French Drains in Iowa

When Do You Need a French Drain? If you have a wet yard or wet basement, a French drainage system can help. WCI Basement Repair are experts in installing French drains in Iowa. We use only the best products for our drainage pipes in Iowa. We use the ECP 400 Series Drain pipe for our French drain system. […]

Iowa Home Foundation Repair – When to Call WCI

Preventing Foundation Problems in Iowa The foundation of your home is the most important part of the home. The entire structure sits on the foundation. When your foundation has settlement, the entire structure of the home will have structural damage. Some of the steps to help prevent foundation problems are: Proper grading – Make sure […]

Crawlspace Vapor Barriers & Encapsulation Prevent Mold & Mildew in Iowa

Crawlspace Encapsulation in Iowa If you have a crawlspace in your Iowa home or business, the spring season is a good time to check it to make sure it is dry. With the snow melt and the spring rains coming, you need to make sure that your crawlspace is not wet. A wet crawlspace can […]

How a Moisture Barrier Can Save your Iowa Home

How a Moisture Barrier Can Save your Iowa Home If your home has a crawlspace, it is usually a place that is often ignored. However, many crawlspaces suffer from poor moisture management if not taken care of. Some of the symptoms of a wet crawlspace are: Musty odors in the living areas Condensation on air […]

Autumn in Iowa means Cleaning your Gutters to Protect your Foundation

Gutter Cleaning 101 Gutters clogged from the falling autumn leaves can lead to standing water around your foundation. Gutters are a part of a system that moves water away from your roof and home. Homeowners need to be aware of the damage that can occur from clogged gutters. When water is not drained properly away […]

What is a Trench Drain, and How Can it Benefit your Iowa Home?

 Getting to know a Trench Drain A trench drain, also referred to as a French drain, is a trench that is filled with gravel or rock and a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from a home foundation. This system for water drainage was popularized by a lawyer in Massachusetts by the […]

Structural Repair for Sinking and Settling Foundations in Iowa

Know the Signs of Sinking and Settling Foundations Foundation sinking and settlement can occur in your Iowa home or business due to the changing moisture content that occurs in the Iowa soil beneath  your foundation. Iowa has expansive soil that will heave when it is extremely wet and shrink when dry. As the soil continues […]

Maximize Your Storage Space with a Dry Crawlspace

Wet Crawlspace Means No Storage Space A wet crawlspace can become a big problem to not only the structure of your home, but to the health of everyone living there. Crawlspaces are dark and usually have poor ventilation. With the addition of moisture, it becomes an ideal space for mold to grow. Mold and mildew […]

Causes of Wet Basements in Iowa

Iowa Wet Basements Does your basement flood after a heavy rainfall? Water is the biggest culprit when it comes to foundation failure. It can destroy everything in its path including your foundation, furniture, carpet, electrical appliances, floor joists, and beams. Your repair lists can quickly grow if the small repairs are not fixed immediately. When […]

Iowa Winters and Your Foundation

Iowa Foundation Repair If you live in Iowa, you know that the winter months bring snow to the Midwest. As the snow starts to melt, it turns into excess water. The soil becomes saturated and water seeps into small cracks in your foundation walls. Overtime, your foundation may settle or shift due to water beneath […]