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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
Before and After Pictures from Polk County
Concrete Leveling

Concrete Leveling

Before After
Concrete Leveling Concrete Leveling

As you can see, this section of concrete has settled at the seam or joint.  For several years it was a small duck pond holding water after local rain.  With our revolutionary PolyLEVEL system we were able to restore the sidewalk slap back to level, and do it at a fraction of the cost of replacement.  The concrete cosmetically is the same color and matches the surroundings.

Basement Egress Window Replacement

Basement Egress Window Replacement

Before After
Basement Egress Window Replacement Basement Egress Window Replacement

This Egress window was replaced and so it doesn't leak and still lets light into the basement.

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Reviews From Polk County
Testimonials From Polk County
The crew in particular did a very good job. They work very hard and deserve to be rewarded!
Testimonial by Carl N. from Runnells, IA
The representative and his presentation is what sold me.
Testimonial by Vane & Mar O. from Altoona, IA
The crew worked very efficiently, they were also very courteous.
Testimonial by Matt S. from Altoona, IA

Midwest Basement Systems is the local expert for all basement waterproofing services, crawl space repair, concrete lifting and leveling, and foundation repair. Midwest Basement Systems has been the go-to company for more than 20 years in Polk, IA and the surrounding areas. Our patented products come with leading warranties to ensure your peace of mind.

Looking for an estimate? We give at home consultations to properly investigate your problem. Give us a call today!

Quality foundation repair serving Polk, IA

Midwest Basement Systems provides professional service to your cracking foundation, bowing walls, and uneven pathways. Foundation problems effect the safety of your home in Polk. Midwest Basement Systems will be able to identify the problems in your foundation and correct the problem before it is too late. Our foundation repair solutions are unique to your Iowa home, whether you need to straighten your walls or fix the stair step crack, Midwest Basement Systems has you covered. Our solutions are also effective for commercial businesses.

Our Foundation Services in Iowa include:

  • Foundation settlement repair
  • Foundation cracks (vertical and horizontal)
  • Uneven floors
  • Sagging floor joists
  • Buckling and bowing basement walls
  • Cracked floor slabs

Concrete lifting and leveling has been made easy with Polylevel!

Water and weather will shift and erode the soil underneath your sidewalks and driveway creating sunken concrete. Mudjacking is an old process. Midwest Basement Systems will fix your settling concrete with PolyLevel®, an advanced technology that will correct the situation with less weight and disruption than the mudjacking process

Stop water from flooding your Polk basement and waterproof it today!

Iowa is subject to flooding and it is important to defend your basement or crawlspace from water damage. Midwest Basement Systems has state- of-the-art products that will protect your Polk home from water, leaks, and musty odors. Waterproofing your basement will give your basement back to you! Use it as storage without the worry of damaging your belongings.

Services offered for your Polk basement or crawl space:

  • Basement waterproofing services for Polk, IA
  • Sump pump installation
  • Basement dehumidifying
  • Lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems

Is your crawl space protected against mold, moisture, and must?

Encapsulating your Polk crawlspace will not only help keep the heat in and the cold out, but will also keep your crawl space dry. By encapsulating and insulating, your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter because air won't be leaking into your Polk home. Encapsulation will also protect against moisture and mold, which helps you have a healthier Iowa home.

Crawl space

  • Crawl space insulation and encapsulation with vapor barrier
  • Crawl space dehumidifying and sump pump installation
  • 25- year warranty on crawl space encapsulation systems

Midwest Basement Systems offers free consultations on all of our foundation repair, crawl space repair and basement waterproofing services in Polk! Call for a free estimate today!

Case Studies From Polk County
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Job Stories From Polk County, IA
Water Leaking into Basement is Corrected in Winterset

Erik had one inch of water standing in his basement during heavy rains.  Water was almost always leaking into his basement every time it rained.  He knew this was because his walls were bowing in which caused them to crack.  He was aware that this was a foundation issue, and decided he needed to get it fixed as soon as possible, to make sure his home stays structurally stable.

Midwest Basement Systems made sure his home would stay around for many years to come.  They installed PowerBraces around his bowing walls, as well as a WaterGuard system that led to a sump pump.  Several EverLast basement windows were installed, along with SunHouse window enclosures to prevent any water from entering the basement. His basement has been dry ever since!

Waterproofing a Basement in Waverly, IA

John was fixing up some things around his house and noticed there was something wrong with the walls in his basement. He noticed that water was coming into his basement through several wall cracks. He called Midwest Basement Systems as soon as possible for help in preventing the water intrusion and fixing the wall cracks.

We were able to solve John's problems by first installing PowerBraces which will correct the bowing in his wall creating the cracks. Afterwards, we installed WaterGuard, a below floor drainage system, that will keep his basement permanently dry. John was very happy with what we did and plans to use us for any future work needed!

Sump Pump Gets Installed in Polk City, IA

Marshall was fixing up the basement and noticed that he needed a new Sump Pump so he called Midwest Basement Systems. We told him that we could come out to his house to give him a free quote to install a sump pump.

We went out to his home and when he found out the price, he was sold! He immediately scheduled an appointment to receive it. We installed it and Marshall was very pleased with our work!

Water Prevention for a Carlisle Basement

Dean was talking to his neighbors about having water in their basements and Dean wanted to prevent that in his home. As soon as he got inside, he called Midwest Basement Systems. We went out to his house and explained to him the process basement waterproofing - Dean decided this is how he wanted to protect his home.

We started by installing a WaterGuard drainage system. WaterGuard is a piping system that goes all the way around the perimeter of the basement to prevent water from flooding the space. WaterGuard sits on top of the footing, instead of alongside the footing. This is important to know because the mud can't get into the drain and clog it. WaterGuard will help to keep Dean's basement dry for many years to come!

Crawl Space Repair in Altoona, IA

Mike has lived in his house for about ten years and he was noticing some different smells and mold in his house. He has little kids running around his house all the time and he was thinking that he needed to get this fixed. He called Midwest Basement Systems and asked one of our System Designer Specialists come out to talk to him about the issue. We told him that we needed to install a dehumidifier in his crawl space and do some other work throughout the whole crawl space.

We went through the steps of repairing his crawl space. The steps to repair it is to fix the ground water leakage, isolate the house form the earth, and seal out outside air. Mike is grateful for the work performed that made his home a healthier, safer, place!

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.

Concrete leveling in Johnston, IA

Jeremy was working in the yard this past weekend and noticed his driveway has been sinking. He wanted to get it fixed because he had a lot of kids walking past his house and he didn't want them to trip and fall. He called us that day and scheduled an appointment to have one of our experts come out and give him a free quote. The expert told him that he would need to get his driveway and sidewalk fixed. 

The process was to fix the sunken conrete with Polylevel. Polylevel is the process that we use to fix the sunken concrete. Polylevel takes the original concept of mudjacking and combines it with modern technology. Instead of using mud and concrete, we use high-density polymers to raise slabs back to desired level. 

We did the work for Jeremy when is was nice outside and he was very happy with the results. He told the crew that he would recommend that process to anybody else. 

Waterproofing in Ankeny, IA

Beverly was putting Christmas decorations away and noticed that there was a spot of water on her carpet. She called in and asked what the process would be to help her. We sent out one of our expert design specialists to look at what was going on. Our expert, Kyle told her that she was going to need some Waterguard put in and Iceguard to protect it in the future. Beverly agreed to all of this and set up a day that our foreman could come out and install all of this for her. 

Our foreman and his crew showed up on time and did the work like Beverly was told. Beverly was very impressed with the crew and was happy that her basement would be permantely fixed with our transferable warranty. She called in and talked very highly of our company and told us that she would tell everybody about us. 

Serving the following Polk County, IA zip codes
Des Moines 50318, Des Moines 50392, Des Moines 50311, Des Moines 50364, Des Moines 50304, Des Moines 50339, Des Moines 50330, Des Moines 50981, Des Moines 50396, Des Moines 50315, Des Moines 50380, Des Moines 50308, Des Moines 50361, Des Moines 50301, Des Moines 50334, Des Moines 50947, Des Moines 50319, Des Moines 50393, Des Moines 50312, Des Moines 50367, Des Moines 50305, Des Moines 50340, Des Moines 50331, Des Moines 50982, Des Moines 50316, Des Moines 50381, Des Moines 50309, Des Moines 50362, Des Moines 50302, Des Moines 50335, Des Moines 50328, Des Moines 50950, Des Moines 50320, Des Moines 50394, Des Moines 50313, Des Moines 50368, Des Moines 50306, Des Moines 50359, Des Moines 50332, Des Moines 50983, Des Moines 50936, Des Moines 50317, Des Moines 50391, Des Moines 50310, Des Moines 50363, Des Moines 50303, Des Moines 50336, Des Moines 50329, Des Moines 50980, Des Moines 50321, Des Moines 50395, Des Moines 50314, Des Moines 50369, Des Moines 50307, Des Moines 50360, Des Moines 50333, Des Moines 50940, West Des Moines 50265, West Des Moines 50266, Ankeny 50021, Ankeny 50023, Urbandale 50322, Urbandale 50323, Urbandale 50398, Johnston 50131, Clive 50325, Altoona 50009, Grimes 50111, Pleasant Hill 50327, Bondurant 50035, Windsor Heights 50324, Polk City 50226, Mitchellville 50169, Elkhart 50073, Runnells 50237, Alleman 50007, Berwick 50032, Sheldahl 50243

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