Expert Services in Boyden, IA
If you have a flooded basement after a large rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who will inspect the potential problem your home after which we can help you come up with the best method to repair the issues once and for all and even keep the problems from returning. Our team services the entire Boyden area.
It is very important that as soon as you've seen an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues including mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you need our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, or even our buckling foundation wall repair services to repair your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If you've got standing water in the basement following a big rain, this is not good. When this water is not removed, it will prevent you from having the ability to store items in the basement and even stop you from fully using the area. Excess water and humidity can also cause mold and mildew to grow which can be a cause of health problems. If you've got standing water in the basement, you should contact us so a member of our team can evaluate the leaking and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from occurring. This system will prevent the growth of mold as well as enable you to have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling basement or foundation walls are a minor problem that can rapidly become very serious. The purpose of your basement walls is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the basement walls are bowing inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the buckling keeps happening, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that area. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To repair buckling foundation walls, our team uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to bring the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any longer. These anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can straighten the bowing basement wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bucking are very low.
If you've got a crawl space, it is most likely a location that you only visit when there is a problem. This is because they are generally improperly sealed and are regularly unkempt, dangerous, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are known for having moisture issues that can cause damage to the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our team knows one of the best ways to control problems in this area is to encapsulate them and seal them off from the exterior. This will control excess 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 extra moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've seen cracking in the foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of your window or door frames, this is an indicator that there is a problem with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even sticking when opening them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Boyden area due to the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall during the year. The problems are also caused by inadequate compaction while the home was being built. Our experts can install a system of piers under your home that will shift the load of your home to the piers and stop the home from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to visit our contact us page or fill out the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.