If you have a damp crawl space following a big storm or during the spring thaw 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 experienced professionals who will take a look at the flooding or cracks you've got after which we can assist you come up with the optimal method to take care of the issues for good and even keep the problems from returning. Our experts services the entire Le Mars area.

It is very important that if you've found an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to repair your bowing basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.


When you've got standing water in your basement after a large storm, it is never good. When this water stays around, it will keep you from having the ability to keep items in the area and even keep you from turning that space into another room. Excess water and humidity will eventually cause the growth of mildew and mold which can be responsible for dangerous health problems. If you're noticing standing water in your basement, you should reach out to us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the water and help create a basement waterproofing solution which will prevent water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from occurring. This will control the growth of mold and also make it so you can 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 problem that can quickly become very serious. The foundations purpose is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the basement walls are pushing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the bowing continues to get worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that location. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To repair buckling basement walls, our experts uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to bring the problem wall back into place and prevent it from bowing any more. The anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can straighten the bowing basement wall the same day. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are very low.


If your home has a crawl space, it is most likely a location that you only worry about when there is a problem. This is due to the fact that they are generally improperly closed off and are regularly unkempt, grimy, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having humidity issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to prevent issues in this area is to encapsulate them and close them off from the weather. This will control excess moisture and humidity in addition to preventing unwanted pests from getting in. 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 prevent extra moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.

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If you're noticing cracking in your foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of your window frames or door frames, this is one of the signs 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 will be difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when opening them. Settling foundations are commonplace in the Le Mars area due to the moisture content of the soil fluctuates during the year. These issues are sometimes caused by poor compaction when your home was being built. Our experts can install a network of piers under your house which 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 visit our contact us page where you can fill out the contact form to schedule a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.