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Basement Waterproofing in Des Moines, IA

A wet, moldy basement is more than just a nuisance. Your family and the rest of your home can suffer as well. Trust the experts at Foundation Recovery Systems for a thorough inspection and reliable repairs.

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Des Moines, IA Local Office

Foundation Recovery Systems

2401 SE Creekview Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 373-8491

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 6 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm

Serving Des Moines, Ames, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo

Basement Waterproofing in Des Moines, IA

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Homeowners throughout central Iowa, including Des Moines, are no strangers to leaking, moldy, smelly basements. It can be easy for these mostly below-grade areas to sustain damage like cracks and flooding, but no homeowner should have to live with these issues. These are not only nuisances, but they can be harmful to your family’s health and your home’s structural integrity. 

Trying to repair these issues on your own is not a good idea, because your Des Moines basement can be delicate and dangerous. Leave the inspection and repairs to the team at Foundation Recovery Systems. Trusted by thousands of Des Moines homeowners, our professionals will find exactly what’s wrong with your basement and recommend the best solutions to keep it dry for good. 

The Foundation Recovery Systems Process

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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Basement Problem Signs in Des Moines

If you’re noticing any of the following problem signs in your Des Moines basement, it may be time for professional basement waterproofing: wet areas of the basement walls or floor, musty smells coming from below ground level, condensation on windows, wet drywall, increased pest activity, mold, and efflorescence. Some of these issues can be overwhelming or confusing, so, when in doubt, contact your local basement waterproofing experts at Foundation Recovery Systems for help with a free inspection and estimate. 

Causes of Basement Damage in Des Moines

Just as there are numerous types of basement problems, there are many causes behind them. Issues inside your basement like burst plumbing pipes or a malfunctioning sump pump are common sources, but many problems are rooted in the soil under and around your Des Moines home. The silty clay loam soil common in the area can expand significantly when wet and greatly shrink when dry. Too much water from rain and snowmelt can exacerbate the clay bowl effect and lead to excessive hydrostatic pressure. This, in turn, causes basement walls and floors to crack and leak. 

Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Des Moines

No two Des Moines homes are alike, which is why your basement needs customized solutions tailored to meet and exceed the challenges it faces. While our inspectors will present you with a variety of solutions, the most commonly used include interior drainage, sump pumps, battery backup sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and wall vapor barriers. Each piece is important to the puzzle, and all of them make up a comprehensive basement waterproofing system that will keep your home free of water and moisture issues

Why Choose Foundation Recovery Systems

For three decades, homeowners in Des Moines and nearby have trusted their home and basement repair to Foundation Recovery Systems. Our team lives and work in the areas we serve such as Des Moines, so we are very familiar with how basements are affected by the area’s wet and humid summers, cold winters, and silty clay loam soil. We also have earned glowing customer feedback and recognitions like the Angi Super Service Award. 

We are your local basement waterproofing experts that can tackle sources of basement leaks and moisture. If you are noticing problems in your Des Moines home’s basement, contact us today to schedule a free basement inspection and repair estimate. We have helped thousands of area homeowners create safe, dry, and healthy homes, and we are ready to help you too. 

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Jordan was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He took the time to explain all out options thoroughly.

Jordan was very professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. He took the time to explain all out options thoroughly.

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Foundation Recovery Systems installed 11 helical piers on the sinking addition to our house. First, our inspector/estimator, Tanner, was…

Foundation Recovery Systems installed 11 helical piers on the sinking addition to our house. First, our inspector/estimator, Tanner, was very informative, listened well to our concerns, and was easy to communicate with. After work was completed, Tanner followed up with a phone call to make sure we were pleased with the crew's work. Our crew foreman, Jon, and the rest of the crew were very professional and very hard working. Jon communicated with me clearly about what they were doing and why each step of the way. He also kept me informed of obstacles they encountered and how they were solving them. The crew accidentally damaged some window trim and an exterior door threshold, but Jon told me immediately about it and the company has reimbursed us every penny for repairs. The crew completed their work and we are so happy we hired FRS!

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Chris was on time , very professional and explained things well. Very impressed.

Chris was on time , very professional and explained things well. Very impressed.

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Tyler, Bryce and Brandon were all professional, informative and patient with our many questions. They made us feel as if we were the most…

Tyler, Bryce and Brandon were all professional, informative and patient with our many questions. They made us feel as if we were the most important clients ever. Superb job on our driveway!

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Thank you to the great team at Foundation Recovery Systems. Our front stairs were pulling away from the house due to a sinking sidewalk and …

Thank you to the great team at Foundation Recovery Systems. Our front stairs were pulling away from the house due to a sinking sidewalk and we were finding cracks in our driveway from voids under the surface. Todd came out and walked us through the quote, answered all of our questions. Today we had a great experience with our installers Bryce and Brandon. They were very thorough in walking through the work process and the finished process looks great. The plugs where the poly were inserted look seamless, everything looks great. Polite, punctual, professional, excellent work!

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Our home had several sidewalk sections that had sunk at different rates, leaving uneven edges that were trip hazards. Bryce and Brandon of…

Our home had several sidewalk sections that had sunk at different rates, leaving uneven edges that were trip hazards. Bryce and Brandon of FRS briefed me on their approach to leveling the walkway. They worked hard and carefully, and their experience showed in how good the sidewalk now looks, with trip hazards eliminated. While the service is not inexpensive, communications, process and work went well, with an end result that was better than I anticipated.

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Tyler and his team installed a gutter system in our basement and did a great job!! They were friendly and very efficient at installing this!…

Tyler and his team installed a gutter system in our basement and did a great job!! They were friendly and very efficient at installing this! Eric the salesman, was also great to work with, so overall we're very satisfied!

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Chris cliff and tanner did an excellent job on my basement and downspouts. Highly recommend this company

Chris cliff and tanner did an excellent job on my basement and downspouts. Highly recommend this company

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great customer service !!! great presentation and knowledge

great customer service !!! great presentation and knowledge

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Jordan was great to work with. He came out for the initial visit the same day we contacted them for the inquiry. He was knowledgeable and…

Jordan was great to work with. He came out for the initial visit the same day we contacted them for the inquiry. He was knowledgeable and explained all options clearly.Bryce and Brandon arrived on time, reviewed the work and started in right away. They were friendly, professional and very efficient. The work they did looks great!! I would definitely recommend this team to others. Thanks guys!

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Jordon was very professional and answered all our questions throughly. He was very honest and informative about the work that will be…

Jordon was very professional and answered all our questions throughly. He was very honest and informative about the work that will be done and why. He is very kind, personable and trustworthy. We are very pleased with his representation of this excellent service of restoration. Thank you!!! 😊

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Great team. Bryce and Brandon were quick and professional.

Great team. Bryce and Brandon were quick and professional.

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We had the pleasure of meeting with Chris for initial consultation. We cannot say enough about how great the experience was! He was…

We had the pleasure of meeting with Chris for initial consultation. We cannot say enough about how great the experience was! He was communicative the day of the appointment, prompt, knowledgeable, and was straightforward about what issues he saw right off the bat as well as what kind of price point we could expect. We were given multiple options and there was never any pressure to make a decision. On top of that, there was never a moment where it felt like we were being upsold or given an inflated price. He took the time to go over what the process for the work would look like and what we could expect after. I would work with Chris again in an instant and can’t recommend him enough. Foundation repair can feel like a scary concept but we felt we were in good hands the entire experience.

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James(Jay) was polite, knowledgeable and overall great to work with. He addressed the issues I have with my steps and provided a solution…

James(Jay) was polite, knowledgeable and overall great to work with. He addressed the issues I have with my steps and provided a solution without being pushy. He looks out for his customers best interest. I highly recommend him!

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Jordan was a straight shooter and very knowledgeable with concrete issues. His knowledge and background help me make the decision to use…

Jordan was a straight shooter and very knowledgeable with concrete issues. His knowledge and background help me make the decision to use Foundation Recovery Systems. Very reasonable and fair pricing.

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Our whole experience with FRS was positive. From the inspection to the final walkthrough every single employee we dealt with is…

Our whole experience with FRS was positive. From the inspection to the final walkthrough every single employee we dealt with is knowledgeable, professional and polite. The work was done on time. They get extra praise for their customer communication through out the whole project. Thank you Renee, Chris, Craig, John, James and Derek and the rest of the team.

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Jordan, Bryce and Brandon were all very nice to work with. They answered all our questions, and did excellent work. On time and cleaned up…

Jordan, Bryce and Brandon were all very nice to work with. They answered all our questions, and did excellent work. On time and cleaned up afterwards.

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Dalton Campbell was great! Assessment , consultation and installation all DONE within four hours . That’s my kinda business !!!

Dalton Campbell was great! Assessment , consultation and installation all DONE within four hours . That’s my kinda business !!!

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Detailed and thorough analysis of our problem. Jordan Mullen's concept and presentation was very reassuring. I am looking forward to…

Detailed and thorough analysis of our problem. Jordan Mullen's concept and presentation was very reassuring. I am looking forward to completing the project.

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Chris was great to work with for my inspection and estimate. Look forward to getting work done on my crawlspace.

Chris was great to work with for my inspection and estimate. Look forward to getting work done on my crawlspace.

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Our Locations

Cedar Rapids Location

3349 Southgate Ct SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 220-5034

Central Illinois Location

2064 N Woodford St.
Decatur, IL 62526

Des Moines Location

2401 SE Creekview Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 373-8491

Kansas City Location

7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite C-210
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 774-1539

Lee's Summit Location

211 SE State Route 150
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
(816) 774-1539

Moberly Location

1401 US-24
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 202-8662

Springfield Location
3020 N. Martin Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 612-8286
St. Louis Location

1625 Larkin Williams rd.
Fenton, MO 63026
(314) 207-9995