Local Available Services in Emery, South Dakota

If you have a damp basement after a large rain or during the spring thaw if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained professionals who are able to take a look at the situation you're having after which we can help you determine the optimal method to take care of the problems once and for all as well as prevent the problems from coming back. CLS serves the entire Emery area.

It is crucial that once you find a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you get in touch with a trusted repair company. We say this because there are quite a few potentially dangerous issues that will arise with these issues such as mildew, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are in need of our basement waterproofing products to prevent water from entering your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowing foundation wall repair services to repair your buckling foundation walls, our experts are here to help you.

Basement Waterproofing

When you have standing water in the basement following a heavy storm, this is not good. If this water is not removed, it will keep you from being able to keep items in the area and even prevent you from being able to fully use the space. Excess water and humidity can also harbor mold and mildew which could eventually be responsible for health problems. If you have standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can evaluate the flooding and help come up with a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This system will also prevent the growth of mold as well as help so you can finally be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.

Bowed Wall Repair

Buckling basement or foundation walls are a minor issue that can very quickly become very serious. The foundations purpose is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the foundation walls are buckling into the basement, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the bowing keeps getting worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and result in you to rebuild or replace the foundation wall in that location. In some of the worst cases, the house could collapse. To correct bowing foundation walls, our team uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to pull the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling again. The anchors can be installed in a day and can straighten the bowing foundation wall the same day. After the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bucking are almost none.

Crawl Spaces

If you have a a crawl space, it is likely a part of the home that you only visit when there is an obvious problem. This is probably because they are usually poorly closed off and are regularly messy, dangerous, and can have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are known for having excess moisture issues that could cause problems with the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way 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 as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If your floors above the crawl space are sagging, we will install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize them and correct the sinking floor. To further control excess moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.

Foundation Settlement Repair

If you've noticed cracking in the foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of your windows or doors, this is an indicator that there is a problem with the foundation and you may require foundation repair. Another sign could be the doors or windows are difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when opening them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Emery area as the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates throughout the year. The problems are sometimes caused by poor 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 you have has any type of crawl space issue, please do not hesitate to visit our contact us page.