Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Inwood, IA
Whether you've got a damp basement following a big rain or in the spring during the springtime if you've got a crack in your basement wall beginning 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 after which we can assist you come up with the best method to fix the issues once and for all and even prevent the problem from coming back. Our experts services the entire Inwood area.
It is very important that once you've seen a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our bowed basement wall repair services to straighten your buckling basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
If there is stagnant water in your basement after a large rainfall, this is never good. When this water is not controlled, it will prevent you from having the ability to keep items in the area and even stop you from being able to fully use the space. Excess water and humidity also has the ability cause the growth of mildew and mold which could ultimately be a cause of dangerous health problems. If you've got standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can investigate the problem and help create a basement waterproofing system which will prevent water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from happening. This system will stop the growth of mold as well as 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
Buckling basement or foundation walls are a minor issue that can quickly get very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the basement walls are bowing inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the problem continues to get worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that area. In some of the worst cases, the home above could collapse. To correct bowed basement walls, we uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and prevent it from buckling again. The anchors can be expertly installed quickly and can correct the bowing basement wall the same day. After the wall has been repaired, the probability of it bowing more are almost none.
If your home has a crawl space, it is likely an area that you only visit when there is a problem. This is probably because they are usually poorly sealed and are frequently unkempt, dirty, and can have critters living in them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having moisture problems that could cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to control problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the exterior. 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 will install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize them and restore the sinking floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you're seeing cracking in your foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of your window frames or doors, this is a sign that there is a problem with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even sticking when opening them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Inwood area as the moisture content of the soil go up and down during the year. They are occasionally caused by inadequate compaction during the building of your home. Our professionals can install a system of piers under your house that will shift the weight of the home to the piers and stop the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or, you can complete the form below to set up a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.