Foundation and Basement Services in Inwood, IA
Whether you have a flooded basement after a big storm or in the spring during the springtime if you've noticed a crack in your foundation starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced employees who will take a look at the potential problem your home and then help you determine the ideal options to fix the problem once and for all as well as keep the problem from returning. CLS serves the entire Inwood area.
It is crucial that as soon as you see a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues such as mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, or even our bowed foundation wall repair services to repair your bowing foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If there is water in your basement after a heavy storm, this is not good. If this water is not removed, it will prevent you from being able to keep items in the area and even keep you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity can ultimately cause the growth of mildew and mold which can in the future be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you've seen standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can investigate the problem and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will stop water coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This system will control the growth of mold and enable you to finally be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement walls are a minor problem that can quickly turn into one that is much more serious. The purpose of your basement walls is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. 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 increase, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that area. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To fix bowed foundation walls, we uses a system of wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing any more. The anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can correct the bowing wall once installed. After the wall has been repaired, the chances of it bucking are almost none.
If your home has a crawl space, it is likely an area that you only worry about when there is a noticeable problem. This is because they are normally improperly closed off and are frequently messy, dangerous, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having humidity 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 this area is to encapsulate them and close them off from the outside. This will control excess moisture and humidity as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we can install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sagging floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you're noticing cracking in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of windows or doors, this is an indicator that there is a problem with your foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be your doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even sticking when opening them. Foundation problems are fairly common in the Inwood area as a result of the moisture content of the soil fluctuates throughout the year. They are sometimes caused by poor soil compaction during the building of your home. Our team can install a network of piers under your house that will shift the load of the home to the piers and keep the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got has any type of basement water issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page or, you can fill out the form below to set up a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.