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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 – Thursday: 6 am – 8 pm
Friday: 6 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm

Basement Waterproofing in Des Moines, IA

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. 


Schedule Free Inspection

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, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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. 


Mold and dampness in your basement can be signs of structural damage, but they can also cause huge amounts of damage on their own!

Nasty Basement with falling insulation and mold

Musty Smell

Basements aren’t always pleasant, but a musty smell coming from this area of your home is a sign that you have problems with dampness and mold.

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Flooded Stairs

Basement stairs and their doorways are often installed separately from the rest of the home; this makes them susceptible to dampness issues.

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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. 

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Poor Foundation Drainage

Overflowing gutters, clogged gutters, poor drainage grading and ineffective yard grading contribute to a wet basement. Then the water will drain next to your basement foundation, instead of away from it – then basement leaking begins.

bad sump pump installation

Sump Pump Issues

Basement sump pump issues can lead to water problems which are a mess to clean up and can damage your home.

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Leaky Basement Windows

A leaking window well can make a giant mess in your basement which can make it much less comfortable.

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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

Basement Dehumidifier


A basement dehumidifier will help combat humidity issues in order to keep your basement dry and conserve energy.

Basement sump pump installed in home with Battery Backup

Sump Pump

If you’ve got constant water leaking into or flooding your basement, a sump pump is the answer to getting that water out of your home.

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Drain System

BasementGutter™ Interior Drain Systems are the best basement waterproofing solutions. Keep your home safe and dry with the JES experts.

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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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Our Service Areas

Des Moines Location

2401 SE Creekview Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021

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
1820 N Barnes Ave
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 612-8286
St. Louis Location

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