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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
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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
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Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

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Midwest Basement Systems got a phone call from Dan talking about how he wanted to sell his house but needed to get his basement walls fixed. He needed one of our experts to come out and give him a quote at no cost to him. He had Tom, our System Design Specialist, come out and talk to Dan about how he will need Power Braces on his basement wall. He wanted Tom to explain that to him because he didn't know what those were. 

Tom explained that they are beams that will go against the wall that is bowing and they will help them move back into place and prevent it from happening again. 

Dan was very pleased with what they can do so he booked the work to be done. He had Matt and his crew come out and fix the walls. Dan was very pleased with what was done with the wall and how Matt was as a foreman. He was impressed that Matt cleaned up after himself and made it look as new as it could. 

Sump Pump System in Des Moines

Sump Pump System in Des Moines

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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.

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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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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Des Moines, IA's Best Foundation & Crawl Space Contractor

After a long drought period in Iowa, the foundation in Jim and Darla's home was severely damaged....
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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 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 skilled 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
Concrete
We had a customer that called us with unleveled concrete in front of the house. It was by the stairwell where their kids would be playing basketball...
Iowa
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...
Exile
The Exile Brewing Company was renovating an early twentieth-century brick building in downtown Des Moines. Renovations included a restaurant and an...
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Job Stories From Des Moines, IA
Block Wall Replacement in Des Moines, IA

Homeowner was very concerned about his wall that was cracking. He called Midwest Basement Systems to have a system design specialist out to get a free quote. The expert told the homeowner that he should replace the whole wall. It will prevent anything from happening. The homeowner decided to do the project with us. Chico and his crew went out and did the work. They did a great job and the homeowner was very pleased with our work. 

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Huge piering job in Des Moines, IA

Homeowner realized his mom needed work done on her house. He called Midwest Basement Systems to have our sales manager come out and look at what is going on. Rod realized that she had sagging floors and her doors were sticking while she tried to open them, as well as her windows. Rod told her that we would life her house with piers and then we would level the concrete in the garage. 

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Leveling Concrete in Des Moines, IA

Midwest Basement Systems went out to a home in Des Moines, IA to level the homeowners garage floor. Travis and his crew went to the home and raised the concrete around 3 inches. The homeowners were very pleased with the work and would recommend the company to anybody that has the same problem as them. 

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Piering in Des Moines, IA

This homeowner was very concerned about his foundation walls. He called Midwest Basement Systems and had our design specialist come out and check out the problem. Mr. Hunsicker decided to do the work and have the crew come out and start the work. Chico and his crew worked hard to fix the homeowners wall. The homeowner was very happy with the work and said he would recommend the work to anybody that has the problem. 

Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space repair, and new windows in Des Moines, IA

These homeowners walked in their basement and realized they had a lot of work to do. They were tired of getting water in their basement through the walls and the windows. They also wanted to be able to store some things in their crawl spaces. They called Midwest Basement Systems to set up an appointment with one of our experts to come out and take a look at the house. 

The expert explained everything what we would need to do and they agreed to all of it. They agreed to install WaterGuard, encapsulate the crawl space, and get new windows. 

Alejandro came out one week and got th work done in a week. The homeowners were impressed with what Alejandro and his crew did. They loved how clean the place looked once they were finished. 

The homeowners told Alejandro that they would recommend us to anybody that needed that much work done. They were very happy. 

Bowing Walls in Des Moines, IA

Mr. and Mrs. Theuma was spring cleaning and they noticed there walls were bowing. They were concerned because they had never seen it before. They call Midwest Basement Systems as soon as they saw the problem and asked to set up an appointment to have one of our experts come out and look at the problem. They had Nathan come out and take a look and he described that the walls were caving in and they needed to be fixed with Power Braces. 

Nathan explained what Power Braces were and said that it would prevent it from happening again. They were thrilled with that and signed the contract. They wanted to fix the problems and make sure it wasn't going to happen again. 

They had Alejandro and his crew out to do the work and they did a great job keeping the place clean. They did the work in a day and the walls are fixed now. 

The homeowners were very pleased with the work that was done and said they would recommend us to anybody that had the issue they had. 

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
Vicinity of in Des Moines
Looking to install a sump pump. No existing well or pump currently
Vicinity of MADISON AVE in Des Moines
WATER PROOFING BASEMENT
Vicinity of in Des Moines
Small amount of water in basement. Has really only happened once before but we have partially finished area that we need to try to prevent this from happening...
Vicinity of in Des Moines
I have a Beaverdale brick and after heavy rains we have water coming in. Appears to be from around the windows and 1 or 2 areas where it seeps through the basement wall.
Vicinity of in Des Moines
Need one slab on my driveway raised.
Vicinity of in Des Moines
Need quote to fix an improperly installed waterproofing system that is leaking. Also think sump pump bubbler might be in wrong place.
Vicinity of in Des Moines
We purchased the home last week and have water seeping in through several places in the basement. The water does not seem to be moving towards either of the drains in the basement. Additionally, one of the basement rooms has tiling so that the water seeps up through the tiles when stepped on. We suspect the tiles to contain asbestos. We want to know what options we have for keeping the basement dry vs. keeping it drier vs. getting it dry when it gets wet. Thank you!
Vicinity of in Des Moines
One already bowed clay-tile wall in the basement. It got worse in the late winter with additional rain and re-freezing.
Vicinity of Rutland Ave in Des Moines
Small cracks leaking water, potential cover up by previous owners (spotty patchwork that wasn't caught during inspection), feels like parts of our basement walls are hollow.
Vicinity of Chautauqua Parkway in Des Moines
We have a current tile system and sump pump however with the recent rains we have tons of water backing up into our basement. Looking to see if our system needs repaired or if it's something different.
Vicinity of in Des Moines
My subsume doesn't work anymore, I want it repaired or replaced
Vicinity of Dubuque Ave in Des Moines
Water leaking into the basement on south foundation wall and west basement stairwell. Sump pipe needs to be extended further away from the home. Maybe gutter/downspout issues,
Vicinity of Royer Street in Des Moines
I just bought a home and have water in the basement. The walls are wet and want to make sure there are no serious foundation issues or basement issues
Vicinity of Clinton Ave in Des Moines
Currently our backyard pools up when it rains hard. We have a sump pump and some old tiling/drain of some sort but still get water that pools up/leaks in the basement during heavy rains. We have only lived here about a year and hasn't been too bad until this last downpour. Our basement is unfinished. I am curious what can be done to possibly get backyard water drained/flowing out and basement waterproofing. We also have some foundations cracking in the basement but doesn't appear to be shifting.
Vicinity of Garden Ave. in Des Moines
I get large streams of water seeping through the foundation when the ground is heavily saturated and with large amounts of rain. Also, the floor of the garage which is attached to the basement is cracking and buckling. Cracks in foundation as well.
Vicinity of Williams Street in Des Moines
Would like to find out where leaks are coming from, if there's any water damage, if I need to cover cracks, etc
Vicinity of in Des Moines
I have a concrete slab, driveway and patio behind my house that has settled. The slab is broken and part of it has settled lower than the other, and it collects water and allows the water to get in the basement. The slab, driveway and patio all are abutting the foundation of the house. The problem is there is an air conditioning unit sitting on top of it. I would like to find out the cost to raise the slab and have it sealed so water can stop coming in the basement. Also, I have a front sidewalk off the driveway that leads to the front door that has cracked as intended but, is hollow underneath due to ground squirrels. I'd like to take care of that as well.
Vicinity of Franklin Ave in Des Moines
We have water coming through our basement walls. Would like to have someone look at this asap
Vicinity of in Des Moines
There is a section of my foundation that is cracking and settling in the Northwest corner of our property.
Vicinity of in Des Moines
We're looking to remodel our basement which is partially finished. There's a fairly consistent mildew smell in the spring and summer, unless we consistently keep humidifiers running. We do have some moisture penetration along the south and east walls, but that could be a grading issue. I would like to have you come out to offer your expertise and possible solutions.
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