The soil in Pleasant Hill, Iowa is expansive soil. This type of soil shifts and moves depending on the moisture content. When the soil shifts beneath the foundation, it will cause the foundation to also shift and move. This will cause structural damage throughout the entire home. Some of the things to look for that may indicate that your home’s foundation has shifted and settled are:Foundation wall repair by Iowa Restoration & Repair, LLC

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

If you notice any of these signs of foundation settlement, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your foundation. Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC has the experience to come and give your home a free inspection. If your foundation has shifted and settled, we will install Rhino carbon fiber to support the foundation walls and keep them strong so that they won’t shift and move in the future. This carbon fiber will also seal up any cracks in the walls to keep out moisture and pests.

For bowing or leaning walls we will install plate anchors to pull the wall back to its original level and strengthen the wall so that it won’t bow or lean in the future. Plate anchors consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod tying them together. The ground plate anchor is made of two high strength plates. It has four reinforcing ribs and four cleats. The wall plate and plate anchor are connected by a 3/4″ diameter threaded steel tie rod and secured with nuts.


A wet basement can cause a homeowner many headaches. Not only will it cause you to lose living space and ruin basement waterproofing with sump pumps by Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLCpersonal possessions, but it can cause mold to grow and enter into the air you breathe throughout the entire home. Mold can cause health issues for you and your family. Standing water is the obvious sign of water problems. Some of the not so obvious signs are:

  • Wood rot
  • High humidity throughout the home
  • Musty odors
  • Rust on appliances and pipes
  • Higher energy bills

Let the experts at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC come and inspect your home for water problems. If we find that you are in need of waterproofing in your Pleasant Hill, Iowa home, we will install an interior drainage system which consists of installing a perforated drainage pipe along the interior of the footings of the basement wall. This pipe is attached to the sump pit and sump pump. When the sump pit fills with water to a certain level, the sump pump will turn on and drain the water away from the basement and foundation.

If your home has a crawl space, it also needs to be inspected for moisture problems. Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC offers crawl space encapsulation. We will install a vapor barrier along the entire interior wall of the crawl space. This vapor barrier will keep moisture and pests out of the crawl space.

We use only the best products available for foundation repair and basement waterproofing. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry today.


Mold and mildew form when you have a wet basement or crawl space. This can cause health issues for you and your family. Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC offers mold testing and inspection. Mold inspection should be done by a qualified, trained inspector. Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC follows all EPA and OSHA guidelines as well as industry certification protocols. For mold inspection we look throughout the entire home including:

  • Inside walls
  • Under carpets and carpet pads
  • On pipes
  • Inside ductwork
  • Above ceiling tile
  • Behind drywall, wallboard and wood

For any of your foundation repair, basement waterproofing, or mold inspection needs in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, count on the professionals at Iowa Home Restoration & Repair, LLC. We have established an outstanding reputation in the area and we intend to keep it that way. Contact us today!



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