information: I Need Help With: Service
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Driveway and slab to front steps need lifting Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
Project Location: Des Moines, IA
We recently moved to Des Moines and are experiencing water leakage in our basement. Additionally, one basement wall appears bowed (It is behind drywall so hard to confirm). I am interested in an estimate for a waterproofing system that will meet our specific situation. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Project Location: Des Moines, IA
Interested in concrete repair and waterproofing Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Have some water in my basement after storms this weekend. I already have a sump pump. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
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Have water in our basement coming from under our stairs and seeping up through cracks in the floor. Walls are dry upon inspection. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
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Water has actually been leaking into our basement for years. We've usually somewhat kept it at bay with fans and sealant foam bought at a hardware store. But the most recent storm on Sat Apr 23rd 2022 seemed to agitate the situation. I covered another leak hole with the foam, another leak sprung almost immediately after, and a second hole that I believe I covered in the past slightly got opened back up. The wall leaked each time the sump pump activated. I also heard some rumbling or slight rattling near where it was leaking, like something either got moved inside or was building up. Not to mention this time the water kept continuously streaming out the hole, which it never did before. So I'm afraid the DIY phase has expired. And of course the cost frightens us as our income is just enough to get food and pay bills. That's obviously why we staved this off for so long. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
Project Location: Des Moines, IA
When it's ruining the water just back up in my basement Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
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Need estimates foundation repair and consoltation on other services.
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I have an addition that was built in the 70s where some of the walls appear to need reinforced. A support beam also needs to be placed under the fireplace mantel, it appears one was never added and there is visible sagging in the room. Additional information: I Need Help With: Wall Support
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Service: Concrete repair
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Hello, I am looking to purchase this home in Des Moines and my uncle referred me to guys on possibly doing an inspection on the basement. Looks like there might be some foundation issues and I'd like a second opinion. Hoping to get in next week. Thank you! Additional information: I Need Help With: Foundation Settlement
Project Location: Des Moines, IA
My mothers front door is starting to sag. We believe it is due to foundation deterioration. We would like an estimate for repairs. Additional information: I Need Help With: General
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Leveling driveway into a Garage
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