Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Salem, Nebraska
Whether you have a damp basement following a large rain or when snow is melting in the spring if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation starting to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced employees who will make a proper evaluation of the situation you've got and after the inspection, assist you design the optimal options to fix the problems for good and even prevent the issue from returning. Our experts services the entire Salem area.
It is crucial that once you find a problem with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are some potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues including black mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you are in need of our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to control humidity below the home, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to repair your bowing basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If there is stagnant water in your basement after a heavy rain, this 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 turning that space into another room. Excess moisture and humidity also has the ability harbor mold and mildew which can in the future be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you have standing water in the basement, you should get in touch with us so a member of our team can determine the cause of the leaking and help implement a basement waterproofing system which will stop water coming in and prevent unnecessary problems from occurring. This will stop the growth of mold as well as enable you to finally have the ability to turn the basement into usable storage space, a second family room, or even an extra bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement walls are a issue that can rapidly get very serious. Your basement walls job is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the basement walls are bowing inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the buckling keeps happening, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation wall in that area. In some of the worst cases, the house could collapse. To repair bowing basement walls, we uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to bring the bowing wall back into place and permanently prevent it from bowing any longer. These anchors can be expertly installed quickly and can straighten the bowing basement wall the same day. Once 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 worry about when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are generally poorly sealed off and are regularly messy, dirty, and can even have critters living in them. They are notorious for having moisture issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to control issues in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system 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 series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sinking floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we can install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've noticed cracking in your foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of window frames or doorways, this is one of the signs that there are problems with your foundation and you may require foundation repair. One of the other signs could be your doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when moving them. Foundation problems are fairly common in the Salem area as a result of the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates during the year. The problems are sometimes caused by inadequate soil compaction while the home was being built. Our team can install a network of piers under your house which will shift the load of your home to the piers and prevent the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page or, you can complete the form below to schedule a free estimate for any of our services.