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Basement Repair Services & Products
Waterguard Interior System
Drytrak Drainage Channel
Trenchdrain Drain Grate
Iceguard Discharge Line
Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
Wellduct Window Drainage
Brightwall Waterproof Panels
Drain Tile Installation
Supersump Pump System
Triplesafe Pumping System
Ultrasump Battery Back Up
Sanidry Dehumidifier

 

Crawl Space Repair Services & Products
Cleanspace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers And Liners
Turtle Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
Sanidry Csb Dehumidifier
Smartdrain Water Drainage
Terrablock Floor Insulation
Smartsump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
Wallcap Block Wall Sealer
Smartvent Flood Vents

 

Foundation Repair Services & Products
Push Pier Underpinning For Settlement, Foundation Leveling, Sinking Foundation Repair
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Smartjack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
Polylevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration
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Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair

Ames, IA Street Creep Retaining Wall Repair

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

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.

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Des Moines, Iowa (April 12, 2010) - Midwest Basement Systems will receive the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award for... [Read more]
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We are completely satisfied with the work & the workers.
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They offer a variety of services.
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Professional Residential and Commercial Foundation Repairs

Midwest Basement Systems is committed to customer service and is proud to serve our area. We have a certified team of technicians that are ready to help you find the best solution using quality products from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you so that you can have the best results for your home!

Problems with your foundation can seem like a tiresome thing to have to deal with, but we have the products that can help. Foundation disrepair is often caused by broken or weakened soil that cannot support the weight of the structure.

Common warning signs of foundation problems: 

  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Cracks in the floor
  • Cracks in interior wall
  • Inward bowing walls
  • Sagging floors over a crawl space
  • Hard to open windows and doors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Street creep
  • Cracks in exterior wall

This issue can be resolved by installing foundation piers and jack posts which will use stable soil farther down beneath the house. As well, by installing helical piers, I-Beam wall braces or wall anchors, you can permanently correct bowing, leaning walls as well as improve the structural integrity of the house. This process can work with both residential and commercial foundation problems. 

Excellent Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Repairs

A flooded basement or a sump pump problem can seem like a huge problem. However, we have the products to help remedy the problem and make your basement a dry, clean space again. Some of the major symptoms of a waterproofing problem are damp floors or walls, pooling or standing water crystaline deposits on concrete surfaces, musty odors, and condensation. For crawl spaces, many of the warning signs are the same with the addition of wood rot and sagging floors in the house. 

When waterproofing problems occur, whether in a crawl space or a basement, the first step is to install a professional-grade sump pump like the TripleSafe sump pump. By installing vapor barriers, thermal insulation, and dehumidifiers, you can also seal out moisture and bugs while keeping the space dry, clean, and energy-efficient. For problems with sagging floors above a crawl space, jack posts are the sure way to correct failing supports.

Intelligent Concrete Lifting in Ames, IA

Troubles with uneven concrete can cause a serious tripping hazard that can lead to other problems. When concrete in your home, sidewalk or patio begins to sink, then you need the PolyLevel concrete lifting system. The way it works is that the PolyLevel gets injected underneath the concrete slab which raises it to the appropriate height so that it can be even with the concrete surrounding it. This is not only quicker and easier than traditional methods, but also more permanent and cost-effective. 

Midwest Basement Systems has the tools necessary to get you back to the way your house is supposed to: clean, dry, and healthy. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff and certified technicians use only want to help you find a solution for all your basement, foundation, or crawl space repair needs. Call us today for a free estimate!

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Case Studies From Ames
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Our system designer Eric was on what was thought to be just another foundation call only to find that the driveway of a house was about to collapse...
News & Events From from Ames
MIDWEST'S BASEMENTY BLOG: Repairing a Brick Foundation in Iowa... [Read more]
Major flooding wreaks havoc and causes one death already in Iowa... [Read more]
BILLS BASEMENT BLOG - Wall shear... [Read more]
Work Requests From Ames, IA
Ross Road in Ames
Looking for estimate on garage leveling. Referred by google search. Appointment set.
Hartford Drive in Ames
Callign with ADI Construction requesting an estimate for a corner of the driveway by the garage door that needs to be leveled. Referred by word of mouth. Appointment set. 5322 Pabor drive Ames IA 50010 needs a stoop leveled
Andy/joy B. Ames, IA
Caller needs an estimate for basement water proofing left a voice mail
in Ames
The concrete driveway and sidewalk to the house have sunk and are starting to crack. It is a duplex, so we are interested in fixing both 907 and 909.
Twain Circle in Ames
Water in basement of condo. Customer was referred by internet. Appointment set.
Serving the following Ames, IA zip codes
50010, 50011, 50012, 50013, 50014

our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Agency
  • Barnes City
  • Belle Plaine
  • Blakesburg
  • Bloomfield
  • Brooklyn
  • Cedar
  • Chelsea
  • Chillicothe
  • Clutier
  • Deep River
  • Delta
  • Dewar
  • Drakesville
  • Dunkerton
  • Dysart
  • Eddyville
  • Elberon
  • Eldon
  • Fairbank
  • Floris
  • Fremont
  • Gibson
  • Gilbertville
  • Guernsey
  • Harper
  • Hartwick
  • Hedrick
  • Jesup
  • Keota
  • Keswick
  • Keystone
  • Kirkville
  • La Porte City
  • Montezuma
  • Moulton
  • Ollie
  • Ottumwa
  • Pulaski
  • Raymond
  • Richland
  • Rose Hill
  • Sigourney
  • South English
  • Udell
  • Unionville
  • Victor
  • Vining
  • Webster
  • What Cheer
Our Locations:

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