Foundation and Basement Services in Persia, IA
If you have a damp basement after a intense storm or in the spring during the springtime if you've noticed a crack in your basement wall beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of experienced professionals who will take a look at the potential problem your home and after the inspection, help you come up with the ideal options to repair the issues once and for all as well as keep the problems from returning. CLS serves the entire Persia area.
It is crucial that as soon as you find a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you're needing 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 prevent damage to your floor joists, or even our buckling foundation wall repair services to fix your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
When you have stagnant water in the basement after a large rain, this is not good. If this water is not controlled, it will prevent you from having the ability to store items in the basement and even keep you from turning that space into another room. Excess moisture and humidity can also cause the growth of mildew and mold which can ultimately be a cause of dangerous health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can evaluate the flooding and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will stop water coming in and prevent any additional problems from happening. This will stop the growth of mold and also enable you to have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, an extra room, or even an extra bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement walls are a minor problem that can very quickly turn into one that is much more serious. The purpose of your basement walls is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the basement walls are bowing inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the bowing continues to get worse, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that area. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To repair buckling foundation walls, our experts uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and prevent it from buckling again. The anchors can be professionally installed in a day and can correct the bowing basement wall once installed. After the wall has been repaired, the probability of it bucking are very low.
If you have a a crawl space, it is most likely a part of the home that you will only go to when there is an obvious problem. This is due to the fact that they are generally improperly sealed off and are frequently unkempt, grimy, and can even have critters living in them. They are known for having humidity issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our team knows one of the best ways to control issues in crawl spaces is to encapsulate them and seal them off from the exterior. This will control unnecessary moisture and humidity in addition to preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we can install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and level the sagging floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you're noticing cracking in the foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of your window or door frames, this is an indicator that there is a problem with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. Another sign could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even sticking when closing them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Persia area as the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates during the year. They are occasionally caused by poor soil compaction during original construction of the home. Our professionals can install a piering system under your house which will shift the load of your home to the piers and keep the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to head over to 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.