PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATION AND BASEMENT SERVICES IN ATLANTIC, IOWA
Whether you have a wet crawl space following a big storm or in the spring during the springtime if you've got a crack in your foundation starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of trained professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks your home and then help you design the best method to fix the problem for good and even prevent the problem from returning. CLS services the entire Atlantic area.
It is very important that if you see an issue with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing foundation wall repair services to straighten your bowing foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.
If you've got standing water in your basement following a large storm, it is not good. If this water is present, it will keep you from being able to store items in the basement and even keep you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity can ultimately harbor mold and mildew which could lead to life threatening health problems. If there is standing water in your basement, you should contact us so a member of our team can evaluate the leaking and help come up with a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This will prevent the growth of mold and also enable you to finally have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
BOWED WALL REPAIR
Bowing foundation walls are a minor issue that can very quickly get very serious. The foundations purpose is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are pushing inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the buckling keeps happening, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and result in you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that location. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To repair bowing foundation walls, our team uses a system of wall anchors to straighten the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing again. The anchors can be installed quickly and can straighten the bowing wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it becoming a problem again are very low.
If you've got a crawl space, it is most likely an area that you only visit when there is a problem. This is because they are usually improperly sealed off and are regularly unkempt, grimy, and can have critters living in them. They are known for having humidity issues that could cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to prevent problems in this area is to encapsulate them and close them off from the outside. This will control excess moisture and humidity in addition to controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sagging floor. To further control extra moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.
FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT REPAIR
If you're seeing cracks in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of the windows or doorways, this is an indicator that there are problems with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. An additional sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even sticking when closing them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Atlantic area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall during the year. These issues are sometimes caused by inadequate compaction when your home was being built. Our team can install a system of piers under your home which will shift the load of the home to the piers and keep the home from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to visit our contact us page where you can complete the contact form to set up a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.