Basement Waterproofing Services IA and NE
Waterproofing Specialists of Des Moines, Lincoln, Cedar Rapids, Omaha, & Surrounding Areas
Midwest Structural Repair has been providing homeowners with basement waterproofing services for years using advanced systems that will keep your basement dry. Our specialty is making your space a livable area by installing proper water mitigation products, water-resistant walls and floors, yard drains, and noninvasive sump pumps (to be less unsightly). We accommodate all aspects of wet basements including, leaks, seepage, and floods from all areas & elements of this room.
Serving the surrounding areas of Iowa and Nebraska including Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Iowa City, as well as Omaha and Lincoln on the eastern border.
Quality Basement Solutions for Waterproofing
Basement waterproofing is one of the most in-depth service for home restoration. There are many aspects that create leaks within your basement - both external and internal. That's why at Midwest Structural Repair have a certified staff that provide thorough inspections before every project, and use only the best systems in the market. Each situation is unique and requires a different solution.
Flooding can occur with any leak or seepage problem, however in most cases this can be due to a few common issues.
- Bad/broken sump pump with not enough draining
- Backed-up, clogged, or poorly positioned floor drain
- Broken water drain system that no longer works
Water seepage is a slow leak that creeps within the basement from certain vulnerable areas - internal and external.
- Cove joints between wall and floor
- Concrete cracks along the wall
- Yard flooding that creep over the wall
- Floor cracks in all areas of the basement
In theory all water in a basement is considered a leak, however there are certain areas within the basement that visibly leak water at a consistent rate.
- Leaky windows that are not water-resistant
- Pipe penetration and exposed concrete
- Mortar between mason bricks breaking and leaking
Our Waterproofing Products and Systems
Water Evacuation System
Our water evacuation system can be installed without excavating the soil around your home or basement floor. Typically, this system is installed in homes with monolithic floors. Thanks to the easy setup, there is no damage caused to your foundation during the installation of this product.
Installation involves the following steps:
- The concrete surface adjacent to the perimeter block is scarified.
- Weep holes are drilled into the block cells and mortar joints.
- The floor is cleaned with fresh water a few times.
- The drain is attached to the sump pump.
- Two-part epoxy is installed and the system is put into position.
- Epoxy is cleaned and the track is left to cure.
- The system is flood tested for any leaks.
Basement Drainage Waterproofing System
This system features a low profile, wide design allowing for adequate floor thickness to be poured over it after installation. The wider design allows for better water flow while reducing hydrostatic pressure.
Installation involves the following steps:
- Existing concrete is removed around the perimeter of the basement.
- We clean the footing area, removing soil and gravel.
- We drill weep holes into the block cells and mortar joints.
- Then we install the system on top of the exposed footing.
- Once installed, we attach the system to the sump pump.
- Then we restore the concrete we removed earlier.
Waterproofing Edge System
Our water diversion system is said to be one of the most advanced waterproofing systems on the market today. We install a rubber seal around the cove joint that diverts water to the multi-flow drain tile system under your basement. The rubber seal keeps moisture and dangerous gases, such as radon from coming through the cove area into your family's home. We offer different options for both finished, and unfinished basements.
The wide profile design easily diverts water away from your basement through the drainage system and into a sump pump. We install a clear lid onto the sump pump basket or “pit” so you can visually see that the system is working. During installation, we also put in a battery backup sump for extra protection against flooding in the event that your main pump fails, or if you lose power during a vicious storm.
As one of the most advanced systems on the market today, also works incredibly fast. Water is drained away much quicker than other more traditional systems and products offered to homeowners.
Basement Sump Pump
Our sump pumps are specially-designed to be energy efficient and to work together with all of our basement waterproofing products. These pumps drain water away from basement walls, control erosion, improve indoor air quality in your home, and even stop Radon gas from seeping inside. In addition, they also help lower the water table under the floor and around your home eliminating the need for a basement dehumidifiers.
The sumps are carefully installed with a clear, see-thru cover allowing for easy inspection of the unit and pit. Everything is sealed, which helps prevent dangerous soil gases from making their way your family's home. As you can see, our waterproofing systems really can do it all.
Our state of the art sumps also come with the option of a backup system that comes in handy in the event of a power outage or main pump failure during a storm. The switch-over to the backup is automatic, so you won't have to worry about flipping switches or buttons to keep your system going.
Egress Windows & Window Wells
We can install replacement basement windows which are known as egress windows. In most areas, it is now in the building codes that these special windows need to be installed if the homeowner has any intention of finishing the basement or has any bedroom, living, or sleeping areas in this space. They are designed to be easy to use in case of an emergency. If there is something blocking you from getting out of the basement through the first floor of the home, such as a fire, it will be life-saving to have a way out through a basement.
These windows open easily and the wells often have stair or ladder-crevices on them which make it very easy for a person to climb out to ground level. Also, these new windows will have a special drain in the well which can be connected to an existing or new waterproofing system. When it rains or you have melting snow on your lawn, water inside the wells will be drained away and into a sump pump or some other type of waterproofing device so that it doesn't build up and cause problems like your old windows.
For existing window wells we can install window well covers and drain systems.