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Des Moines, IA 50320

Foundation Repair, Basement Waterproofing & Crawlspace Encapsulation Iowa

Jon's Dry Basement® Foundation Repair is Iowa's premier foundation repair and basement waterproofing contractor. Since 1975 we have fixed over 32,000 leaky settling foundations, bowed walls, basements, crawlspaces and unfinished basements.

We provide service to all of Iowa including Des MoinesCedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, Mason City, Ft. Dodge, Sioux City and many more Iowa towns. For a free consultation and repair estimate contact us.


Jon's Dry Basement® Foundation Repair Iowa has A+ BBB rating
  • Local Des Moines Office
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • Structural Engineers on Staff
  • In Business Since 1975
  • Excellent Business Ratings
  • Proven, Patented Methods
  • Thousands of Customer References
  • Better-Than-Lifetime® Guarantee

Jon's Dry Basement® Coverage

Jon's Dry Basement® Foundation Repair provides foundation repair and basement waterproofing services in the major areas of Iowa. If you have a home in Missouri, Kansas, or Kansas City, you can find our nearest location and appropriate office by clicking the button below.

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Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

A wet, leaky basement is a reality for many homeowners in Iowa. Since 1975, Jon's Dry Basement® has installed over 32,000 waterproofing drainage systems. Jon's Dry Basement® can put an end to your worries about mess and water damage every time it rains. Our name says it all.

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Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair

If you have a sinking or settling foundation we can repair it permanently. In almost 40 years in business, we have stabilized and raised thousands of homes and structures. Unstable soil that expands during rainy periods and contracts during periods of drought causes foundations to settle vertically. After the placement of over 14,000 patented HouseHolder® Steel Piers without a single failure using materials we created, and installation procedures we designed, we can fix your problem for good!

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Bowed Wall Repair

Bowed Wall Repair

Walls bow primarily due to expanding soil, poor drainage, and negative grade adjacent to the basement wall. When it rains or snow melts, the water collects next to the wall instead of draining away. As water saturates the soil adjacent to the wall, the moisture content of the expansive soil is increased and the soil expands putting enormous amounts of stress on the outside of the foundation wall, causing it to crack and move inward.

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Sump Pumps

Sump Pumps

A quality sump pump is the most important component of any effective waterproofing drainage system. There have been a lot of recent improvements in the sump pump systems. The modern pumps systems we offer have multiple pumps units, battery backup in case the power goes out and sealed sump basins to ensure no hazardous Radon gas can escape into your living space.

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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Until recently almost every dirt crawl space that was built had air flowing freely from the outside into the crawl space. This practice wasted an amazing amount of costly energy, allowing musty air, moisture, and insects to freely enter your living environment. In the past ten years many homeowners have realized all the benefits that encapsulation offers. The International Building Code (IRC) now requires that crawlspace vents are sealed.

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Basement Finishing & Remodeling

Basement Finishing & Remodeling

Jon's Dry Basement® Foundation Repair has developed a patent pending wall system designed to make finishing your basement very affordable. We call it the Magic Wall System® and designed it with the knowledge that using inorganic material below grade level is critical. The Magic Wall System® is designed to be highly water and fire resistant, save energy costs and provide a beautiful, finished basement at the same or less than the cost of traditional "stick" remodeling work.

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Meet Our General Manager

Jon Peterson

Jon was born and raised in Carlisle, Iowa. After graduating from Carlisle High School, he moved to Kansas City, MO and got his associates degree at a local community college. In 1999 he joined Jon's Dry Basement® Foundation Repair where he started out on their crew. He was promoted to foreman within a couple of years. After 10 years as a foreman, Jon moved into quality control, then into sales, and now, into management.

Jon's experience covers a wide spectrum of functions in the foundation repair and basement waterproofing business, in administration, and in management. He has been trained and certified by licensed Professional Engineers to be a Waterproofing and Foundation Specialist. In addition, Jon was selected as Employee of the Year in 2004.

Jon and his wife, Charlotte, have a daughter, Ashley, born in 2006. Jon was happy to accept a recent promotion to General Manager especially because it gave him the chance to move his wife and daughter to his hometown area of Des Moines and to give Ashley a chance to see more of her grandparents.

Meet Our Office Manager

Anne Williams

When Anne joined our Des Moines office in January 2014 she brought a wide range of office experience with her, including 30 years of customer service. She believes it's important to "Treat the customer the way I'd like to be treated.".

Meet Our Estimator

Scott Tigner

Scott started out as a realtor in 1993 and has been working with homeowners in some form of home sales, financing, remodeling and building ever since. Now, at Dry Basement, he has completed our extensive training program and will, again, be working with homeowners to solve their basement water problems or foundation problems. Scott has a great understanding of what homeowners need to feel secure about their homes, and he is ready to deliver.

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Customer Comments


I wsa very pleased with the professionalism of the foundation repair crew. They were able to fix my home from sinking any more and the piers are doing a great job.