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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 Des Moines
Sump Pump System in Des Moines

Sump Pump System in Des Moines

Before After
Sump Pump System in Des Moines Sump Pump System in Des Moines

Here is an example of older, non sealed sump pump system and its replacement with the triple safe system and a SaniDry dehumidification system.  The older system had a smaller sump basket, and less inlets supplying water to one pump. The new system has a much larger sump basket, 3 pumps, and a state of the art battery back up system.

Finishing Off the DryWall

Finishing Off the DryWall

Before After
Finishing Off the DryWall Finishing Off the DryWall

We get asked all of the time, Do I need to remove all of the drywall, or can I cut a section out?  And, when I cut a section out how do I get it replaced.  Here is and example of cutting 32 inches of drywall out, and when the waterproofing job is completed, replacing the removed section of wall with our revolutionary ZenWall systems and trim.


Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA

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Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA Bowing Walls Corrected with PowerBraces in Des Moines, IA

This was a home that had been sitting on the market for quite some time due to its foundation issues. The home was beautiful other than the bowing and cracking in the unfinished basement walls. PowerBraces were installed to stabilize the failing walls. PowerBraces can be tightened over time, potentially returning the wall to it's original straight state.

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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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Midwest Basement Systems, quick, clean, & very professional!
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Professional Basement and Crawl Space Repair in Des Moines, IA

At Midwest Basement Systems we put customer service first and are proud to serve our area. Our team of trained technicians use only high quality materials from the best manufacturers in the business to ensure that you get only the best results. We want to work with you to find the solution that will work best for you!

Common causes of basement waterproofing problems are often stemmed from leaky pipes, flooding during heavy rainfall, or sump pump failures. These problems can be fixed with products like a professional-grade TripleSafe sump pump, specially designed with three pumps to ensure that you won't have to worry about your basement being flooded, even if the power goes out. Additionally, also offer thermal insulation and quality drainage systems to deposit water pumped out of your basement a safe distance away from the foundations. 

Symptoms of a waterproofing problem

  • Wet or damp basement floor
  • Leaking or damp basement walls
  • Pooling or standing water
  • Crystaline deposit on concrete surfaces
  • Musy odors
  • Condensation
  • Sump pump issues
  • Leaky basement windows

Crawl spaces can often fall into disrepair a little to easily because of their location in the home as well as their function. When a crawl space is left in disrepair for too long, it can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and even wood rot. The way to remedy this is to install quality products like vapor barriers, dehumidifiers, and sump pumps. 

Friendly Residential and Commercial Foundation Repairs

If you have problems with your foundations, then it is probably caused by broken, weakened soil that can no longer support the weight of the structure. Some of the major signs of this are sagging floors, cracked floors or walls, foundation heaves, or tilting chimneys. These problems can seem like a daunting task to try and solve, but with our products like wall anchors and jack posts, they can be fixed quickly with permanent results. 

For commercial foundation repairs, we offer top-of-the-line helical anchors and tiebacks. These offer stability to foundation walls and retaining walls with unbalanced earth pressures. These helical piers are versatile, have predictable capacity, and have clean installation with no messy grout. These as well as our other products like push pier systems and helical pile systems are sure to correct foundation and stability issues in your foundations. 

Spectacular Concrete Lifting in Des Moines, IA

Having trouble with uneven concrete in your home, sidewalk or patio? Worried about the safety hazard that it poses? We can help with our top-of-the-line PolyLevel concrete lifting system. The PolyLevel injection is unique because it gets injected under the concrete so that it can be lifted to be the same height as the concrete around it. This process is not only a quicker, easier process, but it's also more permanent and cost-effective. 

Midwest Basement Systems has the tools to to get your job done right and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to help you find a solution that will work for you. Let our certified technicians work to get you the long-lasting you want to see in your home and give us a call today for a free estimate!


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Case Studies From Des Moines
There were some serious foundation issues, so bad on one wall that braces and anchors could not repair the damage that had been done. In addition to...
The Exile Brewing Company was renovating an early twentieth-century brick building in downtown Des Moines. Renovations included a restaurant and an...
A beach boardwalk (at grade) was proposed at Gray’s Lake Park within the area between the Raccoon River and Gray’s Lake. The ADA...
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Job Stories From Des Moines, IA
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.

Work Requests From Des Moines, IA
in Des Moines
The south side of my home is sinking and my driveway is pulling away from my home also.
in Des Moines
Leaking basement, foundation and walls problems
in Des Moines
We have a basement wall that is of serious concern. It is bowing, cracked and crumbling.
Arnold Rd in Des Moines
I have a broken basement window with no storm . letting in the wind and cold and mice. need it fixed ASAP
in Des Moines
We need and estamnet on repairing our basement wall.
Sherman Boulevard in Des Moines
I bought a duplex on Oct. 26 and just discovered the basement walls have been bowing in over time so much that they have pushed away from the sill. There are gaps all along the West side of the house. I need an estimate on fixing this and the East side where the patio concrete has settled so I can take it to my attorney.
in Des Moines
My driveway is cracking/sinking.
in Des Moines
Inside corner of house where two wings meet is sinking. Very noticeable in the kitchen. Now have a leak upstairs when it rains. Needs to be repaired before roof can be repaired and kitchen floor replaced. It's a crawl space.
Douglas Ave. in Des Moines
Bowing wall in basement.
in Des Moines
My crawl space needs a vapor barrier and insulation and I have sagging floors.
E Park Ave in Des Moines
When someone takes a bath it leaks into the basement. There are no issues when someone showers. We thought it was the overkill drain that is disconnected from the tub, but there wasn't any water leaking from this drain when we looked downstairs. It was leaking from the pipe that this drain is connected to.
in Des Moines
Water leaking through basement wall when it rains
in Des Moines
I am a realtor who has a customer who wants to purchase a house that has a bad foundation, however the buyer needs to know how much it would cost to fix the basement before he purchases the property.
in Des Moines
I am a realtor who has a customer who wants to purchase a house that has a bad foundation, however the buyer needs to know how much it would cost to fix the basement before he purchases the property.
Hutton Street in Des Moines
Home inspection on new home indicated the basement has moisture. Also, the crawl space could not be inspected due to the opening so I'd appreciate it if your crew could evaluate whether it needs to be encapsulated.
in Des Moines
My house is a 1950's cement block basement. When we get heavy rain I have one window where I have water that will come into my storage area. I have also had water on the floor at the front wall of the house. I don't know if it comes through the floor or the wall but I don't see that its coming down the wall. I do not own this house, I am a long time renter from a friend and I want to give her options to have this concern fixed. Years ago we had a mold issue and water in a voided wall that has been fixed but my concerns is that we still get water coming in and standing on the cement floor. I appreciate any options I can find to present for this issue to be corrected. Thank you
in Des Moines
Just purchased a house that has a cinder block foundation, has a few small cracks in it. Also we can see on the floor where water has seeped in, not exactly sure where the water is seeping in from...looks like possibly from bottom row of cinder blocks. Just wanting to make sure we are fixing it the correct way.
OXFORD ST in Des Moines
Crawlspace repair cracks in drywall
Dema Dr. in Des Moines
Bowing walls mold leaks
in Des Moines
Have minor flooding when it rains in basement. Also have structural issues. House is approximately 47 years old. Would like quote on basement waterproofing, and any structural basement repair issues.
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