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Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Des Moines

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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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.

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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.

Crawl Space Dehumidifier

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.

Groundworks expert lifts a customers driveway concrete

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.


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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