Foundation Repair

Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling?

Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling? Many homes in the Midwest, like Des Moines, are sitting on foundations constructed of concrete blocks. During housing booms, concrete blocks become popular with builders because they can build a foundation quickly and move on to the above-ground structure faster than they can with poured concrete. A …

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6 Things You Can Learn From Protecting your Basement From Moisture

6 Things You Can Learn From Protecting your Basement From Moisture Are you frustrated with having water in your basement? A wet basement isn’t just an inconvenient hassle for homeowners to deal with. It can pose real problems to your health, home, and property. Any form of moisture can result in harmful mold, damage to …

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HOW DO YOU REPAIR A SINKING FOUNDATION?

HOW DO YOU REPAIR A SINKING FOUNDATION? To repair a sinking foundation, you will need to install piers. This is a fact that everyone in the industry agrees upon. These are steel posts that are driven into the ground around your home, then secured to your foundation with a steel bracket.  Piers hold your foundation …

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The Differences Between Basement Foundation types

  The Differences Between Basement Foundation types When it comes to buying a home or building a new one, basement-foundation-types is imperative that every homeowner understands different things about the home’s main structures and systems. While few people forget to think about the home’s foundation, the simple truth of the matter is that this is …

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What it takes to Excavate and Replace Walls from the Exterior

What it takes to Excavate and Replace Walls from the Exterior If you’re considering investing in foundation repair or basement waterproofing, it’s important to understand what your options are and what is expected with the options. Over the years waterproofing has improved a lot with technology and better options that come with warranties. Foundation excavation …

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Street Creep can Rattle your Driveway and Foundation and Be Very Costly!!

Street Creep can rattle your Driveway and Foundation and be very Costly if Ignored! Here in Des Moines, we are subject to a lot of seasonal changes. In the summer, the soil around the city becomes dry. Then, in the rain-heavy or freezing cold days, the soil can expand like crazy. Experiencing each season is …

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Basement Foundation Wall Crack Repair

Have Basement Wall Cracks?  The basement foundation wall of your home is very important. The walls of your basement are responsible for keeping moisture out of your home, as well as maintaining the stability of your home’s structure. The most common cause of basement water seepage in poured concrete foundations is a vertical crack. When …

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Replacement, Repair, or Stabilization, that is the Question?

Replacement, Repair or Stabilization, that is the question? While there are some extreme cases where a foundation just can’t be fixed, we recommend repairing the foundation whenever possible. Not only is total foundation replacement extremely disruptive and expensive, but it is also not always the answer to your foundation problems. When it comes to your …

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Does Your Home need Piering?

Does your home need Piering? Foundation problems cause homeowners a lot of anxiety and concern. A settling foundation is a pretty common issue and stabilizing your foundation is crucial to protecting your home. BAM Basements is a locally owned and operated company that specializes in waterproofing and foundation repair. We’ve been helping homeowners’ waterproof and …

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