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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...
Press Releases From Des Moines
Midwest Basement Systems has recently been awarded at the Team Basement Systems International Convention.... [Read more]
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
Leado Ave in Des Moines
My basement wall has hairline cracks that cause a significant amount of flooding in my basement each time it rains.
Merle Hay Rd. in Des Moines
Foundation needs repaired. Create access to crawl space.
in Des Moines
I have a corner in my basement that has water coming through the walls depending on the amount of rain/snow melting.
Bel Aire Road in Des Moines
I have a crack in my foundation. I just noticed it a couple of days ago.
E Leland Ave in Des Moines
Wanting to fix out homes foundation and main beam
in Des Moines
Our house is over 100 years old, with several additions. So some concerns are just normal homeowner concerns. Though our front steps are connected and has basement below it. There is some bowing and some water concerns. The inspector and structural engineer that we had assess the home before we purchased noted there were a few items that would need attention, but that the house and foundation were sound. We would like to get an estimate on what all needs to be done and then get done what we can afford to fix before more damage is done.
E Park Ave in Des Moines
Can you please send me the paperwork to transfer the warranty on our Basement waterproofing we had done? We are selling our home and want buyer to have paperwork. Thank you,
in Des Moines
Main support beam in basement has termite damage and some joints have termite damage. Low budget. Want to repair or replace. Please email me. I work a call center job.
in Des Moines
We have terra cotta brick walls in our basement with hardly any insulation and they also leak in some spots. They're painted and we just don't know how to go about fixing up our basement. The floor is also uneven.
Raymond Dr. in Des Moines
Front porch needs foundation work. 3 brick pilars need straightened and brick walls need reset.
Porter Ave in Des Moines
Bowing walls, cracks clearly showing
Bell Ave in Des Moines
Would like to have my basement finished and would like to have my foundation inspected and waterproofed.
Fleming Ave in Des Moines
Crawl space insulation
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Do you do basement window replacements? What brand of window do you use? Would prefer slider rather than hopper style. Have one window to replace right now and maybe three more in future.
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Crawl space
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Crawl space needs help
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Driveway leveling and garage floor leveling
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The front steps from the sidewalk to the house are settled and uneven. We are getting a home improvement loan from Neighborhood Finance Corp. and they require the steps be repaired.
in Des Moines
Water bubbles up through my basement foundation. I want to know what it would take to fully waterproof it.
in Des Moines
West basement wall has large crack and concrete block crumbling away. Also need front sidewalk and porch stairs leveled out.
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