Foundation and Basement Services in Modale, Iowa
If you've got a flooded crawl space after a big storm or during the spring thaw if you've got a crack in your basement wall starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who will inspect the potential problem your home and after the inspection, help you determine the optimal method to take care of the problems once and for all as well as prevent the problem from coming back. CLS serves the entire Modale area.
It is crucial that once you've seen an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you reach out to an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues including black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, or even our bowed foundation wall repair services to fix your bowing foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.
If you've seen water in your basement after a large rain, it is not good. When this water is present, it can prevent you from having the ability to store items in the area and even prevent you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity will eventually cause mold and mildew to grow which can ultimately lead to dangerous health problems. If you've seen standing water in the basement, you should contact us so one of our experts can look into the leaking and help design a basement waterproofing solution which can control water coming in and prevent any additional damage from happening. This system can prevent the growth of mold and also enable you to finally have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, a media room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling basement walls are a minor issue that can very quickly become very serious. The foundations purpose is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the basement walls are pushing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the problem continues to increase, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that location. In some of the worst cases, the home above could collapse. To repair bowed foundation walls, CLS uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to straighten the problem wall back into place and prevent it from bowing any more. These anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can correct the bowing basement wall once installed. After the wall has been repaired, the chances of it bowing more are very low.
If your home has a crawl space, it is likely a location that you only go into when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are normally poorly closed off and are regularly unkempt, dirty, and can even have critters inhabiting them. They are notorious for having humidity issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control problems in crawl spaces 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've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we can install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize them and level the sinking floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracking in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of window or doors, this is one of the signs that there are problems with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even sticking when moving them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Modale area as the moisture content of the soil rise and fall during the year. The problems are sometimes caused by poor compaction while the home was being built. Our team can install a piering system under your home which will shift the weight of your home to the piers and prevent the home from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got has any type of crawl space 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 one of our experts for any of our services.