If you have a damp basement following a heavy storm or in the spring during the springtime if you're starting to notice a crack in your basement wall starting to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks you're having and then help you determine the optimal options to fix the issue for good as well as keep the problem from coming back. Our experts serves the entire Fairbury area.

It is very important that if you've seen an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that will arise with these issues including mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our bowing foundation wall repair services to fix your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.


If you have water in the basement after a heavy rain, it is never good. When this water is present, it will prevent you from having the ability to keep items in the area and even keep you from using that space as another room. Excess moisture and humidity will eventually harbor mold and mildew which could ultimately be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you're noticing standing water in your basement, you should contact us so one of our experts can evaluate the water and help create a basement waterproofing system which will prevent water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from happening. This will stop the growth of mold and also help so you can finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.

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how wall anchors work


Buckling basement or foundation walls are a minor issue that can rapidly become very serious. The purpose of your basement walls is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the foundation walls are pushing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the buckling keeps happening, it is possible for the walls to fail and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that area. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To repair bowing foundation walls, our experts uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to pull the bowing wall back into place and prevent it from buckling any longer. The anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can correct the bowing foundation wall once installed. After the wall has been repaired, the chances of it becoming a problem again are almost none.


If your home has a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you will only worry about when there is a noticeable problem. This is because they are usually improperly sealed off and are frequently messy, dirty, and can even have critters holed up in them. They are notorious for having humidity problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system 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've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sinking floor. To further control excess moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.

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If you've noticed cracks in the foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of the window frames or door frames, this is one of the signs that there are problems with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even sticking when moving them. Foundation problems are fairly common in the Fairbury area due to the moisture content of the soil go up and down during the year. These issues are also caused by poor compaction when your home was being built. Our experts can install a piering system under your house that will shift the weight of the home to the piers and keep the house 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.