Expert Services in Bronson, IA
Whether you've got a damp basement following a large rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you've noticed a crack in your basement wall that is getting worse, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who are able to take a look at the potential problem you're having and then assist you come up with the ideal method to fix the problems for good and even prevent the issue from coming back. CLS serves the entire Bronson area.
It is crucial that once you find a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to straighten your buckling basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
When you have water in the basement after a big rainfall, it is never good. When this water is not controlled, it will keep you from having the ability to store items in the basement and even prevent 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 life threatening health problems. If you've seen standing water in your basement, you should contact us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the water and help come up with a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent any additional damage from happening. This system will also prevent the growth of mold as well as make it so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, a second family room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a minor problem that can very quickly become very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the basement walls are pushing into the basement, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the buckling keeps happening, it is possible for the walls to fail and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that area. In some of the worst cases, the building could collapse. To correct buckling basement walls, we 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 quickly and can straighten the bowing basement wall once installed. Once the wall has been repaired, the probability of it bucking are almost none.
If your home has a crawl space, it is most likely a part of the home that you only worry about when there is a noticeable problem. This is due to the fact that they are normally poorly sealed and are regularly unkempt, dirty, and can have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having moisture problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to prevent problems 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 preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If you've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sagging floor. To further control excess moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've noticed cracking in the foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of your windows or doors, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be the doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even not moving when moving them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Bronson area due to the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates during the year. The problems are sometimes caused by improper compaction during the building of your 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 your home has any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page.