If you've got a damp basement after a large storm or during the spring thaw if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation starting to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of trained employees who are able to take a look at the flooding or cracks you've got and after the inspection, assist you determine the ideal options to take care of the problem once and for all and even keep the issue from returning. Our experts services the entire Emmetsburg area.

It is very important that once you've seen a problem with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are some additional issues that can happen along with these issues including mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to repair your bowing basement walls, our experts are here to help you.


When there is water in your basement following a big rainfall, this is not good. When this water is not controlled, it can keep you from being able to keep items in the area and even stop you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity will eventually cause the growth of mildew and mold which could ultimately be responsible for 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 problem and help implement a basement waterproofing solution which can prevent water coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This system can stop the growth of mold and make it so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, a media room, or even a spare bedroom.

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Bowing basement or foundation walls are a minor issue that can quickly get very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the foundation walls are bowing into the basement, this is a sign that they may be in danger of collapsing. If the bowing continues to increase, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that location. In some of the worst cases, the building could collapse. To correct bowing basement walls, we uses a system of wall anchors to pull the wall back into place and prevent it from bowing again. The anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can correct the bowed foundation wall once installed. After the wall has been repaired, the probability of it becoming a problem again are almost none.


If you have a a crawl space, it is likely a part of the home that you only go into when there is a problem. This is probably because they are generally improperly sealed and are frequently messy, dirty, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are known for having excess humidity issues that could cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to prevent issues in crawl spaces is to encapsulate them and close them off from the weather. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity in addition to controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we can install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and level the sagging floor. To further control extra moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.

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If there are cracks in your foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of the windows or doors, this is an indicator that there are problems with your foundation and you are 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 moving them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Emmetsburg area as a result of the moisture content of the soil go up and down during the year. The problems are sometimes caused by poor soil compaction while the home was being built. Our team can install a system of piers under your house which will shift the load of the home to the piers and stop the house from sinking or settling in the future.


If you've got has any type of basement water 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.