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Waterguard Interior System
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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
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Sanidry Dehumidifier
Egress Windows
 
Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
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Everlast Crawl Space Doors
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
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Terrablock Floor Insulation
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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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The Gutter Shutter® System
Raindrop Gutter Guards
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Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

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Midwest Foundation Repair 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. 

Preventing Driveway Cracks in Des Moines, IA

Preventing Driveway Cracks in Des Moines, IA

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It's important to have a good sealant to prevent cracks in concrete. For this customer, we applied NexusPro silicone-based sealant to fill and seal cracks and control joints. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro is specially designed to resist UV rays, ensuring that it remains durable and doesn't crack, bubble, or dry over time. Additionally, NexusPro has a significantly shorter drying time compared to other urethane-based caulking products. Its long-lasting properties have been proven to outperform other sealants, providing reliable protection for your driveway. 

Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

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Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA Shifted Concrete Leveled and Sealed in Des Moines, IA

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.

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Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award
Midwest Basement Systems received the Outstanding Corporate Philantrhopy award from Children's Cancer Connection.... [Read more]
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Better Business Bureau 2010 Integrity Award
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Your representative was a great guy, really knew the system.
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Jesse did a great job coming into our home and explaining what worked best for our basement, he was...
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Everyone was GREAT, thank you for giving us back our basement.
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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. 

Reliable Home 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.  

Innovative Concrete Lifting and Concrete Repair 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. 

We also offer comprehensive concrete repair services that can restore your concrete slab's appearance and stability. Your concrete can become damaged over time when it is repeatedly exposed to moisture, freezing temperatures, and shifting soils. When your concrete driveway or sidewalk is in poor shape, it compromises the look and value of your home or business. That's why we offer solutions to repair and protect your concrete slabs, including:

    • Cracked Concrete Repair
    • Concrete Sealant
    • Sidewalk Repair
    • Concrete Driveway Repair

By repairing cracked, damaged concrete with proven effective methods, we can extend its lifespan and prevent further damage. Schedule a free estimate for our concrete repair services today!

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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Midwest Basement Systems, headquartered in Des Moines, IA is changing their name and will operate as Midwest Foundation Repair. The change went into effect on March 2, 2020.... [Read more]
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Job Stories From Des Moines, IA
Egress Window in Des Moines, IA

This homeowner was looking to finish the bedroom in the basement for her son. They were in need for an egress window for safety and resale value in the home. They knew of Midwest and our reputation, so they gave us a call. System Design Specialist, Michael Holtzbauer, came out to meet with them. After his inspection, he determined there was no issue with the home and went over the options of how we could install the egress for them. The install crew came out and the homeowner was very happy with the work. 

Foundation Cracking Repair in Des Moines, IA

These homeowners had an older home and knew there would be a few things that needed to be taken care of. They fell in love with the home and want this to be their forever home. They had Midwest out for previous projects, so they gave us a call. System Design Specialist, Joseph Rebik, came out to meet with them. Joseph did his inspection and found they had a very large porch that was tied into the home and was settling. This was causing cracks in their dry wall along with cracking in their basement slab and issues with doors and windows. Joseph took these findings and went back to the homeowners with a solution. We fixed this issue by installing push piers on their footings and applying pressure to these piers allow us to lift their home back to have everything level and operational again. The homeowners loved this solution knowing that we were going to get this project done right. There is no doubt they have peace of mind for the health of their home. 

Gutters in Des Moines, IA

These homeowners are living in their forever home and are not able to climb on the ladder to clean out the gutters any longer. Their home is surrounded by mature trees and their gutters were clogged with leaves and walnuts. They had us out in the past before, so they knew they could trust Midwest Foundation Repair. System Design Specialist, Michael Holtzbauer, came out to meet with them. Michael surveyed the area and saw how plugged the gutters really were. He saw how the water was running off the roof and falling right next to the foundation, potentially causing other issues. Michael went back to the homeowners with the findings and a solution. Instead of replacing the full gutter, we installed our gutter guard product called RainDrop. After cleaning out the gutters, they installed RainDrop to protect the gutters from future leaves and debris causing them to clog. Water can then be caught by the gutters and transferred away from the foundation. There is no doubt this homeowners have peace of mind knowing they do not have to get back up on that ladder. 

Concrete Repair in Des Moines, IA

This customer in Des Moines, IA had old concrete that was starting to settle and crack all around the home. She was worried about the tripping hazards this would cause and wanted to get it fixed as soon as possible. Having seen Thrasher trucks in the neighborhood, she decided to give us a call and see how we can help save her concrete. 

After the crew came out for the inspection, we decided that the best solution would be to use PolyLevel to raise the concrete back into the original place, then use NexusPro to seal and protect the joints. PolyLevel is a lightweight foam that expands to lift and support slabs without adding any extra weight to the soil underneath. Then NexusPro joint sealant seals the joints on the concrete to protect the slab from water and other debris from getting under the concrete and causing future damage. 

Our customer can now enjoy her home without having to worry about tripping hazards or future damages to her concrete. 

Foundation and Waterproofing in Des Moines, IA

These homeowners were noticing cracking and water coming through their basement walls. They did not want mold, allergens, or water to get its way in, so they called Midwest! They knew we would have the best solution, and could do the job right the first time. System Design Specialist, Brandon Rost, came out to meet with them. After the inspection, he noticed the stair step cracking, a slight lean in the wall, and water stains. Brandon proposed we use our CleanSpace to keep the water out, as well as prevent any mold from growing, a Dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low, and PowerBraces to stop the wall from leaning and cracking, as well as over time possibly straightening it out. The homeowners were excited with this idea, and we sent out our installation team! The homeowners were every happy they were able to understand why they were having this issues, and what the best solution was. There is no doubt they can enjoy their basement without worries of water getting in! 

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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We have a small front step that needs lifted. We were wanting to get an estimate.
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Approximately 10 X 10 patio uneven and cracked.
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My front concrete steps need to be raised/leveled out.
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House shifts, crack in walls, separating seams
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Basment wall crack
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Driveway is cracked
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Service: Foundation cracks or sinking
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We have a juncture in our basement where some remodeling done before we moved in has destabilized the basement wall.
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We get water in the basement when it rains. Had a sump pump replaced last year and it seemed to stop, but at the end of December the water was back pretty badly. Only in one part of the basement. Noticing some potential mold by the baseboards and wanting to get it taken care of!
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Seemingly rotted foundation beam. Would also like to discuss and estimate the crawlspace installation of a vapor barrier.
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There are cracks in my upstairs drywall and a bathroom door no longer closes as the plunger is too far away now
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My basement is unfinished, built in 1948. I am on a strict budget so hoping to get an estimate only right now. I have a leak in the foundation when it rains and the basement itself needs to be waterproofed with finished walls/floors. I do work during the day so email or text works best.
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We had a person from your staff come to our home earlier this year just to make sure everything is going well and there was a small crack in the wall that I was concerned about. He said to call if it gets wider, I think it has gotten longer (but I also could be paranoid). I was wondering if someone could come over and take a look to see if we need an estimate for more work to be done.
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Driveway and back patio are slopping towards house.
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Several years ago my wife and I added a small overhang installed on our existing raised slab porch. At the time they installed a beam and post that put weight on the outside corner of the concrete. This year I noticed the raised porch started to gap from the house. As I was filling the gap last yesterday I noticed the porch itself has separated from the foundation (which looks as though it was all poured at the same time), and there is a gap between the main foundation and the raised porch, maybe about 1 inch.
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Have some cracked blocks in basement wall
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Cracking, settling,center support wall in our walk-out ranch is separating from the east foundation wall (walk-out side). North wall has gapped a connecting shower build-out. Doors are tight, main floor living room has new crack. We have a very obvious issue!! Was told this summer "just watch it". It's worse!
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Detached garage has 3 to 4" crack down the center. Was stable for years but has gotten wider over the last year.
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We were notified by the city of Des Moines that we need to level the sidewalk in front of our home.
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This is for my mother's house. A large crack has developed on her garage floor, and about 1/8-1/4 of the floor has sunk an inch or two. There may be exterior masonry damage as a result.
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