Trusted Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Melvin, IA

Whether you've got a flooded crawl space following a large storm or when snow is melting in the spring if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation that is growing, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced employees who will make a proper evaluation of the situation your home and then assist you determine the optimal method to repair the problem once and for all as well as prevent the issues from returning. Our team serves the entire Melvin area.

It is crucial that if you see a problem with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are some additional issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're needing our basement waterproofing services to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, or even our bowed foundation wall repair services to fix your bowing foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

When you've got stagnant water in the basement following a heavy rain, this is not good. If this water is present, it will prevent you from being able to keep items in the basement and even stop you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity also has the ability cause mold and mildew to grow which could in the future be a cause of health problems. If you're noticing standing water in your basement, you should contact us so one of our experts can investigate the problem and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will prevent water coming in and prevent any additional problems from happening. This system will control the growth of mold and make it so you can finally be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, a media room, or even an extra bedroom.

Bowed Wall Repair

Buckling basement walls are a issue that can rapidly 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 pressing inward, this is an indicator 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 in that area. In some of the worst cases, the home above could collapse. To repair bowed foundation walls, CLS uses a system of wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and prevent it from bowing any longer. The anchors can be expertly installed quickly and can straighten the bowing basement wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it becoming a problem again are very low.

Crawl Spaces

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 because they are normally improperly sealed and are regularly messy, grimy, and can have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are known for having humidity issues that could cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control issues in this area is to encapsulate them and close them off from the weather. This will control excess moisture and humidity in addition to controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we can install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sinking floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.

Foundation Settlement Repair

If you're seeing cracks in the foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of the window or doorways, this is an indicator that there is a problem with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be the doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even not moving when opening them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Melvin area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil go up and down during the year. They are sometimes caused by improper compaction when your home was being built. Our team can install a piering system under your foundation which will shift the load of the home to the piers and stop the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.


If your home has any type of crawl space issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page where you can complete the contact form to set up a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.