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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
Push Piers
Slab Piers
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling
Commercial Foundation Services
Pool Deck Repair
Concrete Driveway Leveling
Concrete Sidewalk Leveling

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

Before and After Pictures from Ottawa
PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL

PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL

Before After
PowerBraces Support Basement Walls in Ottawa, IL 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.

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MidAmerica Basement Systems took on Total Basement Finishing early in 2016. In one year of selling the products, the company... [Read more]
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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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Testimonials From Ottawa
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   
We Use
  • Wall Anchors
  • Slab Piers
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Helical Deck Piers
  • Sticking Windows
  • Underpinning

PolyLevel™ Concrete Leveling & Lifting

The sunken and 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 PolyLevel, a superior polyurethane foam. Small holes are drilled in the concrete, the foam is injected and the expanding foam lifts the concrete. The majority of contractors you will call use mudjacking instead of foam. Mudjacking is heavier, require larger holes in the concrete and does not last as long as PolyLevel. Call us today to learn more.

We Fix
  • Cracked Driveways
  • Uneven Patios
  • Sinking Sidewalks      

  • Uneven Concrete
  • Sunken Pool Decks
  • Highway & Commercial Issues

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
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...
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
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.

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!

Work Requests From Ottawa, IL
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
in Ottawa
Requesting an estimate for water intrusion in the basement after heavy rain where the wall and floor meets. Referred by the internet. Appointment set.
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.
Cherie in Ottawa
Have bedroom in basenent need fire escape window installed
Kansas St in Ottawa
We have a rental property on a crawlspace. Humidity in the living area was over 84% this week. Past tenants have complained about the high humidity. Crawlspace seems very damp. Need to get problem fixed so we can rent it
in Ottawa
We are looking to waterproof and finish our basement. We have a slight seepage problem along the base of the foundation and are looking to remedy the problem. A sump pump install may be in order as well.
Anita Drive in Ottawa
Sagging floor. Crawl space foundation.
Sunnyside Avenue in Ottawa
I have a teracotta foundation and I have vertical & horizontal cracks as well as bowing and buckling of at least two walls of my basement.

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