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Award-Winning Foundation & Crawl Space Encapsulation in Fremont

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Anyone who knows Fremont, Nebraska knows it is a lovely place to live, but this ‘bedroom town’ has its share of foundation problems. With a mix of historic, and as the area grows, newer homes, both are prone to wet basements and crawl spaces, sinking foundations, bowing walls, and unlevel concrete.

If these foundation damage problems all sound too familiar, it’s Fremont’s soil and weather conditions that are to blame for your home’s foundation problems. Typically, an area has one factor that leads to the condition of the foundation; in Fremont, the residents have two.

Fremont is located in the eastern part of Nebraska, about 30 miles west of the Missouri River. While the area consists of both rolling and hilly areas, there are flat areas representing the remnants of the original surface of the plain. The soil in Fremont is a silt loam topsoil with compact silty clay loam below. Although this type of soil is good for farming, especially corn, it causes many foundation problems for homeowners in Fremont.

The weather, however, doesn’t offer any help. The Fremont area receives around 31 inches of rainfall and 30 inches of snow per year. With nearly 50 percent of the rainfall occurring in the form of thunderstorms in the months of June, July, and August, this time is a headache for homeowners with a leaking basement or damp crawl space. The spring months, after the snow melts, are also problematic for residents with foundation issues. Often snowmelt is combined with spring rains— intensifying the water intrusion.

13831 Chalco Valley Parkway
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Omaha, NE 68138

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Recent Reviews for our Omaha Community

*CLS Foundations became part of Groundworks January 2022

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I recently met Zak Kephart, a field inspector, while c,ompleting my consultation. My inspection was professional and assuring. Zak was…

I recently met Zak Kephart, a field inspector, while c,ompleting my consultation. My inspection was professional and assuring. Zak was very knowledgeable and explained things to my satisfaction. I have decided to use Groundworks services and will post another review once the project is completed. I can only hope that the work is as good as Zak is as an inspector.

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Rene and John provided an excellent service. They communicated with me every step of the way to ensure my foundation issues were…

Rene and John provided an excellent service. They communicated with me every step of the way to ensure my foundation issues were appropriately addressed. If I ever need any other foundation work, I will be going back to Groundwork’s.

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They really did fantastic work and cleaned up everything. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.

They really did fantastic work and cleaned up everything. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.

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Sal and his crew did a quality job. They kept everything very clean and got done in a timely manner. Super pleased with their work.

Sal and his crew did a quality job. They kept everything very clean and got done in a timely manner. Super pleased with their work.

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This is theSecond project Groundworks completed on my house . This work was stabilization of two walls and a drainagesystem. I am again,…

This is theSecond project Groundworks completed on my house . This work was stabilization of two walls and a drainagesystem. I am again, impressed with the company’s overall commitment to quality, which is apparent in everyone from sales, admin and work crew. A special shout out to Ian and Nay who worked incredibly hard on a real problem wall and a narrow excavation area. They were so respectful of my home and I could see they were really taking great care and going above and beyond with their work. I appreciate their patience with all of my questions, their timeliness and the great clean up job they did. Emanuel helped to wrap up today as well.I highly recommend Groundworks!!

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CJ-He was a great guy to work with! Thanks!!

CJ-He was a great guy to work with! Thanks!!

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Ian, Nay, and Jose were great to work with for our repair and pump installation! They finished early and kept us posted every step of the…

Ian, Nay, and Jose were great to work with for our repair and pump installation! They finished early and kept us posted every step of the way. Went above and beyond (even called a grass fire in, our neighborhood is very thankful!!). There are lots of choices and we originally went with Groundworks for their warrantee and their honesty. This crew was great to work with and I 1000% would recommend them to anyone who asked. Great company with a great crew!

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The workers, Grant, Luis, and Jesse were excellent on our project they deserve a ten score

The workers, Grant, Luis, and Jesse were excellent on our project they deserve a ten score

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I couldn't be happier with the work done. Ian, Nay & Tee were on time and did the work fast! I was expecting the work to take all day but…

I couldn't be happier with the work done. Ian, Nay & Tee were on time and did the work fast! I was expecting the work to take all day but they finished in 3 hours! Great experience and the work is stellar.

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The three employees, Emmanuel V., Luis V., and Eh T. who did the work, were friendly, polite, professional, and super diligent workers….

The three employees, Emmanuel V., Luis V., and Eh T. who did the work, were friendly, polite, professional, and super diligent workers. Emmanuel even texted me pics of the work progress in the crawl space as they went along. I'm so happy with their work and with the finished product. Warren, the representative who came to my home for the estimate, was very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained what would be done, how, and why. I would definitely recommend Groundworks.

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Groundworks anchored and waterproofed our basement and did a great job. I had them mud jack some concrete slabs that sank that were…

Groundworks anchored and waterproofed our basement and did a great job. I had them mud jack some concrete slabs that sank that were contributing to water issues, too. The mud jacking (poly) was done by a separate crew. Josh and Jose did a fantastic job.

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We wanted to leave a review for Josh and Jose. They were here at 7005 N 65th Ave, Omaha 68152, on Thursday Oct 19th.They did an incredible …

We wanted to leave a review for Josh and Jose. They were here at 7005 N 65th Ave, Omaha 68152, on Thursday Oct 19th.They did an incredible job on our patio. They leveled it and filled all the cracks to make it super water tight. They also checked the cracks in the drivewaythat had previous work done. They filled a sidewalk crack.We would recommend to anyone that needs this kind of work done. Josh and Jose were polite, pleasant and completely professional. Thank you Groundworks, Josh and Jose..

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CJ was Very honest, very appreciated!

CJ was Very honest, very appreciated!

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Their bid was way under the competition and Ian and his crew were outstanding.

Their bid was way under the competition and Ian and his crew were outstanding.

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Grant, Luis and Jesse all did a fantastic job. They took their time to tell us anything and everything we needed to know and explained the…

Grant, Luis and Jesse all did a fantastic job. They took their time to tell us anything and everything we needed to know and explained the steps as they were doing them. They were fine with me watching them work. Very professional and courteous towards my family and very respectful of my property. Highly recommend this crew!!!Groundwork’s Omaha, NE.

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Emanuel Valdez and his crew Luis Vazquez and Eh Tee, (From Groundworks in Omaha NE) Were extremely informative and helpful during their…

Emanuel Valdez and his crew Luis Vazquez and Eh Tee, (From Groundworks in Omaha NE) Were extremely informative and helpful during their time working on the foundation in my crawlspace. Very Good Job Guys 👍

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Luis, Eh Tee, and Emanuel were courteous, detailed, thorough, and professional. They explained everything they were doing, were on time and …

Luis, Eh Tee, and Emanuel were courteous, detailed, thorough, and professional. They explained everything they were doing, were on time and finished in the expected timeframe. Would definitely recommend their work and use Groundworks again!

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CJ was awesome. Highly recommend calling Groundworks!

CJ was awesome. Highly recommend calling Groundworks!

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Eric Wulf was not only helpful, he was also patient, caring and all around professional with lots of respect and tons of knowledge. He took …

Eric Wulf was not only helpful, he was also patient, caring and all around professional with lots of respect and tons of knowledge. He took his time explaining all there is to know about what our family needed. I would recommend Eric Wulf millions of times to people who not only wants a job well done, but with respect, patience and knowledge on all there is to know about what you need.

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I needed the foundation of my house repaired due to settling from years of drought conditions. The process involved the excavation of dirt…

I needed the foundation of my house repaired due to settling from years of drought conditions. The process involved the excavation of dirt next to the basement walls, installation of 10 piers to lift and secure the foundation, replacement of a portion of the basement floor and backfilling while compacting the soil to ensure proper support for the basement walls. The crew bosses Juan and Jose were very professional and led the crew members to efficiently and effectively complete the work in 3 days. The crew members were hard workers and kept going longer than I ever could have. Any questions)concerns that I might have were always addressed in a professional manner. I would recommend Groundworks for your foundation and/or basement wall repairs.

Basement Waterproofing in Fremont

All the previously mentioned water must go somewhere. And if you’re one of the unlucky ones, you know that means you’re soaking it up every time it rains. Dampness, flooding, and an overall humid home are problems in their own right, but the lingering effects of mold and wood rot, for example, can be where serious problems arise.

Because of this, if you have leaking basement wall cracks, a basement that often floods, or a damp, musty living environment, it’s best to take care of the problem soon, before it gets worse. Even with the best gutter and downspout system, water finds its way to your foundation. This water, combined with the sandy-loam soil in Fremont, means moisture can seep through the porous foundation building materials and enter your basement. Water will always take the path of least resistance, so regardless of how it enters, either through the concrete itself, through foundation cracks, or at the cove, water will eventually make its way in, causing an onset of problems.

The professionals at Groundworks have designed a system to keep your basement dry permanently. The cutting-edge drainage system is installed at the perimeter of the basement, inside, keeping it out of the ‘mud zone.’ This allows for an anti-clog design and easy maintenance. Any groundwater, or water leaking through the walls, is collected and pumped out and away from the home using a sump pump or existing drain system. Our sump pumps offer peace of mind knowing your basement will stay dry whatever the circumstance because of our three-pump system. The main pump does most of the heavy lifting, pumping out the daily water your foundation experiences. The secondary pump kicks on in the event of a storm and the first pump can’t keep up with the influx of water. It is also triggered to take over if the first pump fails for any reason. The third pump is a battery-operated pump, this pump automatically takes over in the event of a power outage and can pump until power is restored.

This type of thought is what goes into each product Groundworks offers. That is because we design and produce the products ourselves, making them fully customizable to best fit your home. Our team is full service, meaning from the initial foundation inspection to the final walkthrough you can ensure the job is done right… the first time. Our products come with a long-term warranty to provide peace of mind.


Fremont Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair Work 

Fremont’s hot, humid summers and cold, snowy winters mean crawl spaces in Fremont are in serious trouble. An unsealed crawl space and open vents allow hot air to enter in the summer, during the heat of the day, temperatures in your crawl space warm up. When cooler air enters, either in the evening or from the air-conditioned space upstairs, the two air temperatures mix. In the winter the reverse happens, cold air enters from the outside, while warm air comes from above and from the HVAC and plumbing pipes. When warm air meets cold air, condensation happens. This moisture-rich condensation leads to mold and mildew, which can cause a myriad of problems. Mold and mildew smell and these musty, stinky odors don’t stay in the crawl space. Because of the stack effect, these smells travel through your home and can cause allergies and asthma to kick into high gear.

In addition to smell, mold also causes wood rot. If you notice sagging, bouncy or sinking floors, it’s likely mold has something to do with it. Mold weakens wood, and since most of the wood in your crawl space is important to the structural health of your home, any sagging floors are a red flag of a major problem down below.

Crawl space encapsulation is the answer. Installing a high-quality, 20-mil thick vapor barrier on both the floor and walls ensures outside air and moisture is locked out. For any water problems, a drainage system and sump pump can be installed to ensure a dry environment. Our crawl space sump pump is specifically designed for tight crawl spaces and works with the vapor barrier liner for a tight, snug seal.  A battery backup sump pump is also available for crawl spaces. The last thing you want to do in the event of a power outage is worry about getting into your crawl space in the dark. This peace of mind pump automatically kicks on, removing more than 11,500 gallons of water on a single charge, and starts recharging as soon as power is restored.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Solutions

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Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

A crawl space vapor barrier is necessary for your crawl space. What does a crawl space vapor barrier do to keep your home safe and healthy?

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Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Moisture seeping into your crawl space can prove to cause plenty of damage to your home. How can a crawl space dehumidifier help?

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Thermal Insulation

Worried about your crawl space? Our crawl space repair solutions allow you to protect your home with the best insulation available: ExTremeBloc.

Sump Pump

A crawl space sump pump could be a necessary step in your crawl space repair process. What are the benefits of a crawl space sump pump?

Fremont's Expert Foundation Repair Company

The homes in Fremont and the surrounding areas range from historic to modern, unfortunately, both can suffer from serious foundation problems. The sandy-loam topsoil and clay soil beneath that is prevalent in much of eastern Nebraska and especially the Fremont area, but it puts your foundation at risk of both settling and hydrostatic pressure problems.

When the soil around your home saturates with water, two things can happen, it either gets heavy and pushes hydrostatic pressure on your foundation walls, or it washes out and your home settles into the gaps that are created. Clay soil usually absorbs and holds water making hydrostatic pressure more likely. However, the sandy loam topsoil is well-drained but prone to erosion, making sinking foundations also very common in the area. In Fremont, both possibilities are possible because of the unique soil conditions. So noticing signs like bowing foundation walls, cracks near doors or windows, a tilting chimney, doors and windows that stick, foundation cracks and unlevel floors are common.

The best foundation repair solution for both sinking foundations and hydrostatic pressure issues are those that do not rely on the unstable soil surrounding your foundation. Thankfully Groundworks is the foundation repair expert. For settling foundations, we use helical piers, or foundation piles, driven deep into stable soil beneath your home. The weight of your home is then transferred onto these piers and the home can be lifted. Bowing walls can be stabilized by using wall anchors, a tie-back system that uses inward pressure from strong soil outside your home to stabilize and even straighten the wall. With more than 30 years of experience, you can trust our products stand the test of time.


Concrete Lifting & Concrete Repair in Fremont

In addition to negatively affecting your foundation, the soil surrounding your home also has a huge effect on the concrete slabs surrounding the property. The top layer of sandy loam soil is mostly the culprit for sinking concrete slabs, however. It may seem like a minor inconvenience to have uneven, sinking sidewalk or driveway slabs, but it’s actually a pretty big problem. Not only does it present a tripping hazard, it also steals value from your home.

Old repair methods involved injecting a mud slurry under the slab to lift it. The problem with this method is it relies on your homes surrounding soil to support the slab, the same soil that already failed and allowed the slab to sink in the first place. PolyRenewal™ is an expanding foam that is injected under the slab. When it hardens it supports the weight of the slab without relying on the surrounding soil. This waterproof foam won’t wash out or deteriorate over time. With a cure time of only 20 minutes, installation can be done very quickly and without disruption to your life and family.



Call the Fremont Foundation Repair Service Experts 

If bowing foundation walls, cracked walls, a musty, dirty crawl space, or a leaking basement are part of your daily life, don’t delay in fixing them, as it could result in more expensive problems in the future. For help from the trusted experts in the Fremont area, contact Groundworks for a free inspection. After a complete evaluation of your property, our inspector will provide a free estimate with repair solutions to permanently stabilize your problematic foundation and restore the health and value of your property.  We offer long-term warranties for both residential and commercial foundation work.



Take the First Step Towards a Permanent Solution

Our team at Groundworks offers award-winning services in foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete lifting. We have years of experience in the field working with the unique Fremont homes and understand how the clay soil, humid climate and high annual precipitation levels impact your home.

Our basement waterproofing, foundation repair and crawl space repairs come with a transferable warranty, transparent pricing and a complete service department after the work is completed.

If you’re having foundation problems, contact our experts to schedule a free inspection.