Professional Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Jefferson, South Dakota
If you have a wet crawl space following a large storm or in the spring during the springtime if you're starting to notice a crack in your foundation starting to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who will take a look at the potential problem you've got and then help you come up with the ideal options to repair the issue for good and even keep the problem from returning. CLS serves the entire Jefferson area.
It is very important that as soon as you see an issue with your crawl space, foundation, or basement that you get in touch with an experienced repair company. We recommend this due to there are a number of potentially dangerous issues that can arise with these issues such as black mold, weakened structure, and even catastrophic foundation damage. If you require our basement waterproofing products to prevent water damage in your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent mold growth in the crawl space, or even our bowed basement wall repair services to fix your buckling basement walls, our professionals are here to help you.
When you've got standing water in the basement following a large rainfall, it is not good. If this water is not removed, it can keep you from being able to keep items in the area and even stop you from using that space as another room. Excess water and humidity can ultimately cause mold and mildew to grow which could in the future lead to dangerous health problems. If you've got standing water in your basement, you should reach out to us so a member of our team can evaluate the problem and help come up with a basement waterproofing system which can control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from happening. This system can also control the growth of mold and help so you can be able to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing foundation walls are a problem that can very quickly become very serious. Your basement walls job is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are bowing into the basement, this is a sign that they may not be able to support the building much more. 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. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To repair bowed 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 buckling any more. These anchors can be installed quickly and can straighten the bowing wall the same day. Once the wall has been repaired, the chances of it bowing more are almost none.
If you have a a crawl space, it is likely a part of the home that you will only worry about when there is a problem. This is probably because they are generally poorly sealed off and are frequently messy, grimy, and can even have critters inhabiting them. They are notorious for having moisture problems that could cause problems with 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 exterior. This will control excess moisture and humidity as well as controlling the entry of unwanted pests. If you've got sagging floors above the crawl space, we will install a series of jacks to lift and stabilize the floor joists and restore the sinking floor. To further control excess moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the excess humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you're noticing cracks in the foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of the windows or doors, this is one of the signs that there are problems with the foundation and you are in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be the doors or windows being difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when moving them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Jefferson area as the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates during the year. These issues are sometimes caused by inadequate soil compaction when your home was being built. Our team can install a system of piers under your house that will shift the load of your home to the piers and stop the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If your home has any type of foundation settlement issue, please don't hesitate to visit our contact us page.