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Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

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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.

Basement Water Issues Solved in Des Moines, IA

Basement Water Issues Solved in Des Moines, IA

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This homeowner had water in the basement and she was confused. Previously, she had foundation support systems installed and water had never been a problem in her basement. She called out our Service Technicians for a look as to what was happening in our basement.

We sent Service Technician Ryan Allen to inspect the source of the water in her basement. Ryan was at first perplexed as to why this problem began, as he has done maintenance for this homeowner for the past couple of years. He found that there was water seeping in through the cold joints that were shown in the basement walls. Ryan knew just how to solve this by utilizing WaterGuard Interior Drainage System and CleanSpace Wall Vapor Barrier. These solutions were perfect for the homeowner as she would no longer have to worry about a surprise water problem in her basement. 

The homeowner was very happy with the crew's communication, cleanliness and professionalism. Check our her waterproof basement solution!

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Jesse was very thorough, I was impressed with his presentation.
Testimonial by Gerald & Carolyn D. from Pleasant Hill, IA
Jesse did a great job coming into our home and explaining what worked best for our basement, he was professional, not pushy, and respectful.
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I received excellent customer care and customer service from this company!
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Midwest Foundation Repair is the local expert for all basement waterproofing services, crawl space repair, concrete lifting and leveling, and foundation repair. Midwest Foundation Repair has been the go-to company for more than 20 years in Polk, IA and the surrounding areas. Our patented products come with leading warranties to ensure your peace of mind.

Looking for an estimate? We give at-home consultations to properly investigate your problem. Give us a call today!

Quality foundation repair serving Polk, IA

Midwest Foundation Repair provides professional service to your cracking foundation, bowing walls, and uneven pathways. Foundation problems affect the safety of your home in Polk. Midwest Foundation Repair will be able to identify the problems in your foundation and correct the problem before it is too late. Our foundation repair solutions are unique to your Iowa home, whether you need to straighten your walls or fix the stair step crack, Midwest Foundation Repair has you covered. Our solutions are also effective for commercial businesses.

Our Foundation Services in Iowa include:

  • Foundation settlement repair
  • Foundation cracks (vertical and horizontal)
  • Uneven floors
  • Sagging floor joists
  • Buckling and bowing basement walls
  • Cracked floor slabs

LintelLift installation in Polk County

Midwest Foundation Repair offers the LintelLift system to homeowners in Polk County, 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 Polk County home today!

Concrete lifting and leveling has been made easy with Polylevel!

Water and weather will shift and erode the soil underneath your sidewalks and driveway creating sunken concrete. Mudjacking is an old process. Midwest Foundation Repair will fix your settling concrete with PolyLevel®, an advanced technology that will correct the situation with less weight and disruption than the mudjacking process

Stop water from flooding your Polk basement and waterproof it today!

Iowa is subject to flooding and it is important to defend your basement or crawlspace from water damage. Midwest Foundation Repair has state-of-the-art products that will protect your Polk home from water, leaks, and musty odors. Waterproofing your basement will give your basement back to you! Use it as storage without the worry of damaging your belongings.

Services offered for your Polk basement or crawl space:

  • Basement waterproofing services for Polk, IA
  • Sump pump installation
  • Basement dehumidifying
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems

Is your crawl space protected against mold, moisture, and must?

Encapsulating your Polk crawlspace will not only help keep the heat in and the cold out, but will also keep your crawl space dry. By encapsulating and insulating, your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because air won't be leaking into your Polk home. Encapsulation will also protect against moisture and mold, which helps you have a healthier Iowa home.

Crawl space

  • Crawl space insulation and encapsulation with vapor barrier
  • Crawl space dehumidifying and sump pump installation
  • 25- year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems

Midwest Foundation Repair offers free consultations on all of our foundation repair, crawl space repair and basement waterproofing services in Polk! Call for a free estimate today!

Job Stories From Polk County, IA
Water Leaking into Basement is Corrected in Winterset

Erik had one inch of water standing in his basement during heavy rains.  Water was almost always leaking into his basement every time it rained.  He knew this was because his walls were bowing in which caused them to crack.  He was aware that this was a foundation issue, and decided he needed to get it fixed as soon as possible, to make sure his home stays structurally stable.

Midwest Basement Systems made sure his home would stay around for many years to come.  They installed PowerBraces around his bowing walls, as well as a WaterGuard system that led to a sump pump.  Several EverLast basement windows were installed, along with SunHouse window enclosures to prevent any water from entering the basement. His basement has been dry ever since!

Waterproofing a Basement in Waverly, IA

John was fixing up some things around his house and noticed there was something wrong with the walls in his basement. He noticed that water was coming into his basement through several wall cracks. He called Midwest Basement Systems as soon as possible for help in preventing the water intrusion and fixing the wall cracks.

We were able to solve John's problems by first installing PowerBraces which will correct the bowing in his wall creating the cracks. Afterwards, we installed WaterGuard, a below floor drainage system, that will keep his basement permanently dry. John was very happy with what we did and plans to use us for any future work needed!

Sump Pump Gets Installed in Polk City, IA

Marshall was fixing up the basement and noticed that he needed a new Sump Pump so he called Midwest Basement Systems. We told him that we could come out to his house to give him a free quote to install a sump pump.

We went out to his home and when he found out the price, he was sold! He immediately scheduled an appointment to receive it. We installed it and Marshall was very pleased with our work!

Water Prevention for a Carlisle Basement

Dean was talking to his neighbors about having water in their basements and Dean wanted to prevent that in his home. As soon as he got inside, he called Midwest Basement Systems. We went out to his house and explained to him the process basement waterproofing - Dean decided this is how he wanted to protect his home.

We started by installing a WaterGuard drainage system. WaterGuard is a piping system that goes all the way around the perimeter of the basement to prevent water from flooding the space. WaterGuard sits on top of the footing, instead of alongside the footing. This is important to know because the mud can't get into the drain and clog it. WaterGuard will help to keep Dean's basement dry for many years to come!

Crawl Space Repair in Altoona, IA

Mike has lived in his house for about ten years and he was noticing some different smells and mold in his house. He has little kids running around his house all the time and he was thinking that he needed to get this fixed. He called Midwest Basement Systems and asked one of our System Designer Specialists come out to talk to him about the issue. We told him that we needed to install a dehumidifier in his crawl space and do some other work throughout the whole crawl space.

We went through the steps of repairing his crawl space. The steps to repair it is to fix the ground water leakage, isolate the house form the earth, and seal out outside air. Mike is grateful for the work performed that made his home a healthier, safer, place!

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.

Concrete leveling in Johnston, IA

Jeremy was working in the yard this past weekend and noticed his driveway has been sinking. He wanted to get it fixed because he had a lot of kids walking past his house and he didn't want them to trip and fall. He called us that day and scheduled an appointment to have one of our experts come out and give him a free quote. The expert told him that he would need to get his driveway and sidewalk fixed. 

The process was to fix the sunken conrete with Polylevel. Polylevel is the process that we use to fix the sunken concrete. Polylevel takes the original concept of mudjacking and combines it with modern technology. Instead of using mud and concrete, we use high-density polymers to raise slabs back to desired level. 

We did the work for Jeremy when is was nice outside and he was very happy with the results. He told the crew that he would recommend that process to anybody else. 

Waterproofing in Ankeny, IA

Beverly was putting Christmas decorations away and noticed that there was a spot of water on her carpet. She called in and asked what the process would be to help her. We sent out one of our expert design specialists to look at what was going on. Our expert, Kyle told her that she was going to need some Waterguard put in and Iceguard to protect it in the future. Beverly agreed to all of this and set up a day that our foreman could come out and install all of this for her. 

Our foreman and his crew showed up on time and did the work like Beverly was told. Beverly was very impressed with the crew and was happy that her basement would be permanently fixed with our transferable warranty. She called in and talked very highly of our company and told us that she would tell everybody about us. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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Waterproofing in Ankeny, IA

Homeowners noticed water coming into their basement when all the rain came early May. They wanted to get it fixed immediately because they had valuables in their basement that they did not want to get wet. They called Midwest Basement Systems and wanted to have an expert come out and take a look at the problem. Nick went out to the house and described the problem to them. They signed the contract right away and had Christiam and his crew come out and fix the problem. 

Christiam and his crew were installing WaterGuard, IceGuard, and a sump pump. The pictures in this album are pictures of them getting ready to install all of the items. 

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Bowing walls in Urbandale, IA

These homeowners noticed staircase cracks and bowing walls in their home. They took awhile to have the problem fixed so it got worse on the same spot but also around the whole house. They had Midwest Basement Systems come and take a look at the problem and told them what we could do. The homeowners were very pleased that it wasn't a lot of work and it could get done in one day. They signed the contract and had Matt and his crew come out and do the 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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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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Marshalltown, IA Basement updated with CleanSpace, WaterGuard and TripleSafe Pump System

James and Lynnece M. planned to use their basement during the summer months but were noticing a damp smell and water staining the walls.

James and Lynnece called Midwest Foundation Repair and System Design Specialist, Calogeno Principato came out to their home. He was ble to identify that water was entering along the floors and walls.

We started with directing water down the walls behind our CleanSpace to our WaterGuard that went around basement and then dumped into our TripleSafe Pump System. Also, to eliminate water vapor from evaporating into the air we completely encapsulated the walls, effectively eliminating the damp smell.

Uneven Concrete Repaired with PolyLevel and Nexus Pro in Altoona, IA

Jessica and Chris J.’s back patio and front sidewalk were starting to sink, with a young daughter, they wanted to make sure the concrete was safe for their family. They noticed that on the back patio water was starting to pool and the concrete was starting to sink making a noticeable gab.

We had System Design Specialist Dan King go to their home to evaluate what we could do to repair the concrete. He was able to identify that the water was collecting was because the control joints had expanded the slab openings, which allowed water to wash away the soil and cause sinking.

We were able to use two products to repair the concrete, PolyLevel and Nexus Pro. The PolyLevel was able to level and stabilize the concrete, while Nexus Pro was used to fill the control joints and cracks.

PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant Repair Concrete in Altoona, IA

Homeowners in Altoona, IA were getting ready to sell their home, but needed some concrete repaired first. The concrete on the walkway and bottom of the driveway had settled. The side slabs also and large voids underneath.

Midwest was able to use PolyLevel to lift and level the settled concrete back to the original height. Then used NexusPro Joint Sealant to close up the joints and prevent water from entering again.

West Des Moines, IA Home Wall Stabilized and New Sump Pump

Homeowners in West Des Moines, IA were worried about their foundation and sump pump. A crack appeared on one of their foundation walls and their sump pump was old.

Midwest installed three PowerBraces on three foundation walls, that were showing signs of failure, stabilizing the walls. A new sump pump was also installed, replacing the old one, due to mechanical failure. The basement also had high humidity levels, to help with this we installed a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier to keep the humidity levels low.

Crawl Space Solution in Clive, IA

A homeowner in Clive, IA was wanting to enclose the crawl space. She was tired of it always being dirty and bugs and mice were always getting into it.

The crew removed the old plastic linear and then encapsulated the space with CleanSpace. The crawl space is now a clean and usable storage area that is protected from the outside elements.

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.

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. 

Basement Waterproofing in Urbandale, IA

Geoff D. was planning to sell his home in a couple of years, but there was a big problem that he wanted to fix before he did - water in the basement.

 

The carpet and drywall in the basement was being ruined by water getting in, making it so that he could not utilize this space as a living area. This was a big cause of concern for the homeowner, and something he didn’t want to leave for the next owner to fix. Geoff wanted to work with a company he could trust to do the job right, and someone who would stand behind their work for the years ahead. With over 25 years of waterproofing basements throughout Iowa, Midwest Foundation Repair was the right company for the job.

 

After inspecting the basement to identify the problem areas, we installed our Waterguard drainage system to capture any water that made it’s way in and direct it to the sump pump. We also installed Cleanspace vapor barrier along the basement walls to protect the drywall and make the space clean, dry and safe.

 

The customer was very pleased with our solutions, and can rest easier knowing that the next owner of his home will never know the stress of dealing with a wet basement.

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.

Concrete Repair in Johnston, IA

Rachelle L. In Johnston, IA was concerned about the state of her driveway, sidewalk and steps. The slabs were sinking, creating lots of trip hazards. She also knew all too well the feeling of running into concrete ledges while trying to shovel snow and wasn’t looking forward to another year of that. Rachelle had heard that Midwest Foundation Repair did good work, and so we got the call.

 

Using PolyLevel polyurethane foam injection, we filled the voids beneath her concrete slabs to make them level again. To help protect the concrete from sinking again and to enhance it’s appearance, we sealed any cracks and joints with NexusPro.

 

After the project was complete, Rachelle had this to say about her experience, “The crew did and excellent job. My neighbors have already commented on how nice it looks. I'm very glad I did the project.” She was also glad that she could repair her concrete instead of the more expensive option of replacing it.

Tripping Hazard Sidewalk no more in Ankeny, IA

The concrete settled and created a tripping hazard on the sidewalk. They did not want anyone to get hurt. The sidewalk concrete slabs settled about 3 inches making it uneven and an obvious tripping hazard. 

They chose us because of our reputation and read reviews on how good we were. We used Polylevel foam to level out the slabs and we used NexusPro joint sealant to caulk the joints so no water gets in underneath the slab. This project stands out because the concrete settled pretty severely. It was to the point where I am not sure any other company could have pulled it off as great as we did. 

The customer loved the improved sidewalk. No more tripping hazard!

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Basement waterproofing in West Des Moines, IA

Dan M. In West Des Moines, Iowa had plans to sell his home in a few years, and he wanted to get top dollar for it when the time came. He had previously worked with Midwest Foundation Repair to install a waterproofing system that worked great and added value to his home, but unsightly water damage and dampness of the old basement cinderblock walls would almost certainly turn off potential home buyers, or at best attract low ball offers. 

 

Since Dan had already had a great experience working with Midwest in the past, he decided to give us a call to see what could be done. After performing a thorough inspection, we recommended installing CleanSpace vapor barrier along all of the basement walls. Not only would this make the space brighter and the walls cleaner, it would reduce humidity and that ‘basement smell’ that comes from damp spaces.

 

As far as Dan was concerned, “If this fixes my problem and maintains my property value, then let's do it.”

 

In the end, Dan was thrilled with the result we achieved and can now feel confident that his basement will be a selling point for a potential home buyer when the time comes.

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.

Porch settlement in Runnells, IA

The homeowner was worried that the wrap-around porch was going to have to be rebuilt because it seemed to be falling apart. They had Midwest come check out the problem. We found that the porch was settling due to poor footings. We fixed this for them by installing piers under the columns to stabilize the settling porch. The homeowner was so glad they did not have to rebuild the entire deck. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Concrete repair over replace in Runnells, IA

The homeowners thought their driveway was unrepairable. When they had some roofers out, their truck cracked a lot of their driveway. This wasn't necessarily caused by the roofing truck but the water washing out dirt from underneath the concrete. Our system design specialist went out to see what we could do. He determined that The homeowners did not need to replace their concrete and that we could get it all lifted, leveled, and repaired. 

After making the repairs to the concrete, We could an exposed downspout that was allowing water near the concrete and causing the washout. We buried the downspout to prevent any future soil washout from the repaired concrete. 

 

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CrawlSpace repair in Runnells, IA

The customer wanted to maintain property value and keep the house up to code with floor support. They had a 30 ft x 30 ft crawlspace with only two supports underneath the section of the house. This caused floors to dip and sag. We fixed the problem by adding 12 smart jacks and 3 supplemental beams to help spread out the weight of the house

The customer was interested to see it done and to see the new and upgraded support his house was going to have. This project stands out to me because it was a customer that didn't doubt our solution and understood why he needed it.

 

 

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Flipping Houses and Concrete Repair in Ankeny, IA

These house flippers needed a small concrete project done quickly. After looking at companies in the area, they came across Midwest and asked if we could complete this project with a week turnaround so that they could sell the house. 

We sent System Design Specialist Elliot Christians to inspect the concrete problem and schedule a solution quickly. Elliot noticed that the concrete next to the foundation was settling, and that water was seeping into the soil under the concrete, then seeping into the basement. After seeing this, Elliot called a team to quickly solve this problem. Our team spent a long day to get this project installed by utilized PolyLevel Concrete Leveling and NexusPro Cracked Concrete Repair to lift and seal the concrete from any water. 

The house flippers were very happy with the installation and with how quickly our team was able to solve their problem.

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! 

Concrete Repair in Grimes, IA

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. 

Front Step Repair in Pleasant Hill

This family were having some tripping hazards going into the garage and front steps. They also thought the concrete was unsightly from the curb and tired of cleaning out weeds growing in control joints. Their daughter had us do work on their home and was extremely impressed with the quality of work we do in a timely manner, so they gave us a call. System Design Specialist, Mike Portel, Mike did his inspection of the area of concern, and found the concrete settled over time in various areas, likely from washout and dry out over the years. Mike went back to the family with these findings and a solution. Together they decided to fix the settled concrete by injecting PolyLevel foam under the slabs to raise them. Then we sealed all the joints with NexusPro sealant to prevent washout again and keep plants from growing through them. Finally, they decided to seal the driveway with SealantPro to prevent the driveway from pitting and flaking away. The family was so impressed with the final product. They had a couple of areas that has settled badly, and did not think we would be able to lift them as much as we did. There is no doubt they are not worried about these tripping hazards and weeds growing anymore. 

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. 

Concrete Repair in Altoona, IA

After just buying his house, our customer in Altoona, IA wanted to get his driveway protected and prevent any problems in the future. This customer was impressed with our communication with him about the project, after being blown off by two other companies before, he knew Thrasher was the right company to help him out. 

Our team inspected the driveway and found that the joints on his driveway were left exposed and vulnerable to water and various chemicals and debris. These exposed joints can cause settling concrete and potential for other foundational problems around the home. The crew used NexusPro joint sealant to help seal the joints and protect the concrete for the future. NexusPro is a product that is the ideal solution for sealing joints in your driveway and creating lasting beauty and curb appeal for your home.

This customer couldn't have been happier with the outcome and was very impressed with our work. It was important that this project got done before the winter, so he was grateful we were able to help him out. 

Concrete Repair in Urbandale, IA

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!  

Work Requests From Polk County, IA
Project Location: Polk, IA
Serving the following Polk County, IA zip codes
Des Moines 50311, Des Moines 50364, Des Moines 50304, Des Moines 50339, Des Moines 50330, Des Moines 50982, Des Moines 50396, Des Moines 50315, Des Moines 50380, Des Moines 50308, Des Moines 50361, Des Moines 50301, Des Moines 50334, Des Moines 50947, Des Moines 50319, Des Moines 50393, Des Moines 50312, Des Moines 50367, Des Moines 50305, Des Moines 50340, Des Moines 50331, Des Moines 50983, Des Moines 50316, Des Moines 50381, Des Moines 50309, Des Moines 50362, Des Moines 50302, Des Moines 50335, Des Moines 50328, Des Moines 50980, Des Moines 50320, Des Moines 50394, Des Moines 50313, Des Moines 50368, Des Moines 50306, Des Moines 50359, Des Moines 50332, Des Moines 50936, Des Moines 50317, Des Moines 50391, Des Moines 50310, Des Moines 50363, Des Moines 50303, Des Moines 50336, Des Moines 50329, Des Moines 50981, Des Moines 50321, Des Moines 50395, Des Moines 50314, Des Moines 50369, Des Moines 50307, Des Moines 50360, Des Moines 50333, Des Moines 50940, Des Moines 50318, Des Moines 50392, West Des Moines 50265, West Des Moines 50266, Ankeny 50021, Ankeny 50023, Urbandale 50322, Urbandale 50323, Urbandale 50398, Johnston 50131, Clive 50325, Altoona 50009, Grimes 50111, Pleasant Hill 50327, Bondurant 50035, Windsor Heights 50324, Polk City 50226, Mitchellville 50169, Berwick 50032, Elkhart 50073, Runnells 50237, Alleman 50007, Sheldahl 50243

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