Basement Waterproofing in Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines, IA Local Office
Foundation Recovery Systems
2401 SE Creekview Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Serving Des Moines, Ames, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo
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.
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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.
Basement floor cracks can be easily and effectively repaired as part of a proper perimeter drainage system.
Basement Water Damage Help
From time to time, and particularly during the heaviest rains, we’ll speak with a homeowner who has just discovered that their basement is flooded with several inches to several feet of groundwater. The homeowners are, understandably, very upset that their personal items (and sometimes their home’s utilities) have been damaged or destroyed by water. That’s […]
Basement Sump Pump Failure
Sump pumps are a vital piece of equipment in your basement to keep water out and prevent your basement from flooding. If your sump pump fails to activate or becomes clogged with debris, your home could quickly become flooded.
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.
Leaking Basement Floor
When your basement floor starts to leak, you can reach out to area professionals for home waterproofing solutions.
Poor Foundation Drainage
If you have noticed dampness and damage in your basement, poor foundation drainage could be an underlying factor. Our experts can help you to deal with it.
The Clay Bowl Effect
The clay bowl effect plagues homeowners living on loose soil. You can work with contractors to protect your home from its related damage.
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
Our sump pump system can pump out an excess of 11,500 gallons of water on a fully charged battery– that’s enough water to fill a small swimming pool!
Basement Dehumidifier System
If you have a humid basement or notice any condensation or mold growth, consider our self-draining, energy-efficient basement & crawl space dehumidifier!
Basement Drainage System
Not all basement drains are treated equally. Some function differently, and some work better than others.
Basement Wall Solutions
Basements are very susceptible to moisture issues, so you need a product that is designed to withstand the extra moisture and be able to protect the space from water damage. Our basement wall finishing products are designed just for that and can handle the extra humid environment.
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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On site foreman/workers Cliff and Jackson were very good to work with. Great attention to detail. I am very happy with the work and completion of project. Crewmen were attentive to my questions and thorough.View review Read Leanne Otting's review for
Our inspector Eric was out and did a great job and explained everything to us. He took the time to explain everything in great detail and is very confident in our fix. We look forward to having FRS out to take care of our foundation issues!View review Read Megan Fulton's review for
Bryce, Jane’s and Chris were all great to work with, and the job looks great! Very happy with how the project turned out.View review Read Jeff Storey's review for
Chris Vanderpool was very friendly and easy to work with. Pricing was extremely fair and much less expensive than other companies I have gotten quotes from. I really appreciate how he explained all of the details of how everything works.View review Read Jay B's review for
Bryce and James did my concrete leveling and they were very professional and using common sense when discussing how to do the job between the two. They were even able to do a better job of leveling then I thought they were able to do in one section.…View review Read Steven Probasco's review for
Greg, Gage and Joe fixed all known cracks in the walls, provided additional drainage to prevent further damage in a timely manner. They were very friendly and I will highly recommend this company to family and friends.View review Read Karen Moffatt's review for
Chris and Randy did an excellent job!!View review Read Dustin Bartz's review for
Bryce and James did an awesome job! Steps look brand new!View review Read Kellie's review for
Chris did a great job and was very knowledgeable.View review Read Mr N's review for
Chris was very thorough in the explanation of the process of crawlspace encapsulation and what will be done. Was extremely pleased.View review Read Jacob Hejlik's review for
Cliff and Jackson were very thorough and polite. They kept the house in great condition and did a great job! Highly recommend!!View review Read Deidre Zihlman's review for
Greg, Cliff and Landen were great! Everything completed in a timely manner. All were friendly and answered all our questions. Would definitely recommend.View review Read Natalie Breen's review for
Greg and his crew (Gage & Landen) finished a four day project of replacing sill plates, sealing a crawl space, and a few other jobs and they did great!!! The crawl space looks fantastic and has greatly improved the air quality of our home. They also…View review Read Kjata's review for
Eric, Bryce, & James were amazing! From start to finish. They were very focused on making sure I got what I needed done and didn’t try stearing me away from what I was looking to get done. Literally had my estimate yesterday and already done…View review Read Matt Ferriss's review for
Clifford and his crew, Jackson and DJ, did an excellent job on the project. We appreciated them working with us on some customer preparations misunderstandings. They communicated well and did a thorough job. Highly recommend.View review Read Brenton & Ellen Kuchera's review for
We had Chris come give us a quote, very nice guy and right on time! We will definitely be going thru with the job.View review Read Madi Becker's review for
Eric was very responsive to my initial inquiry and did well in walking me through the process and costs. Bryce and James did a fantastic job of leveling and caulking joints and I feel that the driveway and sidewalks will remain in great shape for…View review Read Mark Weyer's review for
Very pleased with Chris V. and company . No worries at all. Thank you very much.View review Read Jittaun Floyd's review for
Have not done work yet. Estimate of work needed done by Chris. He was on time friendly and knowledgeable. He was very easy to talk to. Will most definitely be getting the work done with foundation recovery systems.View review Read Donna Scharf's review for
So far we have met with Eric B. for an estimate on concrete leveling and to discuss options. He was ontime and confirmed the appointment prior to arrival. During our discussion he recomended visiting with our neighbor since we would be working…View review Read Mark Ziino's review for