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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in Des Moines, IA

In Des Moines’ neck of the woods, homeowners experience the harshest of every season. With the right foundational and structural solutions, you can fortify your home to stand strong no matter the weather.

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We’re not just the experts. We’re your neighbors.

Since 1992, we’ve been going the extra mile in home repair, protection, and customer service. Missouri, eastern Kansas, northern Arkansas, and southern Iowa trusts us to get the job done right, the first time.

Highly Rated and Highly Trusted

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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.

Gary Mullenberg

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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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excellent work

excellent work

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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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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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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.

Jeramiah Bailey

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Bryce, Brandon and Todd were professional, courteous and did an overall phenomenal job!!!

Bryce, Brandon and Todd were professional, courteous and did an overall phenomenal job!!!

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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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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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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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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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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.

Marcia Coughennower

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Foundation problems suck, let's be honest. Cody Shipley walked us through the options and helped us find something that worked with…

Foundation problems suck, let's be honest. Cody Shipley walked us through the options and helped us find something that worked with us.Furthermore, I'm impressed at the hoops the crew installing it had to go through. Our neighborhood streets are being worked on by the city and they had to deal with our street potentially getting closed without notice. They had a plan if it came to that, but thankfully it didn't.

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Eric walked us through the process of getting the repairs made to our basement wall. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with….

Eric walked us through the process of getting the repairs made to our basement wall. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. We will have our wall fixed in less than two weeks!

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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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great customer service !!! great presentation and knowledge

great customer service !!! great presentation and knowledge

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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 was very professional and knowledgeable to work with.

Dalton was very professional and knowledgeable to work with.

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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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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.

Basement Waterproofing Expertise in Des Moines

The lively city of Des Moines and neighboring counties of Dallas, Jasper, and Polk are decently removed from water. The area isn’t completely dry, though, as summers bring high humidity and frequent thunderstorms. The wet summers and bitter winters can cause freezing and thawing of your soil, putting your basement walls or foundation at risk of cracking. 

Soil matters when it comes to your foundation. The topsoil and subsoil in Des Moines are made up of a silty-clay loam. Clay can mean trouble for your foundation, especially if weakened by certain backfill soil put in place during construction. When clay interacts with water, it expands, creating hydrostatic pressure that can cause your walls to bow, leak, or crumble. The moisture can also enter your basement or foundation and create cracking, mold, mildew, and condensation. You might notice a foul smell around your home or even higher energy bills. As outside air seeps in through your crumbling foundation, it can bring unhealthy particles and unstable temperatures from the outside. 

You need an expert who can correct these issues at the source, so you never have to deal with the headache again. Foundation Recovery Systems is proud of our local knowledge and years of experience in foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and structural solutions. Our goal is to fix your home the right way, so you can have it forever. 

Foundation Solutions for your Unique Home

Groundworks Experts Assess and Repair a Home Foundation

Foundation Repair

When problems with your home’s foundation arise, it can bring a variety of other issues along with it. Here’s how our specialized solutions can repair your home’s foundation to it’s original stability.

Groundworks Expert explains to home owner the solution installed in their basement

Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing your basement is key to having a healthy environment in your home, as well as preventing problems in the future. Learn more about the benefits of waterproofing your basement.

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Crawl Space Repair

When it comes to the health of your home’s crawl space, there are many factors and problem signs at work. Knowing what the signs are could help you indicate that it’s time for repairs.

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Concrete Lifting

The stability and consistency of the concrete around your home is an important factor to it’s overall aesthetic and wellbeing. Here’s what you should know about the concrete lifting options for your home.

Why Choose Us?

Local Expertise

Our team of professionals has undergone extensive training. You can rest assured knowing your home is in good hands and will be properly protected by our team of experts.

Customizable Solutions

All our solutions are fully customizable and can be specifically tailored to meet your home’s repair needs. Every home is unique, and that’s why we ensure every solution is too.

Unmatched Quality

We never sacrifice quality for quantity or time. We work until the job is done the right way, and we firmly believe that every customer deserves the highest quality solutions and professionalism, no matter where they live.

Peace of Mind

It is our goal to ensure we provide exactly what is needed to fix the problem, permanently. Peace of mind comes standard with everything we do.

Continued Service & Maintenance

Our service and maintenance programs ensure the solutions we install continue to function to their highest ability and properly protect your home.

Warranty

All our products and services are backed by long-term warranties. A warranty is only as good as the company behind it. We are leaders in the industry who stand behind our engineered, tested, and approved repairs.

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