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.
Matthew B. reached out to Midwest because he noticed his walkway had big cracks that would be a potential tripping hazard for his children. He chose Midwest because he knew we were a reliable company and wanted to get the work done quickly.
We sent System Design Specialist Tyler Paulson out to inspect. We ended up lifting and leveling the concrete with our Polylevel system. The Polylevel concrete leveling system was the perfect option for this job because it's waterproof, cures quickly, and will efficiently fill cracks and crevices in the soil. After leveling, we then sealed up the controlled joints with our Nexus Pro to prevent any water and rocks getting into the joints. Matthew was so happy with our work and timeliness that he started thinking of other areas we can come back out and help fix.
This driveway was in some serious need of protection! With all the joints left exposed, this left the driveway vulnerable to concrete settling and other foundational issues around the home. After sealing these joints with NexusPro joint sealant, this customer will no longer have to worry about future damages while keeping their driveway looking clean!
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Since 1995, Midwest Foundation Repair has provided foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, concrete leveling, seamless gutters, gutter guard installation, and more in Grimes. We are a full-service contractor and take pride in our reputation for quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. With decades of experience, there is no one better equipped to handle your home repairs.
Contact us today to schedule a free estimate! We proudly serve Grimes, IA and nearby.
Did you know that a settling foundation can cause an array of expensive problems inside your home? In fact, it can even make it unlivable. If you notice the following signs, it’s crucial to call a foundation repair professional like Midwest Foundation Repair!
Luckily, we offer foundation piers to level a sinking foundation and prevent further damage to your home. We also offer crack repair services to strengthen your foundation. Even better, we provide a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products — so don’t hesitate to call us!
Midwest Foundation Repair also provides basement waterproofing services to ensure a dry, healthy home. A wet basement or crawl space is more than just an inconvenience. These can lead to structural damage, mold growth, poor indoor air quality, pest infestation, and reduced home value. Luckily, we have patented basement waterproofing products and services to combat these issues:
Crawl spaces are often neglected. Out of sight, out of mind. However, a variety of issues can arise if you do not maintain your crawl space. We offer crawl space repair services such as crawl space encapsulation to combat the following problems:
If you’ve noticed any of these issues in your Grimes home, give Midwest Foundation Repair a call today! We offer reliable crawl space structural repair, crawl space dehumidification, and crawl space encapsulation to keep your home healthy and structurally sound!
Not only is cracked and uneven concrete an eyesore, but it also poses a tripping hazard, has the potential to damage vehicles, and can result in personal injury if someone falls on it. If you have unsightly, cracked concrete, Midwest Foundation Repair has the solutions you require, including:
By repairing damaged concrete with effective methods, we can extend its lifespan, prevent further damage, enhance the curb appeal of your property, and boost the value of your Grimes home or business.
Do your gutters constantly clog? Are they pulling away from your Grimes home? Dysfunctional gutters fail to protect your property against costly water damage to your foundation, siding, roof, basement, and landscaping. You’re in luck, because Midwest Foundation Repair has the leading gutter solution on the market: the Gutter Shutter® System, equipped with the following benefits:
Midwest Foundation Repair has a history of providing superior customer service and we pride ourselves on having a team that is reliable, punctual, and trustworthy. We have built strong relationships with our customers over the past decades by treating your home as if it were our own.
Ready to repair your cracked foundation, wet basement, uneven concrete, or leaky gutters? Reach out to us today at 1-844-210-0982 or simply click below to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate on any of our services in Grimes!
This homeowner living in Urbandale, IA had some places on her walkway leading up to her home that were causing some concerns of a tripping hazard for her. She was wanting to get this problem fixed before it got any worse and became a bigger issue. After seeing our trucks in the area, she decided to give Thrasher a call and see how we could help.
After the inspection, the crew determined the problem on the walkway but knew there could be a bigger problem in the future. The joints on her driveway were not sealed leaving her concrete vulnerable and exposed to future damages. The team was able to fix her walkway using PolyLevel foam to fill the void under the concrete and raise it back level getting rid of the tripping hazard. We then used NexusPro joint sealant to seal the joints in the driveway preventing any other concrete from settling in the future.
This customer was appreciative of all the information we were able to communicate with her and was glad she no longer has to worry about her concrete in the future!
This homeowner had a few trip hazards and his front walkway was starting to settle. He knew of Thrasher, because we had done work at his daughters house and thought the work was great. He gave us a call and System Design Specialist, Todd King, came out to see him. Todd found there were cracks in the wingwalls, broken control joints and a few of the entryway slabs had settled, creating trip hazards. Todd proposed we lift the area with our PolyLevel to level the slabs out and seal the joints with NexusPro. He also proposed putting in ac compression guard in the driveway to take pressure off and prevent street creep. The homeowner was pleased with this idea, so we sent out our installation team. This homeowner was very happy with the work, and there is no doubt they no longer need to worry about trip hazards.
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.
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