Trusted Foundation and Basement Services in Wagner, South Dakota
If you've got a wet basement after a big rain or during the spring thaw if you're starting to notice a crack in your basement wall beginning to form, our team is here to help. CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has a team of trained employees who will make a proper evaluation of the situation your home and after the inspection, help you come up with the best options to repair the issues once and for all as well as prevent the problems from coming back. Our team services the entire Wagner area.
It is crucial that if you see an issue with the crawl space, foundation, or basement that you contact an experienced repair company. We recommend this because there are quite a few additional issues that will arise with these issues including mold, structural damage, and even permanent foundation damage. If you're needing our basement waterproofing products to stop water damaging your home, foundation repair services to stop foundation issues, or crawl space services to prevent unnecessary damage under your home, or even our buckling basement wall repair services to fix your buckling basement walls, our experts are here to help you.
If there is water in the basement following a heavy rain, this is never good. When this water stays around, it will keep you from having the ability to store items in the basement and even prevent you from turning that space into another room. Excess water and humidity can ultimately cause the growth of mildew and mold which can eventually lead to health problems. If you have standing water in the basement, you should contact us so a member of our team can investigate the problem and help design a basement waterproofing system which will control water coming in and prevent unnecessary damage from occurring. This will control the growth of mold as well as make it so you can finally have the ability to turn the basement into viable storage space, a media room, or even a spare bedroom.
Bowed Wall Repair
Buckling basement walls are a minor problem that can very quickly become very serious. The purpose of your basement walls is to both keep the soil out and hold up the home above. When the basement walls are pressing inward, this is a sign that they may not be able to do their job for much longer. If the buckling continues to get worse, it is possible the walls could collapse and result in a very expensive replacement or rebuilding of the foundation in that location. The worst case scenario is the house could collapse. To correct buckling basement walls, our experts uses a system of specially designed wall anchors to pull the problem wall back into place and prevent it from buckling again. The anchors can be professionally installed in a day and can straighten the bowed basement wall once installed. Once the wall has been straightened, the probability of it bowing more are very low.
If you have a a crawl space, it is probably an area that you will only go to when there is an obvious problem. This is because they are generally poorly sealed off and are frequently messy, dirty, and can have critters living in them. Crawl spaces are notorious for having humidity problems that can cause damage to the floor joists and even enable mold to grow. Our experts know one of the best ways to control issues in crawl spaces is to encapsulate them and close them off from the outside. This will control unnecessary 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 them and restore the sinking floor. To further control excess moisture, we will install a specialized dehumidifier to remove the extra humidity and prevent mold growth.
Foundation Settlement Repair
If you've noticed cracking in the foundation or if you're noticing them at the corners of your windows or door frames, 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 are difficult to open or close or even not moving when closing them. Sinking foundations are fairly common in the Wagner area as the moisture levels of the soil fluctuates during the year. The problems are sometimes caused by inadequate compaction when your home was being built. Our experts can install a system of piers under your house which will shift the weight of the home to the piers and prevent the house from sinking or settling in the future.
If you have has any type of foundation settlement issue, please do not hesitate to visit our contact us page and complete the contact form to schedule a free estimate with one of our experts for any of our services.