Whether you have a wet basement after a big storm or in the spring during the springtime if you've noticed a crack in your foundation beginning to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who are able to make a proper evaluation of the situation you've got after which we can help you come up with the ideal method to repair the issue for good as well as prevent the problem from coming back. Our experts services the entire Norfolk area.

It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are quite a few additional issues that will accompany these issues such as black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require 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 humidity below the home, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to straighten your bowing basement walls, our experts are here to help you.


When you have standing water in your basement following a big rainfall, this is never good. If this water stays around, it will keep you from being able to keep items in the area and even prevent you from turning that space into another room. Excess water and humidity can ultimately harbor mold and mildew which could ultimately lead to life threatening health problems. If you have standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can evaluate the water and help design a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from happening. This will control the growth of mold as well as enable you to have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, a second family room, or even an extra bedroom.

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Buckling basement walls are a minor problem that can very quickly get very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the walls are bowing into the basement, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the problem continues to get worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that location. In some of the worst cases, the building could collapse. To fix bowing basement walls, our experts uses a system of wall anchors to straighten the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing any more. These anchors can be installed quickly and can straighten the bowing wall once installed. After the wall has been straightened, the probability of it becoming a problem again are almost none.


If you have a a crawl space, it is probably a location that you only visit when there is a problem. This is because they are normally poorly sealed and are regularly unkempt, dirty, and can even 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 control issues in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the exterior. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we can install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sagging floor. To further control excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.

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If you're seeing cracks in your foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of window or doors, this is an indicator that there is a problem with your foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even sticking when opening them. Settling foundations are commonplace in the Norfolk area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil go up and down throughout the year. These issues are occasionally caused by poor compaction during the building of your home. Our professionals can install a piering system under your foundation which will shift the weight of your home to the piers and prevent the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.


If your home 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.