Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Melvin, Iowa
If you have a damp crawl space after a heavy rain or in the spring during the springtime if you've got a crack in your basement wall that is growing, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of experienced employees who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks you're having and after the inspection, help you come up with the ideal method to take care of the problems once and for all and even prevent the issues from returning. Our team services the entire Melvin area.
It is critical that once you see an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that can happen along with these issues such as mold, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to repair your buckling basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
If there is standing water in the basement following a heavy rainfall, this is not good. When this water is not removed, it can prevent you from having the ability to store items in the area and even stop you from using that space as another room. Excess moisture and humidity can also cause the growth of mildew and mold which could in the future lead to health problems. If you've seen standing water in the basement, you should contact us so one of our experts can look into the flooding and help design a basement waterproofing solution which can prevent water coming in and prevent any additional problems from occurring. This system can also control the growth of mold and enable you to finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, a second family room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing foundation walls are a issue that can quickly become very serious. Your basement walls job is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the foundation walls are bowing inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the problem keeps getting worse, it is possible the walls could collapse and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that area. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To fix bowing basement walls, our experts uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to pull the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. The anchors can be expertly installed quickly and can correct the bowing foundation wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it becoming a problem again are very low.
If you have a a crawl space, it is probably an area that you will only go into when there is a problem. This is probably because they are usually poorly sealed off and are frequently messy, dangerous, and can even have critters holed up in them. They are notorious for having moisture issues that could cause problems with 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 exterior. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity as well as preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we can install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sinking floor. To further prevent extra 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've seen cracks in the foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of window or door frames, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even sticking when opening them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Melvin area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil go up and down throughout the year. They are sometimes caused by improper soil compaction when your home was being built. Our professionals can install a system of piers under your foundation that will shift the weight of the home to the piers and stop the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of basement water issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page or, you can fill out the form below to set up a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.