Local Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Canistota, South Dakota

If you have a flooded basement following a big storm or during the spring thaw if you've noticed a crack in your basement wall starting to grow, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of experienced professionals who will inspect the situation you're having and after the inspection, assist you determine the optimal options to repair the issues for good as well as prevent the issue from coming back. Our experts serves the entire Canistota area.

It is very important that if you've found an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We say this as there are a number of additional issues that will arise with these issues such as mold, weakened structure, and even permanent foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing services to control water entering your home, foundation repair products to prevent your home from sinking, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing basement wall repair services to straighten your buckling basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

If you've got water in the basement following a heavy rainfall, it is not good. When this water is not controlled, it will prevent you from having the ability to store items in the basement and even prevent you from fully using the area. Excess water and humidity can also cause mold and mildew to grow which could be responsible for health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should get in touch with us so a member of our team can look into the water and help create a basement waterproofing system which will prevent water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This will also stop the growth of mold and make it so you can finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even an extra bedroom.

Bowed Wall Repair

Buckling foundation walls are a problem that can rapidly get very serious. Your basement walls job is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the foundation walls are pushing into the basement, this is an indicator that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the bowing continues to increase, it could eventually lead to a failure of the foundation walls and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation in that area. In some of the worst cases, the home above could collapse. To correct bowing basement walls, our team uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any longer. The anchors can be installed quickly and can correct the bowing foundation wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the chances of it bowing more are almost none.

Crawl Spaces

If your home has a crawl space, it is likely a part of the home that you will only visit when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are usually poorly sealed off and are regularly unkempt, dangerous, and can have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are known for having moisture problems that could cause damage to the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our team knows an ideal way to control issues in this area is to encapsulate them and close them off from the weather. This will control excess moisture and humidity in addition to preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we will install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and correct the sagging floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.

Foundation Settlement Repair

If you have cracking in the foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of the window or doorways, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. An additional sign could be the doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when closing them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Canistota area as a result of the moisture content of the soil fluctuates during the year. These issues are occasionally caused by improper compaction while the home was being built. Our professionals can install a system of piers under your house which will shift the weight of your home to the piers and prevent the house from sinking or settling in the future.


If you have has any type of basement water issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page or fill out the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.