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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 & Leveling
EZ Post Deck Repair
Foundation Piers
Helical Piers & Piles
Before and After Pictures from Ames
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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Excellent Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Services in Ames, IA

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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
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...
Job Stories From Ames, IA
Water issues in Ames, IA

Craig was working on his basement one Saturday afternoon and realized there were damp parts of the carpet. He was concerned on where those spots were coming from. Monday morning Craig made a call out to Midwest Basement Systems and asked to make an appointment. Taylor was happy to schedule him with one of our experts Kyle. Kyle went out and took a look at the issues and told Craig that something needed to be done before we receive a big rain. 

Kyle told him that he should have our WaterGuard installed. WaterGuard is a piping system engineered specifically to be a very efficient and long lasting interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. WaterGuard sits on top of the footing instead of alongside the footing. This is important because the mud can't get into the drain. 

Craig signed the contract and made an appointment for Julio to come out to his house and get the work done. Julio finished the job and Craig was very happy with how it was done. He was very happy with the whole process he went through to get this done. He is very happy that there is a lifetime transferable warranty on the job that was completed. 

Concrete Leveling in Ames, IA

Al noticed some uneven concrete areas in front of his house and wanted them to be fixed. The uneven concrete had created dangerous tripping hazards. He called Midwest Basement Systems and we visited his property to let him know how we could help him solve his problem. Al was ready to do it as soon as possible.

Our production team went out to Ames and leveled his concrete by drilling a hole into the ground and raising the concrete through that drilled hole by injecting PolyLevel. This process does not take long and it does not make a big mess. Al was very happy with the way it turned out that he said he would recommend us next time somebody needs help!

Work Requests From Ames, IA
Burnett Ave in Ames
We have some cracks in the floor that let water in. Want to see an estimate on fixing the problem. Thanks
Stone Brooke Road in Ames
We have a water leak in finished basement. Have lived in home 2+ years and have never had water in the sump well. During high rains and recently when we had the 1" winter rain we got water in the basement. It always comes in just at one spot. Would like to know if its possible to run a camera in the drain tile to determine if the problem is there and get some idea on what needs to be done to fix the problem.
Kellogg Avenue in Ames
Water is coming in at the floor level (from beneath a baseboard) in one basement room. Water is also coming in where a pipe (for a radon reduction system) comes up from the basement floor. How much to seal/deal with these?
Webster St in Ames
Basement drywall cracked and foundation need to check it out.
Hyde Avenue in Ames
I need a quote for mudjacking to level my driveway.
McKinley Ct in Ames
I want to lay flooring in the basement, but found some things that might need to be resolved before I do that. I moved shelves away from the basement walls and noticed in one corner some efflorescence and peeling paint. The paint and cement floor in that corner look dark, but do not feel moist. Also there are scattered "pock marks" on all the walls. They are small bulges with peeling paint and some even have rust stains that look like they run down the wall. I thought I should have someone look at the basement and give me a recommendation about what to do before I lay flooring.
Viola Mae Ave in Ames
Driveway is unlevel
Murray Drive in Ames
Crack has developed in basement wall
Red Oak Dr in Ames
We are wanting to put an egress window in the property we are purchasing. Do you do these?
Crystal St in Ames
I need to set up an appointment to have an estimate for repairs to my basement north wall where an egress window was filled in and is not sealed properly as well as more water is appearing at the base of that wall. This was previous work by BAM and they are not trying very hard to find the source of the water leakage.
Clark Ave in Ames
One year ago we purchased a home built in 1950. In big rain events we get water through cracks in the basement floor. Some water comes up in the middle of the basement, other places as well. We would like a professional to come to our house and give us their recommendation on how to dry up the basement. We hope to finish the basement once it's dry.
Twain St in Ames
Discovered dried mold in corner of media room in basement. I want to discover leak and do repair.
Smiley Avenue in Ames
My concrete steps to the front porch are sinking and need to be repositioned. There are two four foot wide steps. They seem to be in good condition but a gap has formdd between the top step and the porch and thd top step seems to be getting loser and lower. The steps have remained level and the bottom step does not look out of place.
Hyde Ave in Ames
Sinking front step and slab sinking sidewalk Possible plugged tile line to sump pump Also need egress window installed at different address (rental) Also have sinking/broken concrete slab in garage at different address (rental)
Arthur Drive in Ames
Garage floor has cracks and some buckle. Suspect voids below floor
in Ames
I'd like to have a quote for installing a backup sump pump that runs from battery, in case of power failure.
in Ames
I've got a (mostly) vertical crack in the basement foundation, running from the floor to a window well. I'd like a professional to have look.
Ridgetop Circle in Ames
Ridgetop Rd in Ames
City of Ames has determined 2 panels of sidewalk are a safety hazard. They are not cracked, but are uneven due to settling. I would like a bid to repair, which appears to require leveling. Thanks,
Big Bluestem Ct in Ames
Interested in having driveway resurfaced and potentially extended in an area approximately 10x6 feet. A portion of the driveway is sloping towards the house and this results on small amount of water collecting next to house when it rains.
Serving the following Ames, IA zip codes
50010, 50011, 50012, 50013, 50014

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