Available Services in Melvin, Iowa
Whether you've got a wet crawl space following a large rain or in the spring during the springtime if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of experienced professionals who will take a look at the potential problem your home after which we can assist you determine the optimal method to repair the issue once and for all and even keep the issues from coming back. Our experts serves the entire Melvin area.
It is critical that once you find an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this as there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that can arise with these issues such as black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you're in need of our basement waterproofing services to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to fix your bowing basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.
When there is water in your basement after a big rain, this is not good. When this water is not removed, it can keep you from being able to keep items in the basement and even prevent you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity also has the ability harbor mold and mildew which can in the future be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you've got standing water in the basement, you should contact us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the flooding and help implement a basement waterproofing system which can stop water coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This can also control the growth of mold as well as make it so you can be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement walls are a minor problem that can quickly turn into one that is much more serious. The foundations purpose is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are pushing inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the bowing continues to increase, it is possible the walls could collapse and may even require you to rebuild or replace the basement wall in that location. In some of the worst cases, the building could collapse. To repair buckling basement walls, our experts uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to straighten the bowing wall back into place and prevent it from bowing again. The anchors can be professionally installed quickly and can straighten the bowing wall the same day. After the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are very low.
If you have a a crawl space, it is most likely a location that you only go into when there is a problem. This is probably because they are normally improperly sealed and are regularly unkempt, dirty, and can even have critters holed up in them. They are notorious for having excess moisture problems that can cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and close them off from the outside. This will control excess moisture and humidity as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we will install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sinking floor. To further control extra moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you have cracks in your foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of the window frames or doorways, this is an indicator that there is a problem with your foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when opening them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Melvin area due to the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. These issues are sometimes caused by improper compaction when your home was being built. Our team can install a network of piers under your foundation which will shift the load of the home to the piers and prevent the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or, you can fill out the form below to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.