Foundation and Basement Services in Oakland, Iowa
If you have a flooded basement after a intense rain or in the spring during the springtime if you've noticed a crack in your foundation beginning to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks you're having after which we can help you come up with the ideal method to repair the issue once and for all as well as prevent the issues from returning. CLS services the entire Oakland area.
It is critical that as soon as you find an issue with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We say this as there are some potentially dangerous problems that will happen along with these issues such as black mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you're in need of our basement waterproofing products 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 buckling basement wall repair services to straighten your buckling basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
When you've got standing water in the basement after a heavy storm, this is never good. If this water is not removed, it will keep you from being able to keep items in the area and even stop you from using that space as another room. Excess moisture and humidity can also harbor mold and mildew which could ultimately be a cause of dangerous health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can determine the cause of the flooding and help create a basement waterproofing system which will stop water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from occurring. This system will prevent the growth of mold as well as enable you to finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a minor problem that can rapidly get very serious. Your basement walls job is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the basement walls are pressing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the problem keeps happening, it is possible for the walls to fail and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that area. In some of the worst cases, the house could collapse. To repair buckling basement walls, our experts uses a system of wall anchors to pull the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling again. The anchors can be professionally installed in a day and can correct the bowed basement wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it becoming a problem again are very low.
If your home has a crawl space, it is likely a location that you only worry about when there is a problem. This is because they are generally improperly sealed off and are frequently unkempt, dangerous, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having humidity issues that could cause damage to the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to control problems in this area is to encapsulate them and close them off from the exterior. This will control excess moisture and humidity in addition to 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 the floor joists and level the sagging floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've seen cracking in the foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of your windows or doors, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with the foundation and you may require foundation repair. Another sign could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even sticking when moving them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Oakland area due to the moisture levels 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 piering system under your foundation which will shift the load of your home to the piers and stop the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of foundation settlement issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or, you can complete the form below to set up a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.