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  • By Tom E.
    Peoria, IL

    "Very helpful and informative."

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    By Tom E.
    Peoria, IL

    Very helpful and informative.

  • By Allen &.
    Ohio, IL

    "Devin Davis & Oscar Munoz were awesome! they are very professional and polite. I will be requesting them when the rest of our..."

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    By Allen &.
    Ohio, IL

    Devin Davis & Oscar Munoz were awesome! they are very professional and polite. I will be requesting them when the rest of our products come in!

  • By Alvin And Janice T.
    Kewanee, IL

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    By Alvin And Janice T.
    Kewanee, IL

  • By Bernard
    Wataga, IL

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    By Bernard
    Wataga, IL

  • By Amanda C.
    Wilton, IA

    "I just want to say thanks again to our installation crew, Mike and Levi, it was a little tough for this home owner to see a giant..."

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    By Amanda C.
    Wilton, IA

    I just want to say thanks again to our installation crew, Mike and Levi, it was a little tough for this home owner to see a giant hole in the wall, but they assured me it would be fine and look great and they were right!!!

  • By Cynthia W.
    Waterloo, IA

    "we have dogs and your men called us ahead of coming so that we had time to corral the dogs. thankful for that. crew was courteous..."

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    By Cynthia W.
    Waterloo, IA

    we have dogs and your men called us ahead of coming so that we had time to corral the dogs. thankful for that. crew was courteous and helpful. cleaned up well after. very pleassed

  • By Lori D.
    Davenport, IA

    "A stellar company with stellar employees, stellar values, stellar procedures equals stellar job outcomes and stellar satisfaction..."

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    By Lori D.
    Davenport, IA

    A stellar company with stellar employees, stellar values, stellar procedures equals stellar job outcomes and stellar satisfaction given to customers! Very impressed with the professionalism!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Homeowner Expresses Gratitude with a Handwritten Letter to MidAmerica Basement Systems" Read Full Testimonial

    Anna H. of Rock Falls, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Anna H. of Rock Falls, Illinois has lived in many different homes over the years, and has never had an issue with a leaking basement until her current home. She spent many days searching and researching information on many different companies before contacting MidAmerica Basement Systems. The level of professionalism that goes along with the reviews and testimonials of the company was only the beginning. When Joe, her design specialist arrived at her home, he properly inspected and offered the most effective solutions for her basement, and for that, Anna continues to spread the word on ho professional Joe is. When it came to having the system installed, Bill and Josh were pleasant and knowledgeable towards all the questions and concerns that she had. They were sure to have all their actions approved by Anna before they continued with their job. Anna thanks the men for the wonderful work they did, and especially for the respect they had for her home.
    Anna H.
    Rock Falls, IL
  • "WQAD Dry Basement Giveaway Allows Homeowner to Move Forward in Waterproofing Basement in Monmouth, IL" Read Full Testimonial

    Denise S. of Monmouth, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              When Denise first purchased her home, she knew that she would want to someday finish her basement. After a few years of living in her home, she began to notice water seepages, putting her basement finishing project on hold. She knew that she couldn’t afford both basement waterproofing and basement finishing, so instead she left the basement unattended. When Denise heard of the WQAD Dry Basement Giveaway by MidAmerica Basement Systems, she thought she would give it a shot. Design specialist Joe Sarb, had inspected her situation and informed her on what she would need to do to fix her leaking basement. The day finally came when the winner was announced and Denise couldn’t believe it. She received a full perimeter drainage system, WaterGuard, and a TripleSafe sump pump. Denise also added CleanSpace Wall and a spray foam installation to help decrease humidity levels and increase the efficiency of the basement. She now has a dry basement that she can either leave the way it is, or finish it the way she would like.
    Denise S.
    Monmouth, IL
  • "Basement Waterproofing and Finishing for the Long Haul for Homeowners in Milan, IL" Read Full Testimonial

    Kathy & Richard B. of Milan, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              When Kathy and her husband first purchased their home, they never worried about a leaking basement, but over the years, water started seeping in and damaging their finished area. Water would come in all areas of the foundation, making the area unlivable. They reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems because the previous homeowner had encapsulated the crawlspace. Design specialist, Joe, offered them a full basement waterproofing system with the option of Total Basement Finishing products to help complete and finish their basement. Project foreman Mike and his crew installed a WaterGuard and TripleSafe waterproofing system to ensure the basement will stay dry. EverLast Wall Panels and ThermalDry Flooring provided Kathy and her husband the relief of knowing that if for any reason the basement was to become wet or flood, the walls and flooring will not be damaged by moisture or mold. Kathy and her husband now have a basement the they can use forever without worry of moisture damage.
    Kathy & Richard B.
    Milan, IL
  • "A stellar company with stellar employees, stellar values, stellar procedures equals stellar job outcomes and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Lori D. of Davenport, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              Very Professional from first point of contact to completion of job. Every one no matter what area, sales, office, working crew, were right on target and did their job well! I felt informed, included, taken care of by a very professional company! Cost of job I felt was very reasonable! Joe Sarb is Stellar! He matched my needs specifically and found a plan for me that fit my needs. Every detail he mentioned was going to happen, happened on the exact time line he gave! Outstanding sales person! What he preaches, happens! Justin Bailey -Stellar! Justin and his crew had excellent attitudes, are incredibly hard workers, worked as team members, were conscientious of my feelings and a crew I found to be very professional! They do laborious work, not easy work, and the whole time I did not hear one complaint, or negativity! Justin's calm and nice demeanor is definately a key to his crew working as team members, yet he is right along working with them and foremaning the job extremely well! Great job, Guys! They left it almost cleaner then they found it! Excellent crew! They transformed my basement!
    Lori D.
    Davenport, IA
  • "Justin and his crew did a great job." Read Full Testimonial

    Paul O. of Galena, IL

    Customer Testimonial

              Joe went over all my options for encapsulating my crawlspace. We decided on what we thought would give us the most bang for our buck. Justin and his crew did a great job. Justin and his crew took away all of the scrap/garbage from the work they did. At the end, everything looked great.
    Paul O.
    Galena, IL
  • "I couldn't have asked for a better clean up job, there was very little dust, after a couple minutes of..." Read Full Testimonial

    Amanda C. of Wilton, IA

    Customer Testimonial

              I just want to say thanks again to our installation crew, Mike and Levi, it was a little tough for this home owner to see a giant hole in the wall, but they assured me it would be fine and look great and they were right!!! Joe Sarb did an amazing job selling me on these windows, he met with my husband and I at a time that worked perfect for us and was very knowledgeable about the products that were offered and answered all of our questions to our satisfaction. The installation crew was amazing! Mike Keck and Levi (I think that is the right name) were very professional and did an amazing job of making the window look like it has been there all along, I was amazed at how quickly the installation was completed and at how well they cleaned up after themselves. I couldn't have asked for a better clean up job, there was very little dust, after a couple minutes of sweeping and rearranging my basement was back to normal! We were recommended to your company several years ago for a sump pump install. When Job Sarb came to inspect the pump recently he offered me some flyers about windows and other services that I didn't even realize were offered. We had been talking for a long time about doing an egress window and after working with Joe we decided to purchase and egress window as well as 4 new basement windows.
    Amanda C.
    Wilton, IA

Meet Our Team

Joe Sarb from MidAmerica Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Joe Sarb from MidAmerica Basement Systems

Before starting in the work force, Joe attended St Norbert College where he studied business and played football for 3 years.  He then transferred to Illinois State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree.  Joe has worked in customer service his whole career since college.

MidAmerica Basement Systems realized what a great asset Joe would be to the company and the customers it serves and brought him aboard. Joe received extensive installation and classroom training at our facility in Davenport, IA and in Omaha, NE. Upon completion of his training, Joe earned the esteemed title of “Certified System Design Specialist”.  

Joe 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 Joe’s free time you will find him playing golf, running with his two dogs, or taking in a sporting event with his wife Michelle and son Owen.

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  • Waterproofing 20 yrs of Water Intrusion in Dixon, IL
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    Waterproofing 20 yrs of Water Intrusion in Dixon, IL
    After

    The homeowner from Dixon called the team at MidAmerica Basement Systems because they were tired of tacking water intrusion in their basement. The homeowners explained that they had been experiencing this issue for over 20 years and enough was enough. The team installed WaterGuard and SuperSump pump to address the issue. The homeowners feel great about their basement now!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Sterling, IL
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Sterling, IL
    After

    Sterling, IL homeowners were dissatisfied with their wet basement. They contacted design specialist, Joe Sarb, to waterproof the basement. Shortly thereafter, foreman Robert Stoutenburg and his team installed patented WaterGuard and a new TripleSafe sump pump with CleanSpace Wall to keep the water out of the basement. These homeowners are happy to have a dry basement!

  • Brightened up Basement Space in Annawan, IL
    Before
    Brightened up Basement Space in Annawan, IL
    After

    The homeowner of this basement in Annawan wanted to bring in more light into their basement. They contacted our team and we installed a bigger, brighter and more functional StakWEL window system. Now the homeowners have a warmer, more inviting basement!

  • Keeping a Crawlspace Dry and Bright in Morrison, IL
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    Keeping a Crawlspace Dry and Bright in Morrison, IL
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    Having an untreated crawlspace can lead to a damp home, not to mention a mold problem if not treated properly. For Bill, he was having an issue with both. He reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems for help, and he was offered a total crawlspace encapsulation with CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a thick, pool-like liner that completely and permanently seals off the exposed ground from the rest of the crawlspace. The liner also has an antimicrobial additive manufactured in it to prevent future mold growth, making it ideal in a damp, moist situation. CleanSpace liner not only provides a permanent seal against moisture, but also provides the crawlspace with a bright and clean finish. Bill no longer worries of high moisture levels in his home. 

  • Bowing Wall Repair in Colona, IL
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    Bowing Wall Repair in Colona, IL
    After

    Yvonne and Michael were concerned about cracks in their walls. They called MidAmerica Basement Systems, and met with design specialist Joe Sarb. Joe showed Yvonne and Michael that they're concerns about cracks in the wall was actually related to a bowing wall. Joe suggested PowerBraces to stabilize and potentially correct the bowing wall problem over time. Now, the wall is stable, and Yvonne and Michael sleep easy at night. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Clinton, IA
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Clinton, IA
    After

    The homeowners of this Clinton basement wanted to remedy their damp, wet basement so the experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems were contacted. The team installed WaterGuard perimeter drainage system and SuperSump pump system and now the homeowners’ have a basement better equipped to handle water intrusion.

  • Waterproofing Project Protects Clinton, IA Basement
    Before
    Waterproofing Project Protects Clinton, IA Basement
    After

    An older home in Clinton, IA needed some help keeping the water out of the basement. This image shows a WaterGuard below floor drainage system backed by CleanSpace in this now fully waterproofed basement space. WaterGuard helps capture all water directed down the wall by the CleanSpace vapor barrier wall system and sends it to the sump pump.

  • ThermalDry Tile Flooring in Clinton, IA
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    ThermalDry Tile Flooring in Clinton, IA
    After

    After using MidAmerica Basement Systems for basement waterproofing, Clinton homeowners called design specialist Joe Sarb back out to their home to talk about ThermalDry Tile Flooring. Soon, foreman Justin Reger, who had also lead the waterproofing job, was back out to the house to install beautiful new ThermalDry Tile Flooring. It turned out great, and the homeowners are very happy!

  • Lifting Sinking Floors for Clinton, IA Home
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    Lifting Sinking Floors for Clinton, IA Home
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    Rachel recently had a contractor install jack posts to help support her sinking floors, but quickly realized that they were not installed properly. The jacks that had been installed couldn’t handle the weight of the home, and were beginning to buckle under the pressure, presenting the initial issue Rachel had started with, sinking floors. MidAmerica Basement Systems’ sales rep., Joe, had suggested installing a SmartJack system. SmartJack systems focus on the main issue of the problem, the failing foundation soils underneath. Holes are dug and filled with concrete or tightly-compacted crushed stone, providing the proper stabilization for the weight of the home. 

  • Addressing Humidity Issues in Clinton, IA Basement
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    Addressing Humidity Issues in Clinton, IA Basement
    After

    Lora was experiencing high humidity levels in her basement and contacted the experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems. She explained to Joe that she wanted to someday finish her basement but knew that if there was a moisture issue, she would only be wasting her money. After inspecting her situation, Joe offered her a TripleSafe, WaterGuard, and CleanSpace system. CleanSpace Liner was installed along the walls to help reduce the humidity levels. CleanSpace is a moisture barrier, and also helps guide any moisture to the WaterGuard system. WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the basement to collect any seeping water and redirect it to the TripleSafe. Lora now has a basement that is waterproofed and lowered humidity, and suitable for basement finishing.

  • TripleSafe Sump Keeps Basement Dry in Rapids City, IL
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    TripleSafe Sump Keeps Basement Dry in Rapids City, IL
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    Mike and Kim were having issues with water seeping into their basement during large heavy rains. They reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems to have their problem resolved. It was said that a TripleSafe sump would help prevent water from surfacing in their basement, keeping it dry, even during the heaviest rain falls. The TripleSafe sump also provides a battery back-up system to ensure the pump will still run during power outages. Mike and Kim no longer see water issues during heavy rains thanks to help from MidAmerica Basement Systems.

  • Basement to Beautiful Wall System in Sabula, IA
    Before
    Basement to Beautiful Wall System in Sabula, IA
    After

    This wall was restored and ready to be finished after installing Basement to Beautiful Panels.

  • Driveway Drainage Corrected in Camanche, IA
    Before
    Driveway Drainage Corrected in Camanche, IA
    After

    Ron P. was having issues with his catch drain overflowing, and creating pools of water on and below his driveway. The water was inconvenient, and wearing away at the concrete. He decided to call the experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems for his free estimate, and a solution. He met with deisgn specialist Joe Sarb. His driveway has never looked or drained better!

  • WaterGuard and SuperSump Protect LeClaire, IA Basement
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    WaterGuard and SuperSump Protect LeClaire, IA Basement
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    Pat Z. of LeClaire, IA had water coming in through the walls in the basement. Pat met with design specialist Joe Sarb, who recommended WaterGuard and a SuperSump Sump Pump. Now, the water intrusions are no longer an issue. 

  • Seepage Waterproofed in Bettendorf, IA
    Before
    Seepage Waterproofed in Bettendorf, IA
    After

    This Bettendorf homeowner was perplexed by water seepage in her basement. She decided to call the professionals at MidAmerica Basement Systems once and for all to figure out what the problem was. The team resolved the issue of water seepage by installing a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system and TripleSafe sump pump system. This homeowner no longer worries about water seepage in her home!

  • Sinking Sidewalk Fixed in Moline, IL
    Before
    Sinking Sidewalk Fixed in Moline, IL
    After

    This sidewalk was having some significant settling issues. Thanks to the PolyLevel system, the sidewalk concrete was raised and no longer poses as a hazard to walkers.

  • PolyLevel in Moline, IL
    Before
    PolyLevel in Moline, IL
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    This Moline office building needed some concrete slabs raised. Foreman Levi Freund and his team took the land from an unlevel tripping hazard to a level sidewalk. 

  • CleanSpace Provides Moisture Barrier for Basement in Moline, IL
    Before
    CleanSpace Provides Moisture Barrier for Basement in Moline, IL
    After

    Josh and Heather have an older home with a block foundation that constantly leaks through the walls. It was making it hard for them to use their basement a storage due to the damp and at times, wet, room. The reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems to have a waterproofing system installed. WaterGuard and a TripleSafe sump were installed to collect and discharge the water out of the basement. To address the leaking walls, CleanSpace Liner was installed to help guide the leaking water to the WaterGuard. CleanSpace Liner also creates a moisture barrier for the basement, helping reducing the damp atmosphere and allow for the area to became a storage area for Josh and Heather.

  • WaterGuard Protects Wet Basement in Moline, IL
    Before
    WaterGuard Protects Wet Basement in Moline, IL
    After

    The homeowners were tired of repeated water intrusion and so they decided to take action and call the experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems. The team installed WaterGuard as the basements perimeter drainage system. What makes WaterGuard the ideal choice is that its designed to not clog and doesn't rely on a fabric filter. Another great feature, is that WaterGuard comes with a port installed with the system to make inspection so much easier! WaterGuard will drain leaks to the local sump pump, or SuperSump in this case. The homeowners are thrilled to have a dryer basement!

  • Leaking, Bowing Walls are Stabilized and Waterproofed in Hanover, IL
    Before
    Leaking, Bowing Walls are Stabilized and Waterproofed in Hanover, IL
    After

    Dave and Tammy have renters in their second home, and were alerted when the basement started leaking. They reached out to MidAmerica Basement Systems to have the home inspected, and hopefully come up with a solution. Joe not only offered them a solution of WaterGuard and a SuperSump to waterproofing the basement, but brought attention the bowing wall. He suggested that a PowerBrace system be installed to permanently stabilized the wall and prevent any future worsening. The PowerBraces also offer the option of tightening the I-Beam and potentially straighten the wall back to normal. Dave and Tammy’s tenants can now live in a waterproofed, stable home.

  • Monmouth, IL Home Encapsulates Crawl space with CleanSpace
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    Monmouth, IL Home Encapsulates Crawl space with CleanSpace
    After

    Open dirt floors crawlspaces can lead to a handful of problems: moisture in the home, mold growth, and energy deficiency to name a few. Encapsulated these crawlspaces can help prevent future home issues with the use of CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a thick liner that seals the ground from the home, providing a moisture barrier. If moisture cannot enter, mold has no “food” to grow. Another issue that comes about is heat loss. During the winter months, heating your home can become costly due to heat seeping out of the open crawlspace. Installing SilverGlo and a CleanSpace Liner help reflect heat and seal off the outside cold, helping reduce heading costs.

  • Total Basement Finishing Creates Livable Space for Milan, IL Home
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    Total Basement Finishing Creates Livable Space for Milan, IL Home
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    Total Basement Finishing can turn any basement into a livable area, making it seem like it was never a basement. EverLast Wall Panels and ThermalDry Flooring are a few products offered by Total Basement Finishing. Due to the products being completely made of inorganic materials, there is no worry to these products ruining from moisture. EverLast Wall Panels are durable and insulated, making it strong enough to hang heavy objects without a stud system while creating a thermal break from the cold concrete walls. ThermalDry Flooring is a special snap together, pegged tile system. This allows for water and moisture to be properly dried underneath while creating a thermal break from the cold ground.

  • Basement Waterproofed in Rock Islands, IL
    Before
    Basement Waterproofed in Rock Islands, IL
    After

    The homeowner of this basement in Rock Island wanted to waterproof their basement after noticing some water intrusion so they called the professionals at MidAmerica Basement Systems. The experts installed a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard to keep this basement dry all the time! The homeowner is relieved to have a dry basement.

  • Settlement Scare Avoided in Davenport, IA
    Before
    Settlement Scare Avoided in Davenport, IA
    After

    Jacki and Derek of Davenport, IA called MidAmerica Basement Systems because they started noticing cracks in the main level of their home. They met with design specialist Joe Sarb, who investigated the home. Joe then recommended the installation of a couple Smart Jacks, which are now stabilizing the main home. It looks great, too!

  • WaterGuard Port Installation in Davenport, IA
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    WaterGuard Port Installation in Davenport, IA
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    This is an example of a WaterGuard port installation.

  • EverLast Wall Restoration and Pro Plush Carpet Installation in Davenport, IA
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    EverLast Wall Restoration and Pro Plush Carpet Installation in Davenport, IA
    After

    These homeowners had walls in their basement damaged by water. They decided that the EverLast Wall Restoration System offered by our team was the best solution to bring their walls back to life. They also chose to have us install beautiful Pro Plush Carpet. The inorganic, waterproof material looks and feels great and keeps their floors warmer. The homeowners are happy with their dry and long lasting finishing choices!

  • Lifting and Leveling Sunken Driveway in Davenport, IA
    Before
    Lifting and Leveling Sunken Driveway in Davenport, IA
    After

    Jay was having issues with an unlevel driveway and quickly contacted the experts at MidAmerica Basement Systems. He was offered PolyLevel to lift, level and stabilize the sinking concrete. Small holes were drilled into the slabs to allow for injection of the material, filling to voids and lifting to concrete. Once the concrete was lifted, the PolyLevel quickly hardened to provide a permanent and stable hold. NexusPro Joint Sealant was than applied to all the cracks along the driveway to prevent future washouts and to protected both the treated and untreated areas from water. NexusPro is a flexible sealant that moves and shifts with the natural movement of the ground.

  • FlexiSpan Crack Injections in Davenport, IA
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    FlexiSpan Crack Injections in Davenport, IA
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    These foundation walls had many hairline fractures. Our production team helped fix this problem by using FlexiSpan, a special product consisting of polyurethane polymer sealant, which helps seal the crack for good.

  • SuperSump Installation in Davenport, IA
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    SuperSump Installation in Davenport, IA
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    A SuperSump installed and the concrete replaced in Davenport, IA.

  • Leaking Basement Windows are Replaced in Davenport, IA Home
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    Leaking Basement Windows are Replaced in Davenport, IA Home
    After

    Old basement windows tend to pull cold winter air and hot humid air in due to the lack of proper seals. Replacing old basement windows with EverLast Windows from MidAmerica Basement Systems not only provide proper seal, but are made of vinyl so they will never rot, rust or need paint. The double pane glass gives the window an even thicker seal from the outside. EverLast Windows can also be easily popped in and out for cleaning, while providing a pleasant looking feature.

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MidAmerica Basement Systems
4525 Buckeye Street
Davenport, IA 52802
1-563-607-8365


MidAmerica Basement Systems
305 2nd Ave SE #200
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
1-319-449-3555


MidAmerica Basement Systems
3100 N Dries Ln #201
Peoria, Il 61604
1-309-731-4218