Local Foundation and Basement Services in Gretna, Nebraska
Whether you have a flooded basement after a large rain 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 trained professionals who will make a proper evaluation of the flooding or cracks you've got and then help you determine the optimal options to fix the problem once and for all and even prevent the issues from coming back. Our experts services the entire Gretna area.
It is critical that if you find a problem with your craw space, basement, or foundation that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including black mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you are needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to repair your bowing basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
When you've got standing water in the basement following a big storm, it is never good. If this water is present, it will 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 will eventually cause the growth of mildew and mold which can ultimately lead to health problems. If you've seen standing water in your basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can determine the cause of the problem and help come up with a basement waterproofing solution which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This will also control the growth of mold as well as help so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, a media room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement or foundation walls are a minor problem that can quickly become very serious. The purpose of your basement walls 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 be in danger of collapsing. If the problem continues to get worse, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that location. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To correct bowing basement walls, our team uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to bring the bowing wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing again. The anchors can be professionally installed in a day and can straighten the bowed wall the same day. Once the wall has been repaired, the probability of it bowing more are almost none.
If you have a a crawl space, it is probably a part of the home that you only worry about when there is a noticeable problem. This is because they are generally poorly closed off and are regularly messy, dangerous, and can even have critters inhabiting them. They are notorious for having moisture problems that can cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows one of the best ways to prevent issues in this area is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the exterior. 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 sagging floor. To further control excess moisture, we can install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracking in the foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of your window frames or doors, this is a sign that there are problems with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when moving them. Sinking foundations are commonplace in the Gretna area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil rise and fall during the year. These issues are occasionally caused by improper soil compaction during original construction of the 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 you've got has any type of crawl space issue, please don't hesitate to head over to our contact us page or fill out the contact form to set up a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.