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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Midwest Foundation Repair provides foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space, concrete leveling & lifting, gutter guard installation, and more in Grimes. We are a full-service contractor and we take pride in our reputation for quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.
If you notice cracks in your foundation, dampness in your basement, musty odors, or other signs of structural issues, you should contact a foundation repair expert as soon as possible. Midwest Foundation Repair has been serving the Grimes area since 1995. With over 25 years of experience, our reputation speaks for itself, providing top-notch service to our clients and ensuring complete customer satisfaction with our work. Our services include:
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.
Signs of foundation damage in your home:
Midwest Foundation Repair foundation repair solutions:
Foundation piering is one way to level a sinking foundation and prevent further damage to your home. This process involves installing supportive piers underground until they reach stable soil or bedrock. Then the weight of your house will be transferred to these piers so that it's no longer resting on the unstable soil.
At our company, we also offer crack repair services to help strengthen the foundation of your home. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to fix any cracks or damage that may be present. Our experts will work diligently to ensure that your foundation is back in good condition and that your home is safe and secure.
When you call Midwest Foundation Repair at 1-844-210-0982, we'll provide a free inspection of your foundation to help you determine what steps you need to take next. We're fully insured for all our projects, and we provide a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects on foundation products — so don't hesitate to give us a call today.
Midwest Foundation Repair provides basement waterproofing services as well to ensure a dry, healthy home. A wet basement or crawl space is more than just an inconvenience.
Dangerous symptoms of a wet basement:
Basement waterproofing is important because it keeps water from damaging your foundation and seeping through to the rest of your house. It's especially important in areas where seasonal flooding is common or where water sources like rivers, ponds and reservoirs are nearby.
Midwest Foundation Repair basement waterproofing services in Grimes:
If you have an unfinished crawl space, it could lead to many issues throughout your home. The good news is that at Midwest Foundation Repair, we offer expert crawl space repair including crawl space encapsulation in Grimes and the surrounding areas. If you live in Grimes, or if you’re within our service range, contact us today at 1-844-210-0982!
Crawl spaces are often used for storage or left unfinished because they are not visible to guests and are not a part of everyday life. However, neglecting your crawl space can cause serious problems. There are a variety of issues that can arise if you do not maintain your crawl space properly.
Signs of a crawl space issue:
If any of these problems go untreated for too long, they can seriously damage your home. If structural damage occurs due to water leakage or mold growth, this could cause serious safety issues. If insects move into your home or mold grows unchecked, it could result in costly repairs later on down the road. Midwest Foundation Repair provides crawl space structural repair, crawl space dehumidification and crawl space encapsulation in Grimes and nearby.
As the premier concrete leveling & lifting contractor in Grimes, Midwest Foundation Repair has a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing a service that is fast, effective and efficient. Whether you have a problem with uneven concrete or your driveway is sinking in certain areas, we have the solution for you. Our professional technicians can quickly and accurately analyze and repair concrete problems, regardless of size or complexity.
If you have uneven concrete, it can be an eyesore and create tripping hazards. It can also cause damage over time to vehicles as they drive over it or even cause personal injury if someone trips or falls on it. PolyLevel concrete leveling is a process that uses pressure injection to fill in voids under the surface of concrete slabs and raise them up to their original level. The process is quick, efficient, and cost-effective. It will save you money compared to other methods such as replacing entire driveways or sidewalks with new concrete.
Midwest Foundation Repair’s concrete lifting & leveling services include:
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:
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!
At Midwest Foundation Repair, we believe that our customers are the most important part of our business. We have a history of providing superior customer service in the foundation repair industry and pride ourselves on having a team of employees who are reliable, punctual, and trustworthy.
Our goal is to provide you with an honest estimate that will be within your budget for repairs so that you can get exactly what you want out of our services without feeling like this investment isn't worth it.
Our company has been in business for over 25 years, which means we have the experience needed to know how to best serve every type of customer, no matter what type or size of project you need us for! We have developed strong relationships with many customers throughout those years which allow us to continue doing what we love while also providing them with quality workmanship at an affordable price point without sacrificing anything in return.
We take pride in our ability to provide foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and concrete leveling and lifting services. We understand the importance of keeping your home in top condition, and our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to fulfilling your needs. We offer free estimates on all of our services, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.
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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