Your home is a big investment. Keeping your home in good condition keeps the value of your home up and keeps you and your family safe. Your home’s foundation in Ankeny, Iowa may be vulnerable to settlement due to the clay soil that in this area. Clay soil shifts and moves as the moisture content in the soil changes. When the soil gets too wet, it will expand and when it gets too dry, it will contract. This movement of the soil beneath your foundation will cause the foundation to shift and move and this will happen at different times in different areas of the foundation.

It is important to know some of the signs that may indicate that your foundation has shifted and settled. Some of the signs to look for are:

  • Floor cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Sloping floor
  • Doors and windows that stick
  • Leaning chimney
  • Garage column cracks
  • Porch and stoop problems
  • Wall cracks
  • Brick and mortar cracks
  • Bowing or leaning walls

If you see any of these signs, contact the professionals at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC. We will give your home a thorough inspection and offer you the best repair solution for your needs. Our repair services include carbon fiber to support basement walls that have started to bow or lean. This Rhino carbon fiber will also close any cracks in the walls to keep water and pests from invading your home.

Another repair solution we offer is plate anchors to pull foundation walls back to their original level and make the wall strong so that it won’t bow or lean in the future.


Don’t let a wet basement ruin personal possessions or cause you to lose living space. A wet basement can also be a Plate Anchors fix Bowing Walls in Iowa by Iowa Home Restorationbreeding ground for mold and mildew. Mold can get into the air you breath and cause you and your family health issues.

Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC offers basement drainage systems to keep your home protected from water. We can provide you with an interior drainage system that includes installing a perforated pipe along the interior footing which will drain the water into a sump pit. After the sump pit gets to a certain level, it will trigger a sump pump to turn on and drain the water out of the sump pit and away from the basement. This drainage system will keep your basement dry for many years.

We also offer crawl space encapsulation which includes installing a vapor barrier along the interior of the crawl space to keep water from entering the crawl space.

All of the products we use are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best waterproofing products in the industry today.


Mold Inspection in Ankeny, IA

Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC provides mold testing and inspection. Visible mold is the obvious sign that you may be in need of mold removal services. Some of the not so obvious signs that you may have a mold problem are:

  • Water Stains
  • Musty Odors
  • Rust or Wood Rot
  • High Humidity

Let Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC inspect and test your home for mold. The sooner the testing is done, the better. Mold can cause many health issues when it gets into the air that your breath.

Contact us today for a free home inspection.





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