Expert Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Ithaca, Nebraska
If you have a wet crawl space after a heavy storm 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 is a team of experienced professionals who are able to inspect the potential problem you're having and after the inspection, assist you design the optimal options to repair the issues once and for all and even keep the problem from returning. Our experts services the entire Ithaca area.
It is critical that as soon as you've seen an issue with the basement, foundation, or crawl space that you reach out to a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few additional issues that can accompany these issues including black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you require our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to prevent your home from sinking, 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 there is standing water in your basement following a big rain, it is never good. When this water stays around, it can prevent you from being able to keep items in the basement and even keep you from turning that space into another room. Excess moisture and humidity also has the ability cause mold and mildew to grow which could be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should get in touch with us so one of our experts can investigate the water and help design a basement waterproofing solution which can prevent water coming in and prevent any additional damage from occurring. This can also prevent the growth of mold and also enable you to finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, a media room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing foundation walls are a issue that can 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 buckling inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the problem continues to increase, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that location. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To correct bowing basement walls, we uses a system of wall anchors to pull the bowing wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing any longer. The anchors can be installed in a day and can straighten the bowed wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bucking are very low.
If your home has a crawl space, it is most likely a part of the home that you will only go into when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are generally improperly closed off and are regularly messy, dangerous, and can have critters inhabiting them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having moisture problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to prevent issues in this area is to encapsulate them and seal them off from the weather. 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 will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sagging floor. To further prevent excess moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've seen cracks in your foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of the windows or doorways, this is a sign that there are problems with your foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be your doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when closing them. Settling foundations are commonplace in the Ithaca area due to the moisture levels of the soil go up and down during the year. The problems are occasionally caused by improper soil compaction during original construction of the home. Our experts can install a system of piers under your home which will shift the load of your home to the piers and keep 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 visit our contact us page and complete the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.