Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Nodaway, IA
If you've got a damp crawl space after a large rain or during the spring thaw if you're starting to notice a crack in your basement wall that is getting worse, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of trained professionals who will inspect the flooding or cracks your home and after the inspection, help you come up with the ideal options to take care of the issue for good and even prevent the problems from coming back. CLS serves the entire Nodaway area.
It is crucial that once you've found an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional problems that can accompany these issues including mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing services to protect your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing foundation wall repair services to straighten your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If you have standing water in the basement after a heavy rainfall, this is not good. When this water is present, it can keep you from having the ability to keep items in the basement and even keep you from fully using the area. Excess moisture and humidity can also cause mold and mildew to grow which can ultimately be responsible for health problems. If you've got standing water in the basement, you should get in touch with us so a member of our team can evaluate the problem and help implement a basement waterproofing solution which can control water coming in and prevent any additional problems from happening. This system can prevent the growth of mold and make it so you can be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a issue that can very quickly become very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the walls are pushing inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the bowing continues to get worse, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that location. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To correct bowing foundation walls, CLS uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling again. These anchors can be installed quickly and can straighten the bowing wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bowing more are very low.
If you've got a crawl space, it is most likely a location that you only visit when there is a noticeable problem. This is probably because they are generally improperly sealed off and are regularly messy, dirty, and can even have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are known for having moisture issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to prevent problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and close them off from the exterior. This will control excess 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 series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sagging floor. To further control 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 noticing cracks in the foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of window or door frames, this is a sign 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 will be difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when moving them. Sinking foundations are commonplace in the Nodaway area as the moisture levels of the soil go up and down throughout the year. The problems are also caused by inadequate compaction while the home was being built. Our team can install a piering system under your house that will shift the load of your home to the piers and keep the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to visit our contact us page or complete the form below to set up a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.