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Foundation Repair in Iowa

If you'd like to get your foundation problem fixed permanently, you'll first need to know exactly what's needed for your unique problem.

At Midwest Basement Systems, our team of certified in-house foundation experts is here to help. We have the training, experience, and warranted products for foundation repair. Des Moines and many other areas in Iowa all have our happy customers that can testify to the work we've done to restore the integrity of their house foundations.

If you'd like to meet with one of our experts for a home inspection, consultation, and written foundation repair quote, contact us today! Each of our quotes comes completely free and at no obligation.

Common Foundation Issues:

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We use products that have been designed, manufactured, and distributed by Foundation Supportworks™, Inc., an international network of more than 100 of the most experienced structural repair contractors in North America.

Foundation Supportworks'™ team of in-house structural and geotechnical engineers have carefully designed, tested, and patented solutions for repairing foundation problems of all types. Whether you need push piers, wall braces, wing wall fixes or another solution, we can help you.

Each of our products is based on time-honored solutions that meet all local and international standards.

At Midwest Basement Systems, we bring that warranted, proven quality straight to your door. Contact us today to schedule your free quote!

Before and After
  • Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair
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    Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair
    After

    A collapsing retaining wall that sits beneath a driveway that supports a bridge to the homes garage was in need of replacement. 

    Street creep had pushed against the wall to the point of its collapse. Midwest Basement Systems replaced the wall with a new poured wall supported by stable fill to keep the pressure conditions consistent. 

    We also placed helical tiebacks on two other retaining walls.

  • Failing Block Wall Replacement in Madrid, Iowa
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    Failing Block Wall Replacement in Madrid, Iowa
    After

    This a before and after of a block wall that had began caving in from the top and cracking excessively as it tipped in. We removed the old basement wall and replaced it with a new block wall that was built to code unlike the previous wall.

     

  • Foundation Wall Replacement at the Iowa Catholic House
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    Foundation Wall Replacement at the Iowa Catholic House
    After

    We recently replaced the south foundation wall at the Iowa Catholic House in Des Moines. We also installed a new sump pump and added 6 power braces to two walls that were still salvageable. 

  • Basement Wall Bracing
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    Basement Wall Bracing
    After

    Wet spring soils swelled up with water pushed this basement wall inward.  As you can see the crack in the wall is opened up wide.  About a half of an inch.  The next photo will show the wall is pushed back and the crack is closing as the wall is straightened. 

  • Outdoor Deck Support Posts
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    Outdoor Deck Support Posts
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    Replace all of hard labor of hand digging and pouring some kind of concrete with and EZ Post. The state-of-the-art outdoor decking support system called EZ Post can be installed quickly and easily. Two great things are the strength, and its adjustable.  Give us a call at 1-515-289-1606 to learn more or request an estimate.  You'll be glad you did!


We Have Simple, Permanent Solutions For Your Foundation Problems!

For our contractors, a typical home foundation repair usually takes less than a week to complete. All of our systems come with a written warranty -- so that you know the problem was fixed right, and so you can have peace of mind for many years to come.

Issues like stair-step foundation cracks, buckling walls, and sagging floors can be devastating to your home's value and make you feel bad about the way your home looks and feels. Our foundation repair systems are designed to do more than just permanently repair your home -- they're also designed to return your structure back to its original position.

Regardless of why you're experiencing a foundation problem in your home, Midwest Basement Systems conducts a thorough inspection of your home and we'll let you know exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation and restore value to your greatest investment.

Interior Symptoms:

Uneven or sloping floor

As a foundation settles, so do the floor joists and the finished flooring above.

Cracks in floor

When concrete slabs often settle unevenly, large cracks are likely to form.

Cracks in interior wall

Interior wall cracks typically appear where walls are weakest: near doors and windows.

Inward bowing walls

Water-saturated soil can sometimes exert enough pressure to cause foundation walls to bow, bulge or tilt.

Sagging Crawl Space Repair in Southern California

Whether it’s poor footings or inadequate posts and beams, we can quickly jack your floors back to level.

Hard to open windows & door

When a floor sinks, openings become out of square, causing windows and doors to jam.

Exterior Symptoms:

Tilting Chimneys

A tilting chimneys can be stabilized and returned to its original position without demolition.

Cracks in exterior wall

As a foundation is returned to its original level state, cracks will close and be ready for patching.

 

Bowing Foundation Walls

Foundation walls begin to bow and buckle inward when the force against them exceeds their ability to withstand this pressure.

Failing foundation walls will crack and leak, and if you have a finished basement, they can lead to cracks in the finished walls. Bowing walls may eventually collapse and should be addressed right away.

We repair bowing walls from the outside with our Geo-Lock Foundation Wall Anchor System.

When outside access is not possible, we recommend our PowerBrace I-Beam System.

Our solutions will do more than simply stop inward movement -- they can also be used to straighten the walls back to their original position.

Learn more about bowing, buckling walls.

street creep symptoms in a driveway in Chariton

Foundation Settlement

Foundation settlement occurs when the soils underneath a foundation are unable to support the weight of the structure that's resting on them.

A settling foundation will mean a great deal of damage to your home -- including cracked foundation walls, cracked drywall, doors and windows out of square, and tilting chimneys. As foundation damage goes unaddressed, it will become more difficult to repair.

Foundation Supportworks'™ line of foundation piers are a great option for repairing sinking structures of all types.

These sturdy, corrosion-resistant piers can stabilize and lift your foundation back to a stable position -- permanently!

Learn more about foundation settlement.

garage walls cracking due to street creep

Sinking Floors Over Crawl Spaces

Floors over crawl spaces begin to sink in three scenarios: When there are too few supports, when the supports begin to sink into the ground, and when the structural wood holding up your floor begins to rot and grow mold.

When crawl space structures experience settlement, the entire home above can begin to show damage. Drywall will crack, doors will stick and floors will become uneven. If the crawl space is damaged by mold, there may also be moldy, musty odors upstairs.

Rugged steel supports like Foundation Supportworks'™ SmartJack Crawl Space Support System can quickly restore your structure. If your structure was sinking due to mold and rot, your crawl space should also be dehumidified and encapsulated to prevent further damage.

Learn more about sagging crawl spaces.

foundation wall cracks due to street creep in Jefferson

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