Foundation and Basement Services in Kingsley, Iowa
If you have a wet crawl space following a heavy rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you've got a crack in your foundation beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the potential problem your home and then help you determine the optimal method to fix the issues once and for all and even keep the problem from returning. Our experts services the entire Kingsley area.
It is very important that as soon as you find a problem with your foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We say this because there are some additional problems that will happen along with these issues including mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing foundation wall repair services to fix your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If you've seen water in your basement following a big rainfall, it is never good. If this water stays around, it will keep 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 also cause the growth of mildew and mold which can lead to health problems. If there is standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can investigate the flooding and help implement a basement waterproofing solution which will stop water coming in and prevent any additional damage from happening. This will prevent the growth of mold and also help so you can have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement or foundation walls are a issue that can rapidly become very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the foundation walls are buckling inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the bowing keeps getting worse, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in you to rebuild or replace the foundation wall in that area. The worst case scenario is the house could collapse. To fix bowing foundation walls, our experts uses a system of wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. The anchors can be installed in a day and can correct the bowing foundation wall the same day. Once the wall has been repaired, the chances of it becoming a problem again are almost none.
If your home has a crawl space, it is probably an area that you will only visit when there is a noticeable problem. This is probably because they are usually improperly sealed and are regularly unkempt, grimy, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having excess humidity issues that can cause problems with 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 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 will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and level the sagging floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracks in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of the windows or doorways, this is one of the signs that there are problems 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 not moving when opening them. Settling foundations are commonplace in the Kingsley area due to the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. The problems are sometimes caused by improper compaction during original construction of the home. Our team can install a piering system under your house which will shift the load of the home to the piers and keep the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of foundation settlement issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or fill out the form below to set up a free estimate for any of our services.