Foundation and Basement Services in Elkhorn, Nebraska
If you have a flooded crawl space following a heavy storm or in the spring during the springtime if you're starting to notice a crack in your basement wall beginning to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced employees who are able to take a look at the flooding or cracks your home after which we can help you come up with the best method to fix the problems once and for all and even keep the problem from returning. Our team services the entire Elkhorn area.
It is crucial that once you've found an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this as there are quite a few additional problems that can happen along with these issues such as black mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. It doesn't matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering 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 fix your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
When you've got standing water in your basement after a large rain, this is not good. If this water is not controlled, it can keep you from being able to keep items in the basement and even prevent you from being able to fully use the space. Excess water and humidity also has the ability cause the growth of mildew and mold which can ultimately be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you've seen 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 design a basement waterproofing solution which can stop water coming in and prevent any additional problems from occurring. This system can also stop the growth of mold and help so you can be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, a second family room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement walls are a issue 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 walls are pushing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the buckling continues to get worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that area. The worst case scenario is the home above could collapse. To correct bowing foundation walls, we uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to bring the problem wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. The anchors can be installed quickly and can correct the bowed wall the same day. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are very low.
If you've got a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you only visit when there is a noticeable problem. This is due to the fact that they are usually poorly sealed and are frequently unkempt, dirty, and can have critters inhabiting them. They are notorious for having humidity problems that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way 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 preventing unwanted pests from getting in. 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 prevent excess moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've seen cracking in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of your window or doorways, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. An additional sign could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even sticking when moving them. Settling foundations are fairly common in the Elkhorn area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. These issues are sometimes caused by poor soil compaction while the home was being built. Our professionals can install a system of piers under your house which will shift the weight of the home to the piers and prevent the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got has any type of crawl space issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page or, you can fill out the form below to schedule a free estimate with a member of our team for any of our services.