Foundation and Basement Services in Granville, IA
If you've got a flooded basement following a intense storm or in the spring during the springtime if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation beginning to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who are able to take a look at the potential problem your home after which we can assist you determine the optimal options to repair the issues for good as well as keep the issues from returning. CLS services the entire Granville area.
It is crucial that as soon as you've found a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are a number of additional problems that can happen along with these issues including black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to fix your bowing basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
When there is water in the basement following a heavy storm, it is never good. If this water stays around, it can keep you from being able to store items in the area and even keep you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity can ultimately cause mold and mildew to grow which can ultimately be responsible for health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the leaking and help come up with a basement waterproofing solution which can stop water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from happening. This system can also control the growth of mold and enable you to have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, a second family room, or even an extra bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing 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 basement walls are buckling inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the problem keeps getting worse, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require you to rebuild or replace the basement wall in that area. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To repair buckling basement walls, we uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to bring the wall back into place and prevent it from bowing again. These anchors can be expertly installed quickly and can straighten the bowing basement wall the same day. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are very low.
If your home has a crawl space, it is likely a location that you will only go into when there is an obvious problem. This is because they are generally poorly closed off and are regularly messy, dangerous, and can even have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having excess moisture problems that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to control problems in this area is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the exterior. 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 the floor joists and restore the sagging floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we can install a specialized 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 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. An additional sign could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when moving them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Granville area due to the moisture content of the soil go up and down during the year. They are also caused by poor compaction while the home was being built. Our professionals can install a piering system under your foundation which will shift the load of the home to the piers and keep 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 or complete the form below to set up a free estimate for any of our services.