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Concrete Repair in Grimes, IA

Concrete Repair in Grimes, IA

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Craig W. wanted to repair and protect his driveway before the sinking and cracking he was noticing got worse. To do this, we used a 3-part concrete protection solution that started with lifting and leveling his sinking slabs. Next we sealed the joints between the slabs to prevent water from seeping beneath the slabs where it could erode away the supporting soil. Next, we applied a concrete sealant over the driveway to protect it from the normal wear and tear that chips away at concrete and shortens its lifespan. We also installed an expansion joint to relieve pressure between the street and the driveway slabs to prevent future cracking. Craig was very happy with the results, and felt good knowing that his driveway would be protected in the years ahead.

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System designer was ver polite and very informative, he did not pressure us al all
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I selected Midwest basement because of their reputation, as well as their representatives. Everyone was easy to work with and they knew what they were doing.
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Responsible basement waterproofing, foundation repair company serving Grimes, Iowa

Midwest Foundation Repair provides professional waterproofing and foundation services for homeowners and businesses in Grimes. We offer permanent, warrantied solutions at affordable prices. Call us today at 1-844-210-0982 for a free home inspection and no-obligation cost estimate.

Services offered in Grimes:

  • Basement Waterproofing
    • Complete basement waterproofing for wet/flooded basements
    • Sump pump installation
    • Basement dehumidification
    • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.
  • Crawl Space Repair
    • Crawl space insulation & encapsulation with vapor barrier.
    • Crawl Space Dehumidification & Sump Pump installation.
    • Basement dehumidification
    • 25-year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems.
  • Foundation Repair (Residential & Commercial)
    • Foundation and structural repair solutions including: foundation piers, deck piers, push piers, slab piers, helical piers, helical piles, helical anchor tiebacks, slab repair & bowing wall repair, foundation crack repair, foundation stabilization, leveling & underpinning, foundation wall replacement & foundation crack repair.
    • Permanently repairing structural issues like: foundation settlement, foundation cracks (vertical & horizontal), uneven floors, sagging floor joists, buckling & bowing basement walls & cracked floor slabs.
    • 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products.
  • Concrete Leveling & Lifting
    • Using PolyLevel, an expansive polyurethane foam for mudjacking/slab jacking.
    • Slab lifting for sidewalks, driveways, patios, stairs & all sunken and settling concrete.
  • Financing Available
  • FREE written estimates and inspections, and fast installation
Job Stories From Grimes, IA
Concrete Repair in Grimes, IA

Craig W. In Grimes, Iowa noticed that the concrete slabs in his driveway were slowly but surely sinking, creating cracks and trip hazards where the joints were no longer flush. He knew that the problem would only get worse if something wasn’t done about it, and that could mean even more expense if things got so bad that replacement was the only option left. That’s when he called Midwest Foundation Repair.


We could see right away that voids beneath the concrete slabs were causing them to sink, and our inspection revealed that pressure was being exerted on the driveway slabs from a phenomenon known as ‘street creep’. Concrete and other materials expand in the heat, and contract in the cold. Street creep occurs when the street in front of a house expands and there is no way to relieve the pressure this exerts on the driveway slabs that are also expanding. Over time, this pressure becomes too much for the driveway slabs to absorb and they crack. 


To repair and protect Craig’s home, we needed a 3 step approach - level the concrete, protect it from sinking in the future and protect the driveway from street creep. First, we injected Polylevel polyurethane foam into the voids beneath the driveway slabs to lift and level them. Next, we cut into the driveway to install a compression joint that would provide the necessary ‘wiggle room’ between the driveway and the street. We then sealed all of the concrete joints to prevent water from flowing beneath the slabs where it could wash away supporting soil. Lastly, we applied a sealant over the surface of the concrete to protect it from the normal wear and tear that gradually chips and flakes away concrete, increasing the lifetime of the driveway. We also filled a void beneath Craig’s garage before it could become an issue.


In the end, Craig was thrilled with the results, and was happy to know that we had not only solved todays problems, but also helped prevent future problems.

Work Requests From Grimes, IA
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Sinking patio concert slabs in back yard and Front driveway. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Sinking sidewalk approach to concrete front stoop at a duplex I own in Beaverdale Des Moines area. This is an issue to varying degrees at all four doors.. Please call to discuss. Thanks, Eric Additional information: I Need Help With: General
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We just bought a new house with unfinished basement. There are three areas where water trickled in during a heavy rain. Additional information: I Need Help With: Waterproofing
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I would like to receive an estimate to raise our driveway and path / stairs leading to the front door. I would like to include filling the cracks and expansion seams as well as determining if there are additional voids under the driveway that need attention. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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We have a small area of concrete that has cracked and settled. Need to find out how much it will cost to repair. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Our driveway and front steps are uneven Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Need 6 helical piers for deck posts installed.
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Front stoop stairs have dropped roughly 4-6 inches and need to be raised back up so the top step isn't so large. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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We have several sections of our sidewalk that need lifted and looking to get an estimate? Thanks Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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I have several driveway panels that have settled. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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Sidewalk with water shutoff leveled is main concern but would also like an estimate for concrete at top of drive going into main garage. Additional information: I Need Help With: Concrete Repair
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1/2 Driveway and back patio sinking
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The L-shaped sidewalk entry leading up to our front door has sunken. Also, a roughly 3'x10' driveway slab adjacent to our 3rd stall garage foundation has sunken
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We have noticed soil erosion under our back patio and our driveway. So far, no concrete cracking, but we'd like to be proactive and avoid that! We'd love to know if you can help us.
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There's some evidence that are driveway is "sinking" for lack of a better term. It's fallen about an inch and half below our garage entrance, and there are a few places where the soil has appeared to wash out underneath it. Would be interested in a quote for concrete leveling.
Project Location: Grimes, IA
We have uneven sidewalk, driveway, and steps to the home are sinking.
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I have some concrete around the driveway that is starting to sink, with one large tripping hazard. There is also some apparent erosion right next to the driveway that has me concerned the driveway itself may start to crack.
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Quote on how much our basement would cost.
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Front stoop sinking towards front door. 8x10' in size. 3 year old house
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Carpet in basement is wet against a wall that is underground and has no windows.

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