Wes understands the importance of relating to customers and tending to their individual needs. He joined the MidAmerica Basement Systems team with a background in the automotive industry. Wes was eager to be a part of the MidAmerica Basement Systems team, so he could work with the best in the business.
MidAmerica Basement Systems realized what a great asset Wes would be to the company and the customers it serves and brought him aboard. Wes received extensive installation and classroom training, job site experience, and hands on training. Upon completion of his training, Wes earned the esteemed title of “Certified System Design Specialist”.
MidAmerica Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer for the Foundation Support Works Contractor Network and Basement Systems Contractor Network - a group of over 300 of the best repair contractors in North America and the world. This network has exclusive access to patented products, comprehensive training, and exclusive certification testing and support through the national companies.
Wes enjoys meeting with homeowners, contractors, property managers and real estate professionals, helping them solve their damp, smelly basement and crawlspace problems as well as foundation problems. During Wes’ free time, he spends time with his wife, Valerie, and two kids, Morgan and Cody- camping, boating, and being outdoors. Wes also enjoys riding his motorcycle, golfing, and getting together with friends for the occasional cigar. Wes is also active in his church, and involved with the Community Organization Kids Against Hunger. Wes would like to thank you for welcoming him into your home and is eager to help you.
Rob recently moved to a new home and was concerned about the untreated crawlspace. The previous owners had tried to make the area moisture proof by installed foam boards along the wooden joists flooring system. Rob reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems to had the area properly sealed. He was offered a CleanSpace encapsulation. CleanSpace is a thick liner that permanently seals off exposed, damp dirt from the rest of the crawlspace. Sealing off the ground with a vapor barrier has significantly improved the efficiency in the home over the foam boards that were originally installed in the crawlspace.
Britauna was in the process of replacing her old carpet flooring with laminate when she noticed that her slab foundation had begun to sink. She quickly reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems for help. PolyLevel was offered to lift and stabilize the sinking slab for the home owner. The high-density polymers have a lifting force of 2,000 to 4,000 pounds per square foot, allowing for the structure of the home to be properly lifted. The 1 to 2 inch gaps quickly began to vanish, filling the voids under the foundation and lifting the floor back up against the floor vents. The expansion of the PolyLevel effectively stabilized the slab, allowing for the homeowner to continue her new flooring process. Britauna no longer has issues with large gaps between the floor and the walls thanks to PolyLevel.
Mike was concerned about the cracks and inward shifting of his basement foundation. The separation between the blocks was becoming worse and worse, and he knew that something needed to be done quickly before the foundation could gave in. Mike reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems for help and design specialist, Wes, was there to offer him a permanent foundation solution. A PowerBrace system was offered to permanently stabilize the wall, preventing any more inward movement. The patented I-Beam system also offers the unique tightening feature that can over time, increase the appearance of the bowing wall. Keeping a constant torqued pressure against the wall will not only stops the wall from worsening because help reverse the bowing issue. Thanks to the help from MidAmerica Basement Systems, Mike no longer worries about his foundation wall failing.
James and Cheryl have always had a sump pump in their basement, but lately they were noticing water seeping in through their foundation walls. They reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems to have their basement looked at. After inspection, it was offered that they have CleanSpace wall liner installed along the leaking wall to help reduce moisture levels, and properly direct it to a WaterGuard system. WaterGuard helps collect seeping water from the walls and floor, and redirects it to the sump pump so it can be properly discharged from the home.
Water can get in through the foundation walls of your basement and there is a way to stop the water from coming in this way, CleanSpace. This was happening to a homeowner's home in Dubuque, IA. CleanSpace was installed within the homeowner's home to create a barrier to stop water from coming into their home through the basement walls.
CleanSpace is a bright white, clean, durable vapor barrier for basement walls. It is a permanent installation that is installed with permanent drilled-in fasteners. Its job is to stop water leaks from spreading throughout walls and will drain the water leakage. It has a washable surface so if anything would happen to get on it, it can be washed off. It can conform to any type of walls such as bumpy and stone walls.
The homeowner's basement is now dry with no worry in mind about water getting back in through the basement walls. If you too are looking into having your basement waterproofed and would like to learn more, do not hesitate to reach out to MidAmerica Basement Systems. We would be more than happy to send a Design Specialist out to come to give you a free, no-obligation estimate. Contact us today!
Kathleen called out to MidAmerica Basement Systems because she was having issues with her recently new basement windows. It seemed that every time it rained, her windows would leak, and needed a solution to have it stopped. As Wes explained to her, new windows do not prevent water from seeping in completely, they only help. Adding SunHouse Window Enclosures with covers will increase the stopping of leaking window. SunHouse Window Wells are made of a strong and durable plastic that won’t rust or rot over time, and offer more natural light into the basement. The enclosed bottom also prevents weeds from growing and the lids prevents leaves, debris and water from entering.
Homeowners Ralph and Janice have lived in their home for fifteen years but for the last year they have had some water problems in their basement. Heavy rain would cause leaking and has caused damage to most of their carpet which was forced to be removed. When they contacted MidAmerica Basement they knew that they were in good hands.
Homeowner, Mark wanted his basement waterproofed, but to continue to have the finished look that he already had in his basement. MidAmerica Basement Systems was happy to help him out! Design Specialist, Wes was able to come out and give him the best recommendation for his basement. Wes recommended to waterproof the basement that the best solution would be WaterGuard and a TrenchDrain. Since Mark wanted to space to sill appear finished, Wes also recommended Everlast Basement Wall System.
Installer, Bill was able to come out to install the WaterGuard, TrenchDrain, and also the EverLast Basement Wall System. The Everlast Basement Wall System is a washable wall surface, that does not need to be painted on, and cannot be ruined by high humidity or any plumbing leaks. A WaterGuard System pairs perfect with the Everlast Basement Wall System. WaterGuard can be installed behind the Everlast Basement Wall System, allowing water to be drained unseen, and away from the basement.
If you too are wanting to waterproof your basement and would like to keep the finish look of your basement like Mark, do not hesitate to reach out to MidAmerica Basement Systems. We would be happy to help you!
David was concerned about the between his driveway and garage slab. Roughly an inch had developed from the sinking of the concrete driveway. Wes, design specialist from MidAmerica Basement Systems, offered David the prefect solution for the sunken concrete. PolyLevel is an injection technology that uses high-density polymers to rise slabs back to desired levels. PolyLevel produces precise and accurate lifts without over- or under-lifting the slab. David’s driveway was restored back to level with the use of PolyLevel.
Debbie is a loyal costumer of MidAmerica Basement Systems who is returning to finish her basement. In the past, she had a water issue that caused her basement to flood and ruin her finished room. She had a waterproofing system and new EverLast Wall Restoration to fix her water problem and ruined walls. When Debbie was having her annual service appointment for her waterproofing system, she was offered ThermalDry Flooring to finish her basement floor. ThermalDry Flooring are snap-together, peg-raised floor tiles that provide a thermal break from the cold concrete floor that will not be damaged by moisture or large amounts of water. Because of the peg-raised system, moisture and water can flow underneath with ease. ThermalDry Flooring is completely made of inorganic materials, preventing any mold or mildew growth, leaving it the ideal flooring solution for the basement atmosphere.
Homeowner Dylan and Melinda have been living in this home for 10 years. 8 of those years have been spent with a wet or damp basement. Heavy rain would cause water to flood into their home. They were concerned with the wet floor and with the water that came in through the window. They were worried that the water could potentially hurt the structural integrity of their home. Dylan and Melinda decided that the TripleSump sump pump was the best option for their home. The TripleSump sump pump is a three-pump system that is guaranteed to keep your basement dry.
Full perimeter WaterGuard System. WateRGuard is a great way to water proof your basement whe paired with a TripleSafe sump pump.
CleanSpace walls will help keep your basement dry. CleanSpace is a liner that is used to isolate the home. The liner is a heavy 20-mil-thick material similar to a pool liner. It is manufactured with seven layers and a blend of high density polyethylene.
When concrete stairs sink, they tend to pull away from the structures they are placed against. In Cedar Rapids, JoAnn was having this issue. Her concrete stairs leading to her front stoop had sunken, leaving a large gap between the two, allowing water to seep in between. With the water seeping in between, it was causing the ground underneath to washout, making the stairs sink even more. PolyLevel was introduced to JoAnn to address her issue. PolyLevel is injected under the concrete stairs to fill the void that has been created, and lift and level the stairs back to their original position. NexusPro Joint Sealant was than applied to seal the crack, preventing future water intrusion.
A basement can be finished once a waterproofing system is installed and we have great products at MidAmerica Basement Systems to do so! A homeowner in Cedar Rapids, IA just had their home waterproofed with MidAmerica Basement Systems. They wanted their basement to once again be a functional space and we were more than happy to help them make it one! Two of the products that were installed were Everlast Basement Wall Systems and also ThermalDry Basement Flooring Systems.
ThermalDry Basement Flooring Systems will keep your basement flooring from being cold and damp and turn it into a beautiful, comfortable place to hang out. There are pegs under the carpeting to provide air space and a thermal break from the cool basement concrete floor. This creates a subfloor that will not be able to rot, grow any mold, or get damaged from water. It comes in four different options, carpet, tile, parquet wood, and also unfinished. This pairs perfectly with the Everlast Basement Wall System making your basement look great and best part yet, water free!
The homeowner is now able to enjoy their basement once again! Its waterproof looks great, and best of all its water free! We were more than happy to help this homeowner out to be able to reach their goals of using their basement for recreational purposes. If you too are looking to have your home waterproofed or would like to finish your basement off, do not hesitate to reach out to MidAmerica Basement Systems. We would be more than happy to send a knowledgable Design Specialist out to your home to give you a free, no-obligation estimate, but to also go over how we can help you meet the needs and goals you have for your basement. Contact us today!
Mary Denise contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems after she noticed her bowing wall was getting worse. She was looking for qualified professionals she trusted to giver the best option for her and the life of her home. After listening to all of Mary Denise’s concerns and taking time to properly assess all of her concerns Design Specialist Wesley Glasglow and Mary Denies came to the conclusion that Carbon Armor was the best option for her home. Carbon Armor can help keep a bowing wall in place and help stabilize it so that it will not move any further.
Richard was concerned about his concrete steps to the front porch, for the stairs had sunken, causing the step from the stairs to the porch to become very large. MidAmerica Basement Systems offered their injection technology to lift and level the sunken stairs. PolyLevel was injected into the steps, filling the void and lifting the concrete. PolyLevel uses a lightweight material that doesn’t exert extra pressure to the failing soil, and provides a permanent solution to leveling concrete. After PolyLevel was injected, the 3inch drop was no longer an issue.
Homeowners Richard and Kay contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems about the front sidewalk to their home. The sidewalk was cracked and sinking in many places. They were interested in the PolyFoam service that we offer. The PolyFoam is a foam that is injected under the slab of concrete that expands and lifts the slab back to its former place.
CleanSpace is a fast, economical way to cover up water damaged, unpleasant basement walls. It is a permanent installation that is installed with drilled-in fasteners. It stops water vapor from spreading throughout the walls and will also drain any wall leaks. It has a washable surface so if any marks or stains happen to appear on the wall they can be washed off. It also can conform to bumpy wall surfaces.
A homeowner in West Union, IA had water damage on the bottom of the basement walls. CleanSpace was the perfect fix to restore them and make them look new and clean once again. If you too are experiencing the same issue, do not hesitate to reach out to MidAmerica Basement Systems. We would be happy to send a Design Specialist out to you to give you a free, no-obligation estimate. Contact us today!
Concrete is a very porous material that allows moisture to pass through and left untreated, can cause mold to grow. Contacting MidAmerica Basement Systems can properly address the issue with installing an effective system to create a vapor barrier between the wall and basement. CleanSpace is a thick liner that is placed along the walls, stopping moisture from entering the basement, and directing it to a WaterGuard system. WaterGuard will than direct the moisture and water to a sump pump where it will be properly discharged from the home, leaving the basement dry.
Rose reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems after the driveway to the Senior Living home where she worked was having driveway and sidewalk issues. The driveway and sidewalks to the building were sinking and cracking and were becoming very dangerous to the residence and to the visitors. PolyLevel is a foam that is injected under your concrete slabs, it fills the void.
Homeowners Mike and Sharon were having some issues with water seeping in their basement during large rainfalls. Water would only come in at a small section on the south side of the home. When they contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems to have their issue addressed, it was noted that water was seeping in through the large gap between the driveway and concrete patio. It was suggested that the injection of NexusPro Joint Sealant be placed along the large crack. This would protect from water seeping in and under the concrete, preventing the pooling water that would seep into the basement foundation. Sealing the gap not only preventing water from pooling underneath and against the foundation, but also prevents ground washouts from under the slabs. When washouts become present, the concrete will then cause the area to sink. NexusPro is not the only way to prevent the water seeping in the basement, and it was also offered that a waterproofing system be installed.
Mike and Sharon began to notice water seeping into a small portion of their basement wall and quickly reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems. Design specialist, Wes, inspected their situation and pointed out the main issue. The driveway had sunken, and pulled away from the home’s foundation, allowing water to seep in between and into the basement. He offered PolyLevel to help lift and level the concrete back against the foundation to prevent future water seepage. After the concrete was leveled, NexusPro Joint Sealant was applied to the crack, helping direct water away from the foundation, and a new waterproof system was installed to prevent any future leaks. Mike and Sharon not only have a waterproofed basement but a newly leveled driveway.
SilverGlo foam insulation with graphite infused throughout the foam is great for refinishing your basement. The graphite drives the insulation value of the foam up by lowering the thermal conductivity. SilverGlo and Basement to Beautiful panels are great of you want to refinish your basement.
Homeowner Jacob contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems after having concerns about the radon levels in his home. Design Specialist Wes Glasglow educated Jacob on why having a radon mitigation system in his home was not only very important but a good idea to keep his family safe.
Homeowner Julie contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems after noticed a window well outside of her home that was starting to bulge. Design Specialist Wes Glasglow did a full inspection of the outside of her home to makes sure Julia had a full understanding of why this was happening to her home. Carbon Armors were installed in her home to make sure that the block wall would no move any further. The carbon armors will hold the wall in its place.
Homeowner, Doug wanted to keep his basement finished and not have to rip up all of his hard work he has put into it. He wanted to find a company that would be able to waterproof his basement without ripping out all of basement walls and flooring. He turned to, MidAmerica Basement Systems and we were happy to help him out!
Design Specialist, Wes was able to recommend the best waterproofing system that would meet his needs. EverLast Basement Wall System would help keep Doug's walls in great condition. It even pairs great with the WaterGuard System. The WaterGuard System can be installed behind the EverLast Basement Wall System to keep water out of his basement he worked so hard on! Installer, Bill was able to come out to install the system in Doug's home.
Uneven, cracked concrete does not need to stay that way. A homeowner in Waterloo, IA had cracks that spread throughout their driveway causing the concrete to start to sink in and become hazardous. It was time to have an expert in the industry to come out to take a look at the issue and give them the best recommendation possible that would put an end to their issue once and for all. They contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems and we were more than happy to help them out!
NexusPro was the answer to fix this homeowner's driveway. It is a long-lasting silicone based sealant. It is filled within cracks to seal them off. It is fifty percent more flexible and can stretch up to twice its original size. It will not crack when concrete moves and your driveway will be able to be used shortly after. You can even have NexusPro applied in extreme temperatures.
Now the homeowner has no more worries in mind when it comes to an uneven, cracked driveway thanks to Wes, Brandon, and the MidAmerica Basement Systems Team. If you too are looking to have your concrete driveway leveled or cracks sealed off, do not hesitate to reach out to MidAmerica Basement Systems. We would be more than happy to send out a Design Specialist to give you a free, no-obligation estimate. Contact us today!
Nada was having issues with the stairs leading into her home, they had sunken and sloped, making it unlevel to enter. She had heard of the new injection technology from MidAmerica Basement System called PolyLevel. PolyLevel is similar to mud jacking, but offers many more advantages. The lightweight polyurethane material effortlessly lifts and levels concrete, using small injection holes. The quick dry time allow for a precise lift, leveling the stairs in minutes. Nada now has a level and stable stoop into her home.
Large cracks and gaps between concrete slabs allows for water to seep in between, causing the ground underneath to wash-out. Wash-outs than can lead to sinking and even more cracked concrete, leaving tripping hazards. Using a NexusPro Joint Sealant, cracks and gaps are permanently sealed, preventing water from seeping down the cracks. NexusPro Joint Sealant helps protect concrete, providing a longer lifespan for concrete and a safer area for walking.