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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.

Company Awards
Better Business Bureau 2010 Integrity Award
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
NOrthridge Lane in Ames
Window well bowing in at bottom, next to poured concrete foundation.
in Ames
We live in a farm house that is around 120 years old. Our basement is finished, but has brick walls. The north wall is bulging - but not terribly. Also, when it rains very hard, we get water seeping in from the foundation. We would like to discuss options with the wall and seepage issue. Thank you...Ken Prusa
Kennedy St. in Ames
Rain runoff enters my finished basement through degraded and missing grout and cracks in the cinderblock foundation walls. Driveway, sidewalk and soil need work. Your company came highly recommended.
Valley View Rd in Ames
Got flood in the basement and would like to get it waterproofed as soon as possible.
Bobcat Dr in Ames
I am chairperson of the property committee at the Village Co-op in Ames. We have an on going water problem in our basement garage and storage areas. Especially after heavy rains. Looking for advice and help.
Ridgewood Ave in Ames
Some water in basement of older house during heavy rains. Not urgent but needs repair eventually. Need advice on work needed and estimates. Email contact best.
Burnett Ave in Ames
Basement gets water when it rains
Grand Ave in Ames
I am looking for a quote on a sump pump/installation job. I have a high water table in my area and I get water in my basement when it rains a lot. Thank you.
Duff Avenue in Ames
I have an older home (1900 era) and there's many signs of settling (uneven floors, wall cracks, etc.) The pebble facade hiding the foundation has begun to crack & split open, letting the elements and critters get through the stone foundation. I'm asking for a free estimate about what needs to be done to shore up the south foundation of the house and how much that would cost. Thank you!
in Ames
I am the Moderator at Ames UCC in Ames, IA. We have recently raised capital campaign funds and it has come to our attention that the foundation under the sanctuary of our ~150 year old building may be in jeopardy. From what we've been told, the sanctuary floor is held up by wooden beams buried in dirt. The last time it was looked at we were told there was visible rot to the beams that are accessible. We may have an opportunity late summer/early fall to remove some flooring and be able to take a peek underneath the "hidden parts." At this time I am looking for someone to assess: The stability of the foundation under the sanctuary The remaining lifespan of the existing foundation An estimated cost of mitigation (if needed) Is that something you are qualified and able to do?
Schubert Street in Ames
We were wanting to get a quote to see how much it would cost to fix our concrete driveway.Our driveway has become uneven and lifted in areas. We are not sure if the poly level approach would be appropriate for fixing it.
Todd Circle in Ames
We have been getting a small amount of water in our basement that comes through a window when it rains hard and water pools around the house. There may also be some water coming in through the corner of the basement floor. There are some cracks in the walls we would like to have addressed. We are also interested in turning one of the existing windows into an egress and having our front walk leveled, but these would be secondary/optional.
Hilltop in Ames
Good afternoon, After last rain there are at least three places where water leaks into my basement. The water drains but it keeps coming in at the base of walls so I can't get the floor to dry.Could you fix it some time soon? Please respond by email not by phone Thank you Anna
Forest Glen St in Ames
During deluge rain falls water enters through window well areas
South Dakota Ave in Ames
Would like to have someone come and look at some issues on a slab foundation.
Tennyson Ave. in Ames
I would like an estimate to lift a slab in the walkway to my front door as well as some areas in my driveway.
Kellogg Ave in Ames
Basement takes in water after each rain. Requires fans and sweeping water toward drain, in addition to sump pump, to dry out.
Westwood Drive in Ames
We are thinking of remodelling our basement, and want to make sure any water issues are resolved prior. Would like recommendation, but sump with interior tiles bored to sewer, replacement of window wells, and add appropriate window well covers.
Dawes Dr in Ames
We have an offer on a house at 3721 Dawes Dr. and during the last storm, water got into the basement. We would like to have someone take a look at the situation and provide some guidance on what should be done. Thanks!
Bayberry Rd in Ames
I have a crack in the basement wall where water seeps in. I want it fixed.
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50010, 50011, 50012, 50013, 50014

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