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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. 

Wall Replacement in Des Moines, IA

Wall Replacement in Des Moines, IA

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Jeff noticed his walls were crumbling and falling a part. He talked to our System Design Specialist and wanted to redo the whole wall. He wanted them to take out the old wall and put new cinder blocks in. Jeff also wanted the crew to install WaterGuard. Which that would help prevent water from coming in. 

Concrete Leveling

Concrete Leveling

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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.

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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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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
Travis and his team did an excellent job leveling our stoop and driveway.
Testimonial by Tammi D. from Altoona, IA
The representative and his presentation is what sold me.
Testimonial by Vane & Mar O. 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 permanently 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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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Waterproofing in Ankeny, IA

Homeowners noticed water coming into their basement when all the rain came early May. They wanted to get it fixed immediately because they had valuables in their basement that they did not want to get wet. They called Midwest Basement Systems and wanted to have an expert come out and take a look at the problem. Nick went out to the house and described the problem to them. They signed the contract right away and had Christiam and his crew come out and fix the problem. 

Christiam and his crew were installing WaterGuard, IceGuard, and a sump pump. The pictures in this album are pictures of them getting ready to install all of the items. 

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Bowing walls in Urbandale, IA

These homeowners noticed staircase cracks and bowing walls in their home. They took awhile to have the problem fixed so it got worse on the same spot but also around the whole house. They had Midwest Basement Systems come and take a look at the problem and told them what we could do. The homeowners were very pleased that it wasn't a lot of work and it could get done in one day. They signed the contract and had Matt and his crew come out and do the 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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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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Des Moines 50392, Des Moines 50318, Des Moines 50364, Des Moines 50311, Des Moines 50304, Des Moines 50339, Des Moines 50981, Des Moines 50330, Des Moines 50396, Des Moines 50380, Des Moines 50315, Des Moines 50308, Des Moines 50361, Des Moines 50301, Des Moines 50334, Des Moines 50947, Des Moines 50393, Des Moines 50319, Des Moines 50367, Des Moines 50312, Des Moines 50305, Des Moines 50340, Des Moines 50982, Des Moines 50331, Des Moines 50381, Des Moines 50316, Des Moines 50309, Des Moines 50362, Des Moines 50302, Des Moines 50335, Des Moines 50950, Des Moines 50328, Des Moines 50394, Des Moines 50320, Des Moines 50368, Des Moines 50313, Des Moines 50306, Des Moines 50359, Des Moines 50983, Des Moines 50332, Des Moines 50936, Des Moines 50391, Des Moines 50317, Des Moines 50310, Des Moines 50363, Des Moines 50303, Des Moines 50336, Des Moines 50980, Des Moines 50329, Des Moines 50395, Des Moines 50321, Des Moines 50369, Des Moines 50314, 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 50398, Urbandale 50323, 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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