Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Kingsley, Iowa
Whether you have a damp basement after a big rain or during the spring thaw if you've noticed a crack in your foundation starting to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced employees who are able to take a look at the flooding or cracks you've got after which we can help you design the optimal options to repair the issues once and for all as well as prevent the problem from coming back. Our team services the entire Kingsley area.
It is critical that as soon as you've found a problem with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair products to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our buckling foundation wall repair services to straighten your buckling foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.
If there is standing water in the basement after a heavy rainfall, this is not good. If this water is present, it will keep you from being able to keep items in the basement and even prevent you from turning that space into another room. Excess water and humidity can also harbor mold and mildew which could in the future lead to health problems. If you have standing water in the basement, you should get in touch with us so a member of our team can look into the water and help implement a basement waterproofing solution which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from happening. This system will also stop the growth of mold and help so you can have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, a media room, or even an extra bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a issue that can quickly get very serious. The purpose of your basement walls is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the basement walls are bowing inward, this is a sign that they may be in danger of collapsing. If the problem continues to get worse, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the basement wall in that location. The worst case scenario is the house could collapse. To correct buckling foundation walls, we uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to straighten the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. The anchors can be expertly installed in a day 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 visit when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are generally improperly sealed and are regularly unkempt, dirty, and can even have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having excess humidity problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows one of the best ways to prevent issues in this area is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the weather. This will control unnecessary 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 level the sinking floor. To further control excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've seen cracks in the foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of your windows or doorways, this is an indicator that there are problems with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even not moving when closing them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Kingsley area as the moisture content of the soil go up and down throughout the year. These issues are sometimes caused by improper compaction while the home was being built. 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 or, you can complete the form below to schedule a free estimate for any of our services.