Trusted Services in Meriden, Iowa

If you've got a damp crawl space after a heavy storm 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 has a team of experienced professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the potential problem you've got and then help you design the best method to fix the issues for good and even keep the issues from coming back. CLS services the entire Meriden area.

It is crucial that if you've found an issue with the craw space, basement, or foundation that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional issues that will happen along with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to control water in the crawl space, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to fix your bowing basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

If you've got stagnant water in your basement following a big storm, it is not good. If this water stays around, 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 moisture and humidity can ultimately cause mold and mildew to grow which can in the future be a cause of dangerous health problems. If there is standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can evaluate the issue and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will prevent water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This will also stop the growth of mold and also help so you can have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, a second family room, or even an additional bedroom.

Bowed Wall Repair

Buckling basement or foundation walls are a issue that can rapidly become 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 pushing 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 for the walls to fail and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that area. In some of the worst cases, the house could collapse. To repair bowing basement walls, CLS uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to pull the wall back into place and prevent it from bowing again. The anchors can be installed quickly and can correct the bowing basement wall the same day. After the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bucking are very low.

Crawl Spaces

If you have a a crawl space, it is most likely a part of the home that you will only go into when there is a problem. This is due to the fact that they are usually poorly sealed off and are regularly messy, dirty, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are known for having excess moisture issues that can cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to prevent issues in this area is to encapsulate them and seal them off from the outside. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity as well as preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and restore the sagging floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we will 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 your foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of your windows or doors, this is an indicator 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. Foundation problems are fairly common in the Meriden area due to the moisture content of the soil go up and down throughout the year. The problems are sometimes caused by improper soil compaction during the building of your home. Our team can install a system of piers under your home which will shift the load of the home to the piers and prevent the home from sinking or settling in the future.


If your home has any type of basement water issue, please don't hesitate to head over to our contact us page.