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  • By Rich
    Jesup, IA

    "The people we dealt with were top notch. They knew their stuff and were very helpful in explaining what we needed, why we needed..."

    Customer Review

    By Rich
    Jesup, IA

    The people we dealt with were top notch. They knew their stuff and were very helpful in explaining what we needed, why we needed it etc. Tom was great as was Steve and his work crew. Couldn't be happier!

  • By Latisha L.
    Waterloo, IA

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    By Latisha L.
    Waterloo, IA

  • By Terri G.
    Cedar Falls, IA

    "None, top notch performance overall"

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    By Terri G.
    Cedar Falls, IA

    None, top notch performance overall

  • By Jack P.
    Grinnell, IA

    "We have not yet had a significant rain storm, so the actual operation and dependability is yet to be proven. Perhaps a follow up..."

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    By Jack P.
    Grinnell, IA

    We have not yet had a significant rain storm, so the actual operation and dependability is yet to be proven. Perhaps a follow up call to demonstrate the systems operation with a hose would be comforting.

  • By Kenneth R.
    Pella, IA

    "Everyone we interacted with from Midwest Basement Systems was very friendly and professional."

    Customer Review

    By Kenneth R.
    Pella, IA

    Everyone we interacted with from Midwest Basement Systems was very friendly and professional.

  • By Dennis D.
    Pella, IA

    "I feel like from beginning to end that MWBS has been a professional company to work with. I especially appreciated Tom's thorough..."

    Customer Review

    By Dennis D.
    Pella, IA

    I feel like from beginning to end that MWBS has been a professional company to work with. I especially appreciated Tom's thorough and careful explanations of the process and the work. The installation was completed in the time frame promised and the crew was friendly and respectful.

  • By Kelly H.
    Pella, IA

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    By Kelly H.
    Pella, IA

  • By Marlene S.
    Newton, IA

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    By Marlene S.
    Newton, IA

  • By Tom
    Des Moines, IA

    "Efficient, cleaned up well, helpful conversations and answering questions, and suggestions"

    Customer Review

    By Tom
    Des Moines, IA

    Efficient, cleaned up well, helpful conversations and answering questions, and suggestions

  • By Travis R.
    West Des Moines, IA

    "Just wanted to give you a little feedback. Mike and his crew did an awesome job with the power brace system they installed last..."

    Customer Review

    By Travis R.
    West Des Moines, IA

    Just wanted to give you a little feedback. Mike and his crew did an awesome job with the power brace system they installed last week. The crew was on time and installed the whole system in an hour.  They rerouted the drain line for our washer  and cleaned up after themselves.  Fantastic Job guys I will spread the word about your company and your crews to anyone I know that maybe looking for basement work . Thanks again.

Tom K from Midwest Basement Systems

Title: Systems Design Specialist

Hometown: Indianola, Iowa

Tom K from Midwest Basement Systems

Tom has a background in electronics from the military and also in private industry. He knew that his true interests were with hands on construction and problem solving issues related to building trades. Tom has an extensive background in the industry. When given an opportunity to become a part of Midwest Basement Systems, Tom was all in. With his background, Tom has an excellent ability to recognize problems homeowners have and a real talent for creating a win-win solution for his customers.

Midwest Basement Systems saw what an asset Tom would be to the company with his construction experience and brought him on-board. After thorough training, Tom began with the company as a sales representative and was quickly promoted to System Design Specialist. He has consulted with hundreds of homeowners and designed effective solutions for each of them. Tom is a trusted and valued member of the Midwest Basement Systems team and upholds the high standards of the company. He has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title of "CERTIFIED Waterproofing Professional" through the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network and "Foundation Design Repair Specialist" through the Power Brace Contractor Network.

Midwest Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network - a group of over 300 of the BEST waterproofing contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training and support throughout the international company.

Tom likes to woodwork and play golf.  With his family he enjoys a wide variety of activities including hiking, biking, and walks.  The kids are active and really like picnics, the zoo, playing sports, and simply just running around and playing.

The whole family likes the outdoors, and Tom is no exception, he enjoys pheasant and deer hunt, and has recently taken an interest in photography.  In addition, Tom enjoys grilling and has started slow cooking and smoking different types of food.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I had a great experience meeting with my expert, Tom, with Midwest Basement Systems." Read Full Testimonial

    Paul and Ella Mae V. of Mitchellville, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              I had a great experience meeting with my expert, Tom, with Midwest Basement Systems. He gave a good presentation and was very professional. He was confident in what he was evaluating and the solutions for these issues. We also had a pleasant experience with our crew as well, we had no problems or complaints with how they left the job. Everything was very clean. We enjoy hearing the companies jingle on the radio and tv!
    Paul and Ella Mae V.
    Mitchellville, IA
  • "Midwest Basement Systems office staff were very courteous and helpful." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert M. of Mason City, IA

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              Midwest Basement Systems office staff were very courteous and helpful. When the representative came out to our home he was very thorough on determining our problem. When the crew came out to install the work they arrived in an appropriate and courteous amount of time. I would definitely allow Midwest Basement Systems use me as a reference in the future.
    Robert M.
    Mason City, IA
  • "Tony and Andy were great to work with and I would be more than happy to share my positive experience with..." Read Full Testimonial

    Linda W. of Des Moines, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              Tony and Andy were great to work with and I would be more than happy to share my positive experience with this company to others. I have also had several friends tell me they have positive results, as well.
    Linda W.
    Des Moines, IA
  • "Staff was very helpful and were easy to work with. The crew did a great job and cleaned up after themselves." Read Full Testimonial

    Barabara & Ivan S. of Des Moines, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              Staff was very helpful and were easy to work with. Matt and his crew did a great job and cleaned up after themselves. Tom gave a very professional presentation.
    Barabara & Ivan S.
    Des Moines, IA
  • "Everyone couldn't have been nicer and it was a great experience." Read Full Testimonial

    Lora Lee S. of Des Moines, IA

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              I was very impressed by the television ad I saw on tv about your company. I also had many personal references that were very positive. I have told all of my friends and family what a wonderful job your workers have done. The office staff were always there to answer any of the questions I had in regards to the work. The crew worked very hard and did a wonderful job cleaning up everything once finished. Tom was very informative and explained everything that needed to be done very well, so that we were able to understand.
    Lora Lee S.
    Des Moines, IA
  • "Every single interaction with this company was handled professionaly." Read Full Testimonial

    Laura N. of West Des Moines, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              Every single interaction with this company was handled professionally, with a personal touch. I have nothing but positive things to say about MWBS. The peace of mind and investment in my home has been invaluable. From the staff who answer the phones, to Tom and Jason who make sure everything is in order, to the technicians who installed my power braces, they are the best. You will not be disappointed.
    Laura N.
    West Des Moines, IA
  • "I had the best experience!" Read Full Testimonial

    Christie K. of West Des Moines, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              I had the best experience yesterday getting new windows quoted and ordered for my basement. My home was built in 1948 so the basement has some wear. The previous owner did some work to support the walls, add a sump pump and keep water out of the basement. However, there is still some work that needs done, ie new windows and more wall supports. Tom Kinman came out yesterday and was so professional, helpful and honest. The quote was fair and he gave me advice that no other contractor gave me. There are two windows that he recommended blocking out rather than replacing the window. He could have charged me for two new windows but instead told me that the better fix was to remove them completely. Removing two windows was cheaper than it was to replace one. Tom could have made way more money on me but he was honest in what needed to be done. Stand up, guy and company! I signed and ordered on the spot. Can't wait to get the work done. Kudos Midwest Basement Systems for hiring professionals that love what they do.
    Christie K.
    West Des Moines, IA
  • "Glad to have had this done by Midwest Basement Systems. Steve and his helpers were great, and the basement..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mary W. of Boone, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              Glad to have had this done by Midwest Basement Systems. Steve and his helpers were great, and the basement is dry. We love it!
    Mary W.
    Boone, IA
  • "The representative was friendly and well informed. No one does the same type of work." Read Full Testimonial

    Brian of Fort Dodge, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              My representative, Tom, was friendly and well informed. No one does the same type of work.
    Brian
    Fort Dodge, IA

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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Agency
  • Albia
  • Barnes City
  • Beacon
  • Belle Plaine
  • Blakesburg
  • Bloomfield
  • Brooklyn
  • Buckingham
  • Bussey
  • Cedar
  • Cedar Falls
  • Centerville
  • Chelsea
  • Chillicothe
  • Cincinnati
  • Clutier
  • Cresco
  • Deep River
  • Delta
  • Denver
  • Dewar
  • Dike
  • Drakesville
  • Dunkerton
  • Dysart
  • Eddyville
  • Elberon
  • Eldon
  • Elma
  • Evansdale
  • Exline
  • Fairbank
  • Floris
  • Fredericksburg
  • Fremont
  • Garwin
  • Gibson
  • Gilbertville
  • Gilman
  • Gladbrook
  • Grinnell
  • Guernsey
  • Harper
  • Hartwick
  • Hedrick
  • Hudson
  • Ionia
  • Janesville
  • Jesup
  • Keota
  • Keswick
  • Keystone
  • Kirkville
  • La Porte City
  • Lawler
  • Le Grand
  • Leighton
  • Lime Springs
  • Lincoln
  • Lynnville
  • Malcom
  • Montezuma
  • Montour
  • Moravia
  • Moulton
  • Mystic
  • New Hampton
  • New Hartford
  • New Sharon
  • Ollie
  • Oskaloosa
  • Ottumwa
  • Pella
  • Plainfield
  • Pulaski
  • Raymond
  • Readlyn
  • Reinbeck
  • Richland
  • Rose Hill
  • Searsboro
  • Shell Rock
  • Sigourney
  • South English
  • Sully
  • Sumner
  • Tama
  • Toledo
  • Tracy
  • Traer
  • Tripoli
  • Udell
  • Unionville
  • Victor
  • Vining
  • Waterloo
  • Waverly
  • Webster
  • What Cheer
Our Locations:

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