Whether you have a flooded basement following a big rain or during the spring thaw if you've noticed a crack in your basement wall starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of experienced employees who will take a look at the flooding or cracks you're having and then help you come up with the best options to repair the problems for good and even prevent the problem from coming back. Our team services the entire Council Bluffs area.

It is very important that as soon as you've seen a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues such as mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to repair your buckling basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.


If you've seen standing water in the basement following a large rain, this is not good. When this water is present, it will keep you from being able to keep items in the basement and even prevent you from turning that space into another room. Excess moisture and humidity will eventually harbor mold and mildew which could in the future lead to dangerous health problems. If you've got standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the issue and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent any additional problems from occurring. This will control the growth of mold and also make it so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.

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how wall anchors work


Bowing basement walls are a minor issue that can rapidly get very serious. The purpose of your basement walls is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are buckling inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the problem continues to get worse, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in you to rebuild or replace the basement wall in that location. The worst case scenario is the house could collapse. To correct bowing basement walls, our team uses a system of wall anchors to bring the wall back into place and prevent it from buckling again. These anchors can be installed in a day and can straighten the bowed wall the same day. After the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are almost none.


If your home has a crawl space, it is most likely a part of the home that you only go to when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are usually improperly sealed and are regularly messy, dirty, and can have critters holed up in them. They are known for having excess humidity problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows one of the best ways to control problems in this area is to encapsulate them and seal them off from the weather. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity in addition to preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If you've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we will install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sagging floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.

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If you have cracking in the foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of windows or doors, this is an indicator that there is a problem with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be the doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even sticking when moving them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Council Bluffs area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. These issues are sometimes caused by inadequate compaction when your home was being built. Our team can install a piering system under your home that will shift the weight of the home to the piers and prevent the home from sinking or settling in the future.


If your home has any type of basement water issue, please do not hesitate to visit our contact us page or fill out the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.