Local Waterproofing and Foundation Services in Lesterville, South Dakota
If you have a damp crawl space following a heavy rain or during the spring thaw if you've got a crack in your basement wall beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is a team of trained employees who are able to inspect the situation you're having after which we can assist you design the ideal options to take care of the issues once and for all and even keep the problems from returning. Our experts services the entire Lesterville area.
It is crucial that as soon as you've seen a problem with the foundation, crawl space or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this due to there are quite a few potentially dangerous problems that will accompany these issues such as black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even catastrophic foundation damage. No matter if you need our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair products to stabilize your foundation, or crawl space services to prevent damage to your floor joists, or even our bowed foundation wall repair services to repair your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
If you have water in the basement after a large rainfall, this is never good. When this water is not removed, it will keep you from being able to store items in the area and even stop you from being able to fully use the space. Excess water and humidity also has the ability harbor mold and mildew which could lead to dangerous health problems. If you're noticing standing water in the basement, you should contact us so a member of our team can evaluate the flooding and help design a basement waterproofing solution which will control water coming in and prevent any additional damage from happening. This system will control the growth of mold and also help so you can finally be able to turn the basement into usable storage space, a media room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Bowing basement walls are a minor problem that can quickly get very serious. Your basement walls job is twofold; support the home and keep soil out of the basement. When the walls are buckling inward, this is an indicator that they may not be able to support the building much more. If the bowing continues to get worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that area. In some of the worst cases, the home above could collapse. To repair bowed foundation walls, our team uses a system of wall anchors to pull the bowing wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. The anchors can be installed in a day and can straighten the bowed wall once installed. Once the wall has been repaired, the probability of it becoming a problem again are very low.
If you've got a crawl space, it is probably a location that you will only visit when there is a noticeable problem. This is because they are generally improperly closed off and are frequently messy, grimy, and can have critters living in them. Crawl spaces are known for having humidity problems that could cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to prevent problems in this area is to install an encapsulation system and close them off from the exterior. This will control excess 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 series of jacks to lift and stabilize them and restore the sagging floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent the growth of mold.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracking in the foundation or if you've noticed them at the corners of window frames or doors, this is one of the signs that there is a problem with the foundation and you may be in need of foundation repair. One of the other signs could be the doors or windows will be difficult to open or close or even getting stuck when opening them. Foundation problems are commonplace in the Lesterville area as a result of the moisture content of the soil go up and down throughout the year. They are also caused by inadequate soil compaction during original construction of the home. Our professionals can install a piering system under your foundation that will shift the load of your home to the piers and stop the foundation 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 a member of our team for any of our services.