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Basement Waterproofing
Sump Pump Installation
Drainage Systems
Gutter Downspouts
Perimeter Waterproofing Systems
Zoeller Sump Pump
WaterGuard French Drain Installation
Mold Solutions
Flooded, Wet Basement Repair
Replacement & Egress Basement Windows
Bowing Basement Wall Repair
Battery Backup Sump Pump

Basement Finishing & Remodeling
Waterproof, Washable, Insulated Walls
Drop Ceilings
Basement Window Wells
Energy Efficient Basement Windows
Modular Carpet, Tile & Faux Wood Flooring
French, Bifold, Louvre & Six-Paneled Steel doors

Foundation Repair
Foundation Cracks & Settlement Repair
Foundation Wall Straightening & Stabilization
Street Creep Repair
Foundation Wall Anchors
Helical Piers
Bowing Foundation Wall Repair
WallDefense Wall Brackets & Straps
Push Piers
Slab Piers
Commercial Foundation Services
Pool Deck Repair

Crawl Space Repair
Vapor Barrier Installation
SaniDry Dehumidifier
SmartJack Crawl Space Posts
Energy Efficient Dehumidifier
Radiant Barrier & Crawlspace Insulation
Sagging Floor Joist Repairs
Sump Pump Repair
Sump Pump Replacement
Crawl Space Sump Pump Installation

Radon Services
Radon Mitigation
Radon System
Radon Testing
Radon Inspections
Radon Removal
Electronic Air Cleaner Installation

Concrete Repair
Concrete Leveling & Lifting
PolyLevel®
Cracked Concrete Repair
NexusPro
Concrete Sealing
SealantPro™
Commercial & Industrial Concrete Repair

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PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL

PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL

Before After
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Jim slowly started noticing a slight bow happening and over the years its become very apparent. Jim was concerned of it collapsing and wondering is there we a way to straighten out the wall without having to redo the foundation. Our Design Specialist, Dan Garner recommended our PowerBrace System. The PowerBrace is designed to support basement walls and allow for potential straightening over time.

Cleaner Air in Ottawa, IL

Cleaner Air in Ottawa, IL

Before After
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New radon mitigation system installed in Ottawa, IL. 

Home Free of Radon Gas in Ottawa, IL.

Home Free of Radon Gas in Ottawa, IL.

Before After
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Radon Mitigation System installed in Ottawa, IL. 

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#9 Dealer in Total Basement Finishing
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25 Years as a BBB Accredited Business
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#4 Dealer in the World for CabonArmor 2016
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MidAmerica Basement Systems serving Ottawa, IL 61350

I am very satisfied with the job at this point. I am looking forward to the spring rains this year.  ...
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They were always positive and encouraging. They displayed an incredible work ethic!
Testimonial by Mike C. from Ottawa, IL
The office staff kept us informed on when they would start and finish. They were very helpful.
Testimonial by J & L F. from Ottawa, IL
Ryan was outgoing, friendly, courteous and knowledgeable of basement waterproofing.
Testimonial by A. S. from Ottawa, IL

Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair in Ottawa, Illinois

Water in the basement or crawl space leads to mold, rot, musty odors and structural issues. It also leads to a reoccurring headache for you. Luckily, our trained experts are available to permanently fix the problem.

We will properly install a hidden drainage system in your Ottawa basement and completely encapsulate your crawl space with CleanSpace vapor barrier. We are here to solve the problem for you.

Why Choose Us?
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Perimeter Waterproofing Systems
  • 25-year Warranty on Crawl Space Encapsulation Systems
  • Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
  • Basement, Crawl Space & Spray Foam Insulation
  • Bowing Basement Wall Repair
  • Basement Egress Windows
  • Crawl Space & Basement Dehumidifiers
  • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers

Basement Finishing & Remodeling in Ottawa, IL

Waterproofing your basement prevents outside water from coming in but what if a pipe bursts or the water heater leaks inside the home. A newly finished basement done by your average contractor will mold and rot if there is an internal leak. You'll have to tear out your new basement! We fix this issue.

Our Products Include :
  • Waterproof, washable, insulated walls           
  • Mold-Resistant, No-Sag suspended ceiling
  • Modular carpet, tile & faux wood flooring

  • Energy-efficient, double-paned basement windows
  • Attractive Sunhouse basement window wells
  • French, bifold, louvre & six-paneled steel doors
Unlike the average Ottawa contractor we use completely inorganic, waterproof materials. Even if the basement floods your walls and floors will not be damaged by the water. These waterproof products are patented and are built to create an attractive finished basement that lasts a lifetime.
 

Structural & Foundation Repair in Ottawa

Foundation problems such as bowing foundation walls destroy your Ottawa home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help. We design and install the right solution and usually have the project finished in less than a week. You will have peace of mind as we provide a 25-year written warranty against defects on our foundation products.

We Fix
  • Bowing Foundation Walls
  • Sagging Floors
  • Stair-Step Cracks
  • Tilting Chimneys  
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Garage Slabs
  • Wall Anchors
We Use
  • Wall Brackets & Straps
  • Slab Piers
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Helical Deck Piers
  • Sticking Windows
  • Underpinning

Cracked Concrete Repair, Concrete Leveling, & More in Ottawa

The sunken, cracked concrete around your Ottawa home is both an eyesore and a safety hazard. It is also likely to get worse, but we can fix it for you.

Our experts use products like PolyLevel, SealantPro, and NexusPro to provide innovative, stress-free, mess-free concrete repair solutions that are not only fast-acting but also ultra-durable. Whether you want to stabilize an unleveled walkway, want to repair a cracked driveway, are interested in sealing new concrete structures, or want to resurface damaged structures, MidAmerica Basement Systems has the solutions for you!

We Fix
  • Concrete Leveling
  • Concrete Sealing
  • Cracked Concrete Repair
  • Uneven Patios
  • Highway & Commercial Concrete Repair

  • Sinking Sidewalks
  • Cracked Driveway Repair
  • Uneven Concrete
  • Sunken Pool Decks

Radon Testing & Radon Mitigation Systems in Ottawa

If you think you might have radon gas seeping into your home, it's time to take action. We help homeowners in Ottawa, IL with radon testing, and can even provide a FREE quote for the cost of a radon mitigation system for your home.

Case Studies From Ottawa
Commercial
An Ottawa church decided to test their building for toxic radon gas. They were shocked to find the radon in the building was more than 4 times higher...
Basement
Kristen B. of Ottawa, IL lives in a beautiful home that was built in 1890. However, the charming home was afflicted by frequent water intrusions...
Job Stories From Ottawa, IL
New Waterproofing in Ottawa, IL

Homeowner Kevin recently contacted MidAmerica Basement Systems to learn more about basement waterproofing. They were concerned that the water was causing damage or growing mold due to moisture. They wanted the basement to be a place that they could use as storage.  After meeting with a design specialist they decided to have the basement waterproofed. The WaterGuard system moves the water to the new sump pump, the TripleSafe sump pump will then pump the water out of the home. 

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New Waterproofing in Ottawa, IL

Homeowner Kevin has lived in his home for many years and recently decided that it was time to have his basement looked at professionally. He wanted to have the basement waterproofed after experiencing water issues in his basement. He decided that it was best to have a full waterproofing system installed in his home. The waterproofing would make sure that the basement was free from water and damage. 

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New Ground WaterGuard System in Ottawa, IL.

Homeowner Tom has lived in his home for several years. After a large amount of rain experienced recently, they decided that it was best for them to have a waterproofing system installed in their home.  A full perimeter WaterGuard system is added to the home. First, a trench is dug around all of the exterior walls where the waterguard will be placed. The WaterGuard is like channeling system that moves water to the sump pump. 

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New Dry Basement in Ottawa, IL

This homeowner noticed that her basement was starting to take on water. She wanted to have the basement waterproofed, however she did not know where to begin. She called MidAmerica Basement Systems and arranged an appointment for a free quote. After a full inspection of the interior and exterior of her home, she decided that the best course of action was to have a full waterproofing system installed in her home. Based on our recommendation, she went with the full perimeter WaterGuard system, the TripleSafe sump pump, and CleanSpace walls to ensure that her home stays dry goind forward.

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Waterproofing in Ottawa, IL

Homeowner Bill has lived in his home his entire life. The home has been in his family for over 100 years. Over many years they have noticed that the water in their basement was getting worse and he wanted to make sure that his home would be protected for the next 100 years. He had a full perimeter waterproofing system installed into his home. The WaterGuard System is installed around the perimeter of the home. The WaterGuard System is like a channeling system it moves the water through the system to the sump pump. 

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PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL

Jim slowly started noticing a slight bow happening and over the years its become very apparent. Jim was concerned of it collapsing and wondering is there we a way to straighten out the wall without having to redo the foundation. Our Design Specialist, Dan Garner recommended our PowerBrace System. The PowerBrace is designed to support basement walls and allow for potential straightening over time.

PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL - Photo 1
Basement Water Leaks Corrected in Ottawa, IL

Homeowners of this Ottawa residence, wanted to be done dealing with their leaky basement so the MidAmerica Basement Systems experts were contacted. The team waterproofed the basement by installing a WaterGuard perimeter drainage system, CleanSpace liner and a TripleSafe sump pump. The homeowners are relieved to have a dry basement!

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Work Requests From Ottawa, IL
W Main in Ottawa
Looking for estimate for basement repair in my son's home
in Ottawa
Waterproofing for seeping unfinished basement.
Hawthorne Lane in Ottawa
Uneven sidewalk. Interested in quote for poly-leveling the concrete
E Van Buren Street in Ottawa
Just did a 48 reading at 7.9.
Catlin Street in Ottawa
I have a north basement wall that in the past year started when it rains heavy, a few cracks will leak. If you come to our area, my neighbor may also request that you look at her problem too.
in Ottawa
Water in basement with heavy rains
in Ottawa
Need structural repairs for foundation
Pine St in Ottawa
I have some seepage and want to finish the basement
Kansas St in Ottawa
I am looking for an estimate for insulating a crawl space.
Covel Bluff Road in Ottawa
Water leaks into south east corner of basement when there is a heavy rain or accumulated snow.
Fort in Ottawa
Bowing walls, cracking, water and settling
W Jefferson in Ottawa
Like many others in the area we have about a inch of water in our basement. Tired of cleaning up the mess and would like to have a dry basement. Would like to see if we could make that happen.
Chapel St in Ottawa
Have a lot of water coming into basement need sump pump for sure
Autumnwood in Ottawa
I have several small areas where my concrete has settled causing water pools and drainage issues
Marcy St in Ottawa
Waterproofing
W Madison in Ottawa
Looking to purchase a home. It has everything we like, but the basement walls have significant bowing. Looks like a perfect candidate for foundation wall anchors. Simple rectangular basement ~28x52'. Both long walls are in need of correction. Before I go through with the sale, I would like to get an estimate to correct the basement walls. And I would like to know if the house is generally structurally sound. All floors are flat and level, not creaking, or sinking. It feels really solid on the living floors, but the basement has a lot of water seepage due to the significant bowing walls. The house is not occupied, is for sale, and has our offer pending on it. The seller said he is selling the house "as is" - and after the inspection, I am a little scared now. I just want to know what the repair cost will be before we finalize the sale. Thank you. Please email me - I have very poor cell reception where I work.
W McKinley Road in Ottawa
Sidewalk and concrete steps sinking.
in Ottawa
I have 3 cracks in basement walls. One leaks all the time. Goes completely through
in Ottawa
Leaking in basement. Probably need a drainage system inside the basement
Sunnyside Avenue in Ottawa
I am looking for a free estimate on possible basement sum pump repair.

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