Whether you have a flooded basement after a heavy storm or in the spring during the springtime if you've got a crack in your basement wall beginning to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks your home and after the inspection, help you come up with the ideal method to take care of the problems for good and even keep the issues from returning. CLS services the entire Spirit Lake area.

It is critical that if you've seen a problem with your basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We recommend this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing services to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to fix your bowing basement walls, our experts are here to help you.


When you've seen standing water in the basement following a heavy rainfall, this is not good. When this water stays around, it will keep you from being able to store items in the area and even stop you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity also has the ability harbor mold and mildew which can be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you've got standing water in your basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can investigate the leaking and help create a basement waterproofing solution which will prevent water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from occurring. This system will also prevent the growth of mold and help so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, a media room, or even a spare bedroom.

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how wall anchors work


Buckling basement walls are a minor problem that can very quickly turn into one that is much more serious. The purpose of your basement walls is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the foundation walls are buckling inward, this is an indicator 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 a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that location. The worst case scenario is the house could collapse. To fix buckling basement walls, CLS uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and prevent it from bowing any longer. 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 chances of it bowing more are almost none.


If you've got a crawl space, it is probably an area that you will only go to when there is a noticeable problem. This is probably because they are usually improperly closed off and are frequently messy, dirty, and can have critters living in them. They are notorious for having excess humidity problems that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our team knows one of the best ways to control problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the exterior. 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 system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and correct the sinking floor. To further control extra moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.

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foundation piers diagram


If there are cracking in the foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of your window frames or door frames, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even not moving when opening them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Spirit Lake area due to the moisture levels of the soil go up and down during the year. They are occasionally caused by improper soil compaction during the building of your home. Our experts can install a system of piers under your home which will shift the weight of the home to the piers and stop the home from sinking or settling in the future.


If you have has any type of basement water issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page.