LOCAL WATERPROOFING AND FOUNDATION SERVICES IN CHEROKEE, IOWA
If you've got a wet basement after a large rain or in the spring during the springtime if you've got a crack in your basement wall starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained professionals who are able to take a look at the situation your home and after the inspection, assist you determine the best options to fix the problems for good and even keep the issue from returning. CLS services the entire Cherokee area.
It is critical that as soon as you've found a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mold, structural damage, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our buckling foundation wall repair services to repair your buckling foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.
If you have stagnant water in your basement after a big rain, it is never good. If this water stays around, it will prevent you from having the ability to store items in the area and even keep you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity can also harbor mold and mildew which could in the future be a cause of life threatening health problems. If there is standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so a member of our team can investigate the issue and help design a basement waterproofing solution which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This will also stop the growth of mold as well as help so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
BOWED WALL REPAIR
Buckling foundation walls are a issue that can quickly turn into one that is much more serious. The purpose of your basement walls is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the foundation walls are buckling into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the buckling continues to increase, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that area. In some of the worst cases, the building could collapse. To repair buckling foundation walls, CLS uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and prevent it from buckling any longer. These anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can correct the bowed foundation wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it becoming a problem again are almost none.
If your homes got a crawl space, it is probably a location that you only go into when there is a noticeable problem. This is due to the fact that they are usually poorly closed off and are regularly messy, grimy, and can even have critters living in them. Crawl spaces are known for having moisture problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to prevent problems in this area is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the outside. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity as well as 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 level the sagging floor. To further control excess moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT REPAIR
If you're noticing cracks in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of the windows or doors, this is a sign that there is a problem with your foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when opening them. Settling foundations are commonplace in the Cherokee area as the moisture content of the soil go up and down throughout the year. They are sometimes caused by poor compaction during the building of your home. Our team can install a system of piers under your home which will shift the weight of your home to the piers and keep the home from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to head over to our contact us page and complete the contact form to set up a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.