Services in Oakland, Iowa
If you have a wet basement after a large rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you've got a crack in your foundation starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks you've got after which we can help you design the ideal method to fix the issue once and for all as well as keep the problem from returning. CLS services the entire Oakland area.
It is critical that once you've found an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are a number of potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues such as black mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you require our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control mold growth in the crawl space, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to fix your bowing basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If you have water in the basement after a large storm, this is never good. When this water stays around, it will prevent you from being able to keep items in the basement and even keep you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity also has the ability cause the growth of mildew and mold which could in the future be a cause of health problems. If you're noticing standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can look into the flooding and help design a basement waterproofing system which will stop water coming in and prevent any additional problems from happening. This will prevent the growth of mold and also make it so you can finally be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, a second family room, or even an extra bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement or foundation walls are a minor problem that can very quickly turn into one that is much more serious. Your basement walls job is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the walls are buckling into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the bowing keeps happening, it is possible for the walls to fail and result in you to rebuild or replace the basement wall in that area. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To repair buckling basement walls, CLS uses a system of wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing again. These anchors can be expertly installed in a day and can straighten the bowed wall the same day. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it becoming a problem again are almost none.
If you have a a crawl space, it is most likely a location that you will only visit when there is a problem. This is probably because they are normally poorly sealed off and are frequently unkempt, dangerous, and can have critters inhabiting them. They are known for having excess moisture issues that could cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to prevent problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the outside. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity in addition to controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we can install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sinking floor. To further control 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 cracking in the foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of window frames 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 are difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when moving them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Oakland area due to the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. These issues are sometimes caused by inadequate compaction when your home was being built. Our experts can install a piering system under your foundation that will shift the weight of the home to the piers and keep the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of foundation settlement issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or fill out the form below to set up a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.