Services in Hospers, Iowa
Whether you've got a damp crawl space after a intense rain or in the spring during the springtime 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 you've got and after the inspection, assist you design the best options to take care of the problems for good and even keep the problems from returning. Our experts serves the entire Hospers area.
It is very important that once you've seen an issue with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional issues that will accompany these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our bowed foundation wall repair services to fix your buckling foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.
When you've got stagnant water in your basement after a large rainfall, this is not good. When this water is present, it will keep you from being able to keep items in the basement and even keep you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity also has the ability harbor mold and mildew which can ultimately lead to life threatening health problems. If there is standing water in your basement, you should contact us so a member of our team can determine the cause of the problem and help come up with a basement waterproofing solution which will control water coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This will also control the growth of mold and enable you to have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, a media room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a minor issue that can very quickly become very serious. The purpose of your basement walls is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are pressing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the bowing continues to get worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation wall in that area. In some of the worst cases, the house could collapse. To repair bowed foundation walls, CLS uses a system of wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and prevent it from buckling any longer. These anchors can be installed quickly and can straighten the bowing wall once installed. After the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bucking are almost none.
If you have a a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you only visit when there is a noticeable problem. This is probably because they are usually poorly sealed and are frequently unkempt, dirty, and can even have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are known for having moisture issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to prevent issues in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and close them off from the exterior. This will control excess moisture and humidity as well as 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 level the sagging floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracking in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of your window frames or doors, this is a sign that there is a problem with your foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even not moving when moving them. Sinking foundations are commonplace in the Hospers area as the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates during the year. They are also caused by inadequate compaction when your home was being built. Our team can install a system of piers under your house which will shift the weight of the home to the piers and keep the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to head over to our contact us page or complete the form below to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.