Expert Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Elmo, MO
Whether you've got a damp basement following a large rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you've noticed a crack in your foundation starting to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks your home and then assist you come up with the best method to repair the problem for good and even prevent the problem from coming back. CLS serves the entire Elmo area.
It is critical that as soon as you find an issue with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are quite a few additional problems that will arise with these issues such as mildew, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to protect your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, or even our bowed basement wall repair services to straighten your bowing basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.
When you've got water in your basement after a large rainfall, it is never good. When this water is present, it will keep you from having the ability to store items in the area and even prevent you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity can also cause mold and mildew to grow which could ultimately be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you have standing water in your basement, you should get in touch with us so a member of our team can determine the cause of the problem and help create a basement waterproofing system which will stop water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from happening. This will also prevent the growth of mold as well as make it so you can finally be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, a media room, or even an extra bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a minor issue that can very quickly turn into one that is much more serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the walls are pressing inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the problem continues to get worse, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that location. In some of the worst cases, the building could collapse. To correct bowed basement walls, our team uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to bring the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing any more. The anchors can be installed quickly and can straighten the bowed wall once installed. After the wall has been repaired, the probability of it bucking are almost none.
If you've got a crawl space, it is likely a location that you only go into when there is an obvious problem. This is due to the fact that they are generally poorly sealed off and are regularly messy, dirty, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having excess humidity problems that could cause problems with 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 seal them off from the weather. This will control excess moisture and humidity as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we can install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and correct the sinking floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you have cracking in your foundation or if you're seeing them at the corners of the windows or door frames, this is a sign that there are problems with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. Another sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when closing them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Elmo area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. They are sometimes caused by poor soil compaction during the building of your home. Our professionals can install a network of piers under your home that will shift the weight of your home to the piers and prevent the home from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to head over to our contact us page where you can complete the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.