Professional Foundation and Basement Services in Anita, IA
Whether you have a damp crawl space following a heavy rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation that is growing, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced employees who are able to inspect the flooding or cracks your home and after the inspection, help you determine the best options to take care of the issue for good as well as keep the issues from coming back. Our team services the entire Anita area.
It is very important that if you've found an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this as there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as black mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to repair your buckling basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
When there is standing water in your basement following a heavy storm, this is never good. If this water is not removed, it will keep you from having the ability to keep items in the area and even prevent you from being able to fully use the space. Excess water and humidity can also cause the growth of mildew and mold which can in the future be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can determine the cause of the issue and help implement a basement waterproofing solution which will stop water coming in and prevent any additional damage from happening. This system will also stop the growth of mold and also enable you to finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling basement or foundation walls are a minor issue that can quickly become very serious. The foundations purpose is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are buckling inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the problem keeps happening, it is possible for the walls to fail and result in you to rebuild or replace the foundation wall in that location. In some of the worst cases, the home above could collapse. To correct bowing basement walls, CLS uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. These anchors can be professionally installed in a day and can straighten the bowed wall the same day. After the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bucking are very low.
If your homes got a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you only go to when there is an obvious problem. This is due to the fact that they are usually poorly sealed and are regularly messy, grimy, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having moisture issues that can cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to prevent problems in crawl spaces is to encapsulate them and close them off from the exterior. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity in addition to controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and restore the sinking floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracking in your foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of windows or doors, this is an indicator that there are problems with your foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even sticking when moving them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Anita area due to the moisture content of the soil fluctuates during the year. These issues are sometimes caused by inadequate compaction during original construction of the home. Our experts can install a piering system under your foundation which will shift the load of your home to the piers and prevent the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page and complete the contact form to set up a free estimate for any of our services.