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Soil erosion and settlement often cause concrete slabs in patios, sidewalks and driveways to sink into the ground. This type of settlement isn’t just unsightly; it can also cause more damage and can be a safety hazard. Water tends to pool on sunken surfaces and unleveled floors cause a trip hazard.

Until now, the only solution available to repair sinking slabs was mudjacking, a process that involves drilling holes in the slab to inject a mixture of cement and mud underneath, to raise it back to level. 

Foundation Supportworks, an industry leader in the development of foundation repair technologies and solutions, proudly introduces the most advanced alternative to mudjacking - the PolyLEVEL™ System.

The  PolyLEVEL™ System is a state-of-the-art approach to repairing sinking concrete slabs. It combines the concept of mudjacking with the most advanced technology.

Instead of using a mix of mud and cement to raise the slab, PolyLEVEL™ utilizes high-density polyurethane specially engineered for this purpose.

The advantages of using PolyLEVEL™ over conventional mudjacking are many. PolyLEVEL™ is lighter than mud-cement mixes (4lbs per cubic yard opposed to concrete's 120lbs). It will raise the slab without adding a lot of weight to it.

The expanding nature of the material allows it to penetrate crevices in the soil, completely filling the cavity and safely raising the slab to the desired level.

PolyLEVEL™ is also environmentally-friendly and made with recycled materials.

It can be installed in just one day, through smaller, penny-sized holes drilled in the concrete and just 5 minutes after installation you can walk or drive over the slab!

There is no need for extended periods of curing, as is the case with cement and mud compounds.

MidAmerica Basement Systems is a foundation repair company serving Illinois and Iowa with expert products and solutions you can trust. For more information about the PolyLEVEL™  System and how we can help level your sidewalk, garages, or concrete slabs, please call 1-800-541-8006 or contact us today!

Soil erosion and settlement often cause concrete slabs underneath warehouses, offices, runways, railroads, grain bins and roads to sink into the ground. This type of settlement isn't just unsightly; it can also cause more damage and can be a safety hazard. Water tends to pool on sunken surfaces and unleveled floors cause a trip hazard. 

Until now, the only solutions available to repair sinking slabs were slab replacement, diamond grinding and mudjacking.

Foundation Supportworks, an industry leader in the development of foundation repair technologies and solutions, proudly introduces the most advanced alternative to mudjacking - the PolyLEVEL™ System.

The PolyLEVEL™ System is a state-of-the-art approach to repairing sinking concrete slabs. It combines the concept of mudjacking with the most advanced technology. 
Instead of using a mix of mud and cement to raise the slab, PolyLEVEL™ utilizes high-density polyurethane specially engineered for this purpose. 

The advantages of using PolyLEVEL™ over conventional mudjacking are many. PolyLEVEL™ is lighter than mud-cement mixes (4lbs per cubic yard opposed to concrete's 120lbs). It will raise the slab without adding a lot of weight to it. 
The expanding nature of the material allows it to penetrate crevices in the soil, completely filling the cavity and safely raising the slab to the desired level. 

PolyLEVEL™ is also environmentally-friendly and made with recycled materials. 
It can be installed in just one day, through smaller, penny-sized holes drilled in the concrete and just 5 minutes after installation you can walk or drive over the slab!
There is no need for extended periods of curing, as is the case with cement and mud compounds. 

Foundation Supportworks is a foundation repair company you can trust . We're the largest and most reputable foundation repair network in the world, with dealers across the U.S, Canada and U.K

The traditional way of using sandbags to construct trench breakers is no longer efficient when it comes to time nor cost. So how do you support pipelines when working on steep, uneven and very rocky terrain? 

Basement Systems of West Virginia uses a structural-grade spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to build trenchbreakers. This method not only allows them to work faster but it's also muc more affordable. Another great feature of our spray foam product is that it expands to fill the voids around the exposed pips and creating a cushioning effect rather than damaging the pipes the way the weight of sandbags can potentially damage them. Also, spray foam can be used as rock shield, pipeline pillow support and pipe insulation. 

We proudly service West Virginia and the greater Charleston area from Cumberland, MD to Saint Albans, WV and from Hurricane, WV to Charles Town, WV and more.

Soil erosion and settlement often cause concrete slabs in patios, sidewalks and driveways to sink into the ground. This type of settlement isn't just unsightly; it can also cause more damage and can be a safety hazard. Water tends to pool on sunken surfaces and unleveled floors cause a trip hazard. 

Until now, the only solution available to repair sinking slabs was mudjacking, a process that involves drilling holes in the slab to inject a mixture of cement and mud underneath, to raise it back to level. 

Foundation Supportworks, an industry leader in the development of foundation repair technologies and solutions, proudly introduces the most advanced alternative to mudjacking - the PolyLEVEL™ System.

The PolyLEVEL™ System is a state-of-the-art approach to repairing sinking concrete slabs. It combines the concept of mudjacking with the most advanced technology. 
Instead of using a mix of mud and cement to raise the slab, PolyLEVEL™ utilizes high-density polyurethane specially engineered for this purpose. 

The advantages of using PolyLEVEL™ over conventional mudjacking are many. PolyLEVEL™ is lighter than mud-cement mixes (4lbs per cubic foot opposed to concrete's 120lbs). It will raise the slab without adding a lot of weight to it. 
The expanding nature of the material allows it to penetrate crevices in the soil, completely filling the cavity and safely raising the slab to the desired level. 

PolyLEVEL™ is also environmentally-friendly and made with recycled materials. 
It can be installed in just one day, through smaller, penny-sized holes drilled in the concrete and just 5 minutes after installation you can walk or drive over the slab!
There is no need for extended periods of curing, as is the case with cement and mud compounds. 

The PolyLEVEL System is the innovative solution to reduce runway hazards, allowing airports to continue to provide safe and efficient service. 

 

This informational video explains how radon travels into building and decays into radioactive particles. These radioactive particles are called Radon Decay Products, or Radon Progeny. These particles can get inhaled into our lungs and cause lung cancer.

 

The EPA breaks down potential indoor air quality issues into 5 danger levels. National Radon Defense IAQ professionals are trained in helping our customers improve their overall indoor air quality, as well as, reducing radon levels to their lowest possible level.

 

National Radon Defense utilizes the most advanced methods in the industry to reduce radon levels as low as possible for our customers. This video demonstrates what those strategies are and how they work. 

 

The Breathe EZ is an easy addition to your heating and air conditioning system to improve your indoor air quality and reduce radon decay products. 

 

Improve your indoor air quality with the Energy Recovery Ventilator, (ERV).


3 ways you can protect your family from radon exposure. 

 

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Welcome to Episode 1 of the All Things "Basementy" Video Series!

In this series Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Basement Systems, Inc., will be talking about everything related to basements, foundations and crawl spaces: from basement waterproofing, to basement finishing, foundation structural repair... and nasty crawl spaces too!

Basement Systems is the largest and most reputable basement waterproofing network in the world, with over 300 dealers across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland offering exclusive, patented and permanent solutions for wet and flood-prone basements, damaged foundations, and decaying crawl spaces.

In this first Episode, Larry walks us through the process of waterproofing a leaky basement with stone walls.

When people think about basement waterproofing, they think about conventional methods: exterior drainage (French drains) and exterior waterproofing coats. The problem with using conventional approaches to waterproof an existing home is that it would involve digging out the entire foundation. The excavation not only disturbs the landscaping, but also often requires removal of fixtures such as patios, porches, decks, sunrooms, sidewalks, and driveways. Row houses and homes with attached garages pose special challenges if you have to excavate the yard down to the footing as well.

For that reason, Basement Systems, based on over 20 years of experience in foundation waterproofing and structural repair, developed and patented a full line of products as an alternative solution to conventional waterproofing methods.

Some of these products were used to waterproof this home's leaky stone foundations.

This stone-walled basement received a full WaterGuard internal drainage system, which was installed on top of the foundation footing and along the full perimeter of the basement walls. These drain tiles will collect ground water and a 4-inch PVC pipe will run the water to a TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The TripleSafe is a three-pump system that includes a powerful main pump, an electric backup pump, and a battery operated backup sump pump that will protect that basement in case of a power outage.

While block and poured basements usually leak from the bottom of the walls and the joint between walls and floor, stone walls are irregular and have a lot of small gaps in the mortar joints that will allow water to leak into the basement from any point of the wall that is below grade. For that reason, the walls themselves need to be treated.

This basement's walls were covered with the CleanSpace vapor barrier, a 20mil, puncture-proof poly liner that has a built-in antimicrobial layer to prevent mold growth. The vapor barrier was neatly tucked into the drainage system and will collect any water seeping through the walls, keeping it from leaking or evaporating into the basement.
The homeowner now has a dry basement, and can even lean items against the walls without worrying about the possibility of them getting wet.

If you have a wet basement, trust Basement Systems. Our dealers help over 50,000 homeowners permanently dry their basements each year, and we would like to help you too! Visit our website or give us a call to locate a dealer in your area, and schedule a free estimate!

Did you like this video? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for the upcoming All Things "Basementy" episodes!

Video by Mickle Communications about MidAmerica Basement Systems and the people who work there.

Mid America Basement Systems explains the stack effect and the incredible benefits of crawl space repair and encapsulation. Crawl space repair will help you avoid unnecessary structural repairs, create a healthier living space, and save money on your utility bills. And once you've encapsulated your crawl space with a vapor barrier, you've gained valuable storage space in your home. From Moline, to Peoria, Davenport to Cedar Rapids, MidAmerica Basement Systems has helped thousands of homeowners with crawlspace encapsulation.

MidAmerica Basement Systems is a highly trained team of basement waterproofing experts. Our certified technicians have the expertise you need to fix a wet, damp, leaky basement so you can enjoy a dry, comfortable space. We get the job done quickly, effectively, and permanently.

We've taken the best concepts from conventional waterproofing methods and combined them to create the most innovative and effective systems in the industry.

We proudly serve Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Davenport, Bloomington, Waterloo, IA City, Dubuque, and surrounding areas.

Welcome to episode two of the All Things "Basementy"! Video series.

In this episode, Larry Janesky, owner and founder of Basement Systems, demonstrates the best way to insulate a crawl space. He shows how to make it not only energy-efficient, but also fully protected against high humidity and the typical moisture-related problems that plague millions of crawl spaces across the U.S. and Canada.

Larry Janesky is not only a world's authority in crawl space environment, with over 20 years of experience in the field, but he is also the pioneer in the crawl space encapsulation industry, having developed the first and to date, the most advanced crawl space encapsulation system in industry: the revolutionary CleanSpace.

The insulation method recommended by Larry is basically an evolution of the CleanSpace concept -- it is an all-in-one approach that includes the crawl space into the building envelope, by completely isolating it from the outside and from the ground. This approach offers superior thermal protection by preventing heat transfers through the walls and ground and curbing energy losses due to air leakage as well.

It is also a better alternative for most crawl spaces than to simply insulate the floor above the crawl because it provides moisture protection for the entire space, not just the floor above it.

After drainage was corrected with a crawl space drainage system and a sump pump system, the floor was covered with a drainage mat to allow the water to flow underneath and reach the drain tiles.

The walls of the crawl space were then lined with SilverGlo rigid foam boards. SilverGlo is an extended polystyrene foam board infused with graphite that helps increase the material's R-Value up to 24%. The SilverGlo is also lined with a radiant liner on both sides. This silver lining acts as a vapor barrier keeping the moisture seeping through the walls from evaporating into the crawl. Inside the crawl, the silver lining also helps reflect heat back into the space.

TerraBlock insulation boards were then used on top of the drainage mat, to prevent heat loss through the ground. The entire floor was then lined with the CleanSpace liner: a UV treated, puncture-resistant, multi-layered 20mil plastic liner with a built-in antimicrobial layer that will prevent mold growth. The clean space was then fastened to the walls and floor and thoroughly air sealed.

This homeowner now enjoys a healthier and more comfortable home: no more humidity, mold and nasty smells from the crawl space during the summer, and no more cold drafts and cold floors during the winter. His energy bills are also much lower because without losing or gaining heat through the crawl, his HVAC system works more efficiently!

Basement Systems and CleanSpace dealers have effectively treated and permanently fixed thousands of crawl spaces across the U.S.- we've been doing it longer than anyone else in industry! If you need help with your crawl space, trust the world's expert in All Things "Basementy"! Call or visit our website to schedule a free, in-home crawl space inspection and estimate!

Want to learn more about basements and crawl spaces? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of all the upcoming All Things "Basementy"! videos!

We are proud to serve the Quad Cities area including Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport, Le Claire, and West Liberty for basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawlspace repair.

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Larry Janesky, owner of Basement Systems, Inc., is back with one more brand new episode of the All Things "Basementy"! video series. This time he's here to answer two questions that many homeowners have about rim joists and the often-overlooked need to insulate that part of the building to make homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

The rim joist is the perimeter of your floor framing system. It is a long board that sits on top of the foundation walls, closing the floor flaming system. The floor joist is almost never insulated during construction and, for that reason, it can be a huge source of energy waste and make your home very uncomfortable.

Heat gain or loss through the rim joist happens in two ways. There is heat transfer through the wood itself and there are air leakages because builders often drill holes in them for wires, plumbing and ducts, which leaves plenty of gaps for air to pass right through.

In the winter, an uninsulated floor joist will make the floors above very cold and rooms feel very drafty. During the summer, due to a physics phenomenon known as the "stack effect," hot and humid outside air is sucked in through the rim joist and rises into the living space making your air conditioning work harder to keep your home cool.

In this episode, after insulating this home's crawl space with a product called SilverGlo, Larry and his crew use the same product to insulate the rim joist.

SilverGlo is an expanded polystyrene foam board infused with graphite, which increases the material's R-Value up to 24%. It is also lined with a radiant silver barrier, which reflects heat back into the crawl space or basement helping conserve energy.

Before applying the SilverGlo, spray foam is used to seal all the gaps around wires, pipes and ducts. Then, pieces of SilverGlo are sized and cut to snugly fit between the floor joists and against the rim joist. Spray foam is used once again to air seal any gaps around the insulation board pieces.

With an insulated crawl space and rim joist, this homeowner now can enjoy more a more comfortable home and substantial savings in his heating and cooling bills.

Basement Systems dealers across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland have been helping homeowners permanently and effectively solve their basement, crawl space and foundation structural problems for over 20 years, and they are ready to help you too!
Call or visit our website for a free, in-home inspection and quote.

If you want to learn more about solutions for waterproofing, insulating or repairing foundation structural damages, subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of upcoming All Things "Basementy" Videos!

In the coldest areas of the U.S., wintertime usually brings a load of potential wet basement problems to homeowners. To keep our basements dry year-round, we rely on drainage systems installed along our foundation perimeter to collect the water from rain, snow and other types of frozen precipitation. The water is then channeled to a sump pump to pump this water up and out of the home through a discharge line and direct this water as far away from the house as possible.

Sometimes during the winter -- especially after a significant snow fall -- the end of the discharge pipe might be covered with snow and ice, and water may freeze inside the discharge pipe, clogging the system.
When that happens, the water returns back into the sump pit, and the sump pump will continuously recycle the water without the ability to get rid of it. Eventually, the overwhelmed sump pump may be unable to handle the volume of water and burn out, causing the basement to flood.

To prevent that catastrophe from happening, Larry Janesky and his team at Basement Systems Inc. developed the IceGuard discharge line extension. The IceGuard has a patented design with perforations to keep the water flowing out of the basement, even if the end of the pipe is clogged, thus preventing basement flooding.

Basement Systems has been successfully fixing wet basements for well over 20 years, and using their accumulated experience to develop and perfect a full line of products designed to effectively and permanently solve all types of basement water problems.

The IceGuard extension is just one of the many smart solutions designed to keep your basement dry and exclusively available to you through a dealership network of over 300 contractors across the U.S., Canada and U.K.

We are proud to serve the Quad Cities area including Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Waterloo, Davenport, Le Claire, and West Liberty for basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawlspace repair.



MidAmerica Basement Systems is a family owned and operated company in Iowa. Established in 1990, MidAmerica has been providing quality basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, foundation repair, mold control and radon mitigation services in the Quad Cities area, including Cedar Rapids, Peoria, Davenport and nearby.

Howard Tatge and his family are committed to providing the best customer experience possible. Along with great service, expertise and experience they also offer over 24 patented and exclusive products to custom build effective and permanent solutions for all types of basement, crawl space and foundation problems.