Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Council Bluffs, IA

Does your home or commercial property have bowing foundation walls, sinking concrete slabs, leaky windows in the basement, or clogged gutters? There is no reason to worry — Thrasher Foundation Repair is your trusted expert, providing solutions for these problems and so much more since 1975.

Contact Thrasher Foundation Repair to schedule a free inspection and cost estimate on any of our reliable services, including basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, concrete repair, and gutter installation. We proudly serve Council Bluffs, IA and nearby areas.

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We selected Thrasher because we have always heard their ads. We happened by their kiosk at the Iowa State Fair and more information about what Thrasher does.
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I wanted to share with you a crew review. On Jan. 19 the crew led by Juan Matos arrived at my mother's home to repair a crumbling cement block and replace the...
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We selected Thrasher due to advertisments on TV and also saw them at Home shows. We knew that they had the best solution to our home's retaining wall...
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Durable foundation repairs in Council Bluffs

No matter how small the foundation damage may seem, problems can worsen and impact other areas of a home or building, leading to issues like sticking windows and doors, cracked drywall, a tilting chimney, and moisture intrusion. From cracked foundation floors to bowing basement walls and foundation settlement, Thrasher Foundation Repair provides permanent solutions for these structural problems and more.

Foundation Problems We Fix:

  • Foundation settlement & sinking
  • Sticking windows & doors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Tilting & bowing walls
  • Cracked foundation walls & floors
  • Collapsing retaining walls
  • Sagging crawl space
  • Uneven floors

Our Foundation Repair Products:

  • Crawl space support posts
  • Push piers & helical piers
  • Wall anchors
  • Street creep repairs
  • Foundation wall brace & beams
  • Carbon fiber wall straps
  • Foundation settlement repair
  • Foundation crack repair

Schedule a free foundation inspection and service estimate to get personalized repair solutions for your property. We proudly serve Council Bluffs and nearby areas in Iowa.

Lasting basement waterproofing system in Council Bluffs

If your home or building has leaky egress windows, damp walls, excess condensation, mold, or other moisture intrusion problems, contact the basement waterproofing experts at Thrasher Foundation Repair.

We can eliminate basement flooding and leaking with a patented waterproofing system customized to suit any property, creating a dry below-grade space and keeping it that way for years to come! We proudly serve Council Bluffs and nearby areas in Iowa.

Schedule a free basement waterproofing inspection and service estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Council Bluffs and nearby areas in Iowa.

Our basement waterproofing system includes:

  • Interior drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Replacement egress windows
  • Window wells
  • Mold treatment
  • Dehumidifiers

Crawl space repair & encapsulation services in Council Bluffs

Do you have a musty, wet, and humid crawl space in your home or building? Don’t deal with the mess on your own. Contact the crawl space encapsulation and repair professionals at Thrasher Foundation Repair! We provide a suite of crawl space solutions designed to create a drier, more secure area, including a moisture-proof vapor barrier, crawl space doors, crawl space support jacks, and more.

Concrete repair & concrete leveling experts in Council Bluffs

If you’re tired of sinking, cracked driveways, pool decks, sidewalks, or other concrete slabs around your property, contact the concrete repair professionals at Thrasher Foundation Repair. We offer simple, innovative solutions that are far superior to the standard mudjacking or concrete replacement. Our cracked concrete repair, concrete leveling, and concrete sealing systems install with no mess and no stress. Plus, they are quick to cure, so you can use your slabs soon after installation.

Never worry about UV rays, debris, gas, water, or other liquids ruining your slabs. Our solutions are incredibly durable and address the underlying cause of concrete damage, meaning you get lasting results that save you money!

Schedule a free concrete repair estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Council Bluffs and the surrounding areas.

Our concrete repair solutions:

  • PolyLevel®® concrete leveling
  • NexusPro™ cracked concrete repair
  • SealantPro™ concrete sealing
  • Commercial concrete repairs
  • Driveway repairs
  • Pool deck leveling
  • Sidewalk repairs
  • Step repairs

Professional Aluminum Gutter Installation in Council Bluffs

At Thrasher Foundation Repair, we know that your home’s gutters are integral to the long-term structural integrity of your home. Leaking, clogged, malfunctioning gutters can drain water directly onto the soil surrounding your home’s foundation, adding excess moisture to the dirt and exerting hydrostatic pressure on your foundation that doesn’t need to occur.

Typical gutters are exposed to the elements, meaning any debris that falls from the sky, like leaves and twigs, can become trapped and lead to clogs. Cleaning your gutters is a hassle, and can be expensive if you outsource the work to a professional. Thrasher Foundation Repair specializes in seamless gutter installation services, using top-tier construction and gutter installation techniques to ensure lasting performance. Our gutters have no-clog hoods to protect from debris, which means no cleaning work for you, and a healthier roof and foundation for your home.

We’ve got all of your gutter repair, gutter installation, and gutter system design needs covered at Thrasher Foundation Repair. Our local gutter installation professionals in Council Bluffs and the surrounding area can provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation gutter installation estimate. Call today to receive yours!

Gutter Problems We Fix:

  • Leaking gutters
  • Clogging gutters
  • Gutters pulling away from your home
  • Rusted, aging, generally decaying gutter systems
  • Downspout flooding

Our Gutter Products & Solutions:

  • Seamless aluminum gutters
  • Gutter guards
  • Downspouts and downspout extensions
  • Custom-designed gutter systems
 

The Thrasher Difference.

No matter the job - we aren't going to feel good about the hard work we've done until you're happy. So we'll do it right or make it right. That's the Thrasher promise.

For the last 45 years in the basement and foundation repair industry, we've focused on the value of doing whatever it takes to get the job done and "wow" our customers every step of the way.

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Basement Water Problems Solved in Council Bluffs, IA

Basement Water Problems Solved in Council Bluffs, IA

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Basement Water Problems Solved in Council Bluffs, IA Basement Water Problems Solved in Council Bluffs, IA

This homeowner was struggling with water in the backside of her home that had been reoccurring for 2-3 years along with rain. She also travels with her husband often, and coming home to water in her basement was always a hassle that she did not want to worry about in the future. After talking with a friend that had used our services, she determined that we would be able to solve all of her water problems quickly for her.

After receiving her call, we sent System Design Specialist Neil Kwiatkowski, and he discussed the problems that she observed, as well as what he inspected, to determine what solutions could help solve the homeowner's water problems. Upon his inspection, Neil found that the water was seeping in through a floor joint and that the window well was not secure, so water would likely start coming through the window soon. He talked to the homeowner after the inspection to compare ideas and their outlook on solutions, and together they determine which solutions would best fit the home. Our installation team installed WaterGuard Interior Drainage System along the back wall, as well as a TripleSafe Sump Pump, a Sanidry Dehumidifier, a Poly Well, and a Well Duct to protect and prevent water and moisture from getting into the basement again.

After the installation process, the homeowner said that the crew had done a great job and that they were very nice people who were excited to help her. The homeowners are now able to travel with the peace of mind that their basement won't flood in every rain. Check out the new TripleSafe Sump Pump Solution in this Before and After!

Retaining Wall Failure in Council Bluffs, IA

Retaining Wall Failure in Council Bluffs, IA

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Retaining Wall Failure in Council Bluffs, IA Retaining Wall Failure in Council Bluffs, IA

This homeowner didn't want his wall to fall over after he moved, as he was moving next door to where the wall would be his backyard. We had done work for the homeowner in the past, so he decided to give us a call.

We sent System Design Specialist Matt Jacobson to inspect the wall and determine what was causing it to fall as well as how to fix this problem for the homeowner. Matt found that the old wall anchors on his wall were installed years ago and they were failing to support the wall, allowing it to lean. He knew that these older anchors would not be fixable, so he came up with a plan to use new GeoLock Anchors to stabilize the wall over time. Our installation team came out and installed these new anchors quickly so that the wall could start to push back towards its original position.

The homeowner was so impressed with the communication and the cleanup afterwards as well as with the wall straightening within the first month. Check out the new wall anchors on this retaining wall!

Case Studies From Council Bluffs
Settling
Mr. H Mr. H.'s house is a wood-framed, raised ranch built in the 1960s. The foundation was constructed from 8-inch concrete block. After purchasing...
Recent job requests in Council Bluffs, IA

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


I want a quote on waterproofing the basement. Basement is built out and has an outdoor entrance. 1 Room carpeted, 2 rooms linoleum flooring, furnice room concrete and Back fuse room is concrete! There is a cement brick wall that is painted and has some dampness to it and maybe a little mildew! Additional information: Needs help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


Service: Water in my basement

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


2 areas os sinking concrete pads outside sidewalk entrance to garage. May have a low spot on the driveway. Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


I have 2 areas of concern. One is cracking and lifting on a patio. Second is a sinking corner in my driveway Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


Service: Gutter replacement

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


Two places in the basement where the floor has dropped due to settling. One place inside the garage that was repaired last year, but failed. Additional information: Needs help with: Foundation Settlement

Neighborhood: Lilac Circle, Council Bluffs, 51503


I would like to get a quote for caulking my driveway, front porch, the side of my garage and the back patio. Thank you. Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


Concrete block garage from 1940 is settling due to buckling wall on hill. Additional information: Needs help with: Wall Support

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


I think water is coming in through the floors due to foundation Additional information: Needs help with: Foundation Settlement

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


Uneven and cracked back patio Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


Constant water in basement in spite of brand new foundation and block wall Additional information: Needs help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


Cracks in backyard patio Would like repair Also possibly leveling Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


Sunken driveway area and side walk. Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51503


I have a section of my driveway next to my house that is falling in and undermining the driveway. Additional information: Needs help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


Looking to get our crawl space looked at. hoping to clean it up and get it sealed off as much as possible Additional information: Needs help with: Crawlspace

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


One of the walls in my basement has a crack that sometimes leaks water when it rains Additional information: Needs help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Wedgewood Drive, Council Bluffs, 51503


There are a few vertical cracks in my foundation that probably need to be filled. I believe these cracks are caused by moving earth--my front steps have separated from my house a little bit, so that will need to be repaired as well. Additional information: I need help with: Foundation Settlement

Neighborhood: Council Bluffs, 51501


A car ran into the house which damaged the foundation. Need an estimate to repair Additional information: Needs help with: General

Neighborhood: Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, 51503


Concrete steps separating from porch. Also wonder if underground gutter drainage could present a problem in the future. Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair
Job Stories From Council Bluffs, IA
Waterproofing in Council Bluffs

This homeowner had started living on their own for the first time in a while, and was experiencing some water coming into the basement. She had heard some really good things about Thrasher, so she looked up reviews and gave us a call. System Design Specialist Nico Lemmers, came out to meet with them. Nico did a survey of the area and saw that the water was coming in through the cracks in her foundation wall. Together, the homeowner and Nico decided on a solution. They decided the best solution would be installing Cleanspace and WaterGuard that is linked to the TripleSafe Sump Pump. Cleanspace is our vapor barrier that keeps out moisture and lets water collect and filter into the WaterGuard. WaterGuard is our drainage system that collects water from the Cleanspace and from the cold joint. It then flows the water into the sump pump and the sump pump discharges the water at a safe distance from the house. The homeowner loved this solution and there is no doubt there is no more need to worry about water intruding the basement! 

Foundation Repair in Council Bluffs, IA

This homeowner has a berm style home in the outskirts of Council Bluffs. She had been seeing issues getting progressively worse over the years and knew she needed someone out. She knew the Thrasher name from advertisements over the years, as well as recommendations from family and friends, so she gave us a call. System Design Specialist, Tim Wurgler, came out to meet her. After doing the inspection, Tim determined that the bowing in her walls were from wet clay soil expansion. She was having cracks in her bedroom wall and bathroom. Tim proposed we use our wall anchors to stop the wall from bowing in anymore. This area of her home was finished, so wall anchors were the best option to not disturb the finished areas. Wall anchors are comprised of plates on the walls and rods going through the plate, wall, and into the ground on the other side. Overtime, it is possible to tighten the rods to straighten the wall back out. This homeowner knew she could not prolong putting this project off any longer, so we sent out of installation team! She was very pleased with the outcome. There is no doubt she is feeling more at peace in her own space now!  

Gutter Shutter Protects Porch on barn in Council Bluffs Iowa.

Wayne and Kathy have a barn on their property with older trough style gutters, and they are concerned about water getting into the barn.  They use the barn to store their "toys" and also have a bedroom/bathroom in there that their granddaughter is moving into and living in while attending Iowa Western. The old gutters that they had on the barn were corroded and sagging.  They could only do one downspout for the entire run because otherwise they would be sending water onto the driveway area that has poor drainage and turns into an ice rink in the wintertime.  When the gutters sagged, they would overflow and drip on the patio/entrance area. 

 

We used Gutter Shutter to direct the water to the back of the barn and make sure they stayed pitched correctly. They had an interesting situation that a normal K-style gutter wouldn't solve.  Gutter shutter was the right solution for them because it's stronger and won't clog up and won't pull away.  We can get the water where they need it without them having any ice or dripping problems in the future. 

 

He said that the project went well. The crew came out on time, told the customer what they were going to do, cleaned up after themselves (he mentioned that he saw an installer drop a sheet metal screw and figured it would end up in his tire, but then he saw him pick it up and was impressed that they picked up such a tiny screw).  He also said that they were easy to talk to.  Andrew, the team lead explained everything really well.  What they did, and what the customer could expect.  Kathy also really liked the crew.  Wayne said that Andrew was "the best" and "fabulous" and "I'd want him on any of my projects". 

Gutter Shutter Protects Porch on barn in Council Bluffs Iowa. - Photo 1
Titled Walkway Level in Council Bluffs, IA

A homeowner in Council Bluffs, IA was worried about his concrete. He noticed that his walkway was sloping toward his house foundation. Concerned this would cause foundation problems, he gave us a call.

Upon inspection the Thrasher crew was able to identify the entire walkway was slopping toward the foundation. We were able to tilt the entire walkway away from the foundation with PolyLevel. The concrete was lifted 2-3 inches.

New Gutters Installed in Council Bluffs, IA

Homeowners Nicole and Ian G. are planning on staying in their home long term and are looking to do some projects around the home to keep it in the best shape possible. Their home was lacking gutters and so they decided to call Thrasher to see what we could do about gutter installation.

The crew was able to see that the lack of gutters on one side of the home was letting water pool next to the foundation. We installed Gutter Shutter around the entire home, so they would have clog-free gutters.