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With Spring comes rains and thunderstorms and that can mean wet and muddy soil. Here are some signs of foundation settlement to look for both inside and outside your ...

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Spring is finally here and keeping your basement's humidity down can be quite a hassle. Here's 3 reasons why a department store dehumidifier isn't right for the job.

Monday, March 7th, 2016

There are many reasons why basements become wet or damp. It is important to know that your basement can face water damage even if your basement isn't flooded.

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Potential snow melt problems in a home and what to look for during showing or inspection.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Did you know that snow melt can be the most water your home could see at one time all year? Here are the top 5 negative effects of melting snow and wet basements and t...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Often basements get so cluttered, that storage and junk pile high to the ceiling and even cover up the walls which means it can be incredibly difficult to notice the curr...

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Make sure you are prepared for winter and know how to avoid any unfavorable situations from happening to your home.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

If the soil around your foundation is pitched towards the foundation, it's a good idea to add dirt so that the soil slopes away.

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Footing drain failure is the most common cause of wet basements. When this happens, the soil around the outside of the foundation can't drain and...

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

When the relative humidity is more than 50%, dust mites thrive. When the relative humidity goes down below 50% they dry up and die. Dry up your basement and crawl space t...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

There are many problems your wet basement can cause in other areas of your home. These include a decreased life of roof sheathing and shingles, decreased life of the pain...

Monday, June 8th, 2015

It’s that time of year again - time for the 5th Annual Mudd Foot Riverbillies Carp Tournament in Perry, Iowa. This tournament will be supporting the great cause of help...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

A finished basement can significantly increase the value of the home and change the entire dynamic of a home. Unfortunately, sometimes people put the cart before the hors...

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

A couple good ways to tell if it is time to replace your wall: 1. Mortar is eroding to the point of becoming chalky and flaking away from the mortar joints. 2. You ...

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Have allergies? Are you sick frequently? It may be the flow of the air from your basement up through your home that is causing it. Find out how.

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Once foundation damage has gotten to a point where repair is not possible or does not make financial sense, the last resort is wall replacement. You'd much rather try...

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Replacing concrete slabs is an expensive, time consuming and labor intensive process. PolyLevel foam injection can level concrete easily and quickly.

Friday, May 9th, 2014

We were recently featured on a local TV program, DSM Living, a guide to everything Des Moines. The topic of the segment was our sump pump service and maintenance tips fo...

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Mold growth requires four main factors to be present to flourish. Unfortunately 3 of the four are highly prevalent in homes and especially basements and craw spaces.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Brick and stucco exteriors have been very popular in Iowa. These masonry finishes are durable, attractive, and are fireproof and immune to rot and insect attack. This giv...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Midwest Basement Systems
5153 Northeast 17th St
Des Moines, IA 50313
1-515-992-7046
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