Local Available Services in Utica, South Dakota
If you have a damp basement following a large rain or during the spring thaw if you've noticed a crack in your foundation that is getting worse, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who are able to inspect the situation you've got and then help you design the optimal options to fix the problems for good and even keep the problems from coming back. Our experts services the entire Utica area.
It is crucial that once you see an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact a trusted repair company. We say this because there are some potentially dangerous problems that can happen along with these issues such as black mold, reduced structural integrity, and even permanent foundation damage. No matter if you are needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop cracks from growing in the foundation, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, or even our bowing foundation wall repair services to straighten your buckling foundation walls, our professionals are here to help you.
When you've seen standing water in the basement after a large rain, it is not good. When this water stays around, it can prevent you from being able to store items in the basement and even keep you from turning that space into another room. Excess moisture and humidity can also cause mold and mildew to grow which can ultimately be a cause of life threatening health problems. If you've got standing water in the basement, you should reach out to us so one of our experts can look into the leaking and help implement a basement waterproofing system which can prevent water coming in and prevent any additional problems from happening. This can prevent the growth of mold and make it so you can have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, an extra room, or even an additional bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling foundation walls are a issue that can rapidly turn into one that is much more serious. The purpose of your basement walls is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the foundation walls are pressing into the basement, this is an indicator that they may be in danger of collapsing. If the bowing keeps getting worse, it is possible for the walls to fail and may even require you to rebuild or replace the foundation wall in that location. The worst case scenario is the building could collapse. To repair bowing foundation walls, CLS uses a system of specially engineered wall anchors to straighten the wall back into place and permanently prevent it from buckling any more. The anchors can be professionally installed quickly and can correct the bowed foundation wall the same day. Once the wall has been repaired, the chances of it becoming a problem again are almost none.
If your homes got a crawl space, it is most likely a part of the home that you only visit when there is a problem. This is due to the fact that they are usually poorly sealed off and are regularly unkempt, dirty, and can have critters holed up in them. Crawl spaces are known for having moisture issues that can cause problems with the floor joists and even cause mold to grow. Our experts know an ideal way to control problems in crawl spaces is to install an encapsulation system and seal them off from the exterior. This will control excess moisture and humidity in addition to preventing unwanted pests from getting in. If you have sloping floors above the crawl space, we will install a system of jacks to lift and stabilize them and level the sinking floor. To further prevent extra moisture, we will install a specialized crawl space dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If there are cracks in the foundation or if you've seen them at the corners of windows or door frames, this is a sign that there are problems with the foundation and you may require 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 commonplace in the Utica area as the moisture content of the soil rise and fall throughout the year. They are occasionally caused by inadequate soil compaction during original construction of the home. Our team can install a system of piers under your foundation that will shift the weight of your home to the piers and keep the foundation from sinking or settling in the future.
If you've got has any type of foundation settlement issue, please do not hesitate to head over to our contact us page.