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1730 Guthrie Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316

Foundation Repair, Basement Waterproofing & Crawlspace Encapsulation

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 Moines, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Dubuque, Mason City, Ft. Dodge, Sioux City and many more Iowa towns. For a free consultation and repair estimate contact us.


  • 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


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 Dry Basement 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 basement waterproofing and foundation 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.

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 foudation 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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Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

A wet, leaky basement is a reality for many homeowners in Iowa. Since 1975, Dry Basement® has installed over 32,000 waterproofing drainage systems. 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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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

Basement Finishing & Remodeling

Dry Basement® 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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Customer Comments

Average rating for Dry Basement Waterproofing Systems is
5 stars of 5 stars - based on 1 reviews
1 at Carlisle, IA
Carlisle, IA 50047

Everyone on your team made this a very easy experience. Thank you so much for doing the basement waterproofing work so quickly!

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Dry Basement® Foundation Repair
Dry Basement Householder Systems serves the state of Iowa in Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Sump Pump installation and Basement Finishing and Remodeling.
1730 Guthrie Avenue
Des MoinesIowa  50316United States
(515) 422-9756

(800) 928-3169 (toll free)

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