If you've got a wet basement after a heavy storm or during the spring thaw if you've got a crack in your foundation beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who will inspect the flooding or cracks your home and then help you design the optimal options to fix the problem once and for all as well as keep the issues from returning. CLS serves the entire Okoboji area.

It is crucial that once you've found a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are some additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, or even our buckling foundation wall repair services to straighten your bowing foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.


When you have standing water in the basement after a heavy rainfall, it is not good. If this water is not controlled, it will keep you from having the ability to store items in the area and even keep you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity will eventually cause the growth of mildew and mold which could ultimately be responsible for dangerous health problems. If you're noticing standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the issue and help design a basement waterproofing solution which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from happening. This system will prevent the growth of mold as well as make it so you can finally be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.

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Bowing foundation walls are a minor problem that can quickly get very serious. Your basement walls job is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the foundation walls are buckling inward, this is a sign that they may be in danger of collapsing. If the buckling keeps getting worse, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that location. In some of the worst cases, the house could collapse. To repair buckling foundation walls, we uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to straighten the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing any longer. These anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can straighten the bowing foundation wall the same day. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are very low.


If you have a a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you will only worry about when there is a problem. This is probably because they are normally improperly closed off and are frequently messy, dirty, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having excess moisture problems that could cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control issues in crawl spaces 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 your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we can install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize them and restore the sagging floor. To further control excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.

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If you've seen cracks in the foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of window frames or doors, this is one of the signs that there are problems with the foundation and you are 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 opening them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Okoboji area due to the moisture content of the soil rise and fall during the year. They are occasionally caused by inadequate compaction during the building of your home. Our professionals can install a system of piers under your house that will shift the load of the home to the piers and keep the house from sinking or settling in the future.


If you've got has any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to head over to our contact us page and complete the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.