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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.

  • Free Inspections
  • Certified Structural Technicians
  • Personalized Repair Plan
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  • Long-Term Warranty

13831 Chalco Valley Pkwy.
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68138

All times are listed in CT

Mon
6:00am – 8:00pm
Tue
6:00am – 8:00pm
Wed
6:00am – 8:00pm
Thu
6:00am – 8:00pm
Fri
6:00am – 6:00pm
Sat
8:00am – 3:00pm
Sun
1:00pm – 7:00pm
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Services Offered
  • Foundation Repair
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Crawl Space Repair
  • Concrete Lifting

Recent Reviews for our Omaha Community

*CLS Foundations became part of Groundworks January 2022

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    I purchased a home in need of repairs. I looked around at different options to have a basement wall secured. I decided to go with Groundworks because the pricing was fair compared to other companies. Three men arrived, they worked very hard in the blistering cold to make sure the job was done correctly and professionally. Adriel explained in detail about the work being performed. They were on time when they said they would arrive, took great care of the house and did a fantastic job. After my experience with Adriel, I will recommend this company to friends and family. Thank you!!

    Blake Roberts

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    Nick Waldron and Mike Wrenn both helped to plan and install an expansion joint in my driveway. Service was exceptional. Nick was very detailed in his explanation and helped me understand the value of the expansion joint installation. Mike arrived on time and got straight to work. He was very professional and efficient. I was very happy with the whole process. Very professional and will recommend.

    Colin Longacre

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    We highly recommend Groundworks. Paul Winder was so professional and knowledgeable about what we needed to do to fix the foundation of our home. There were no pushy sales pitches and Paul was very honest and straight forward about what we needed and didn’t need. With the financing they have to offer it’s very affordable and we now have a peace of mind that our home will be solid for many years to come. Thank you Groundworks and Paul Winder.

    Amy Nichols

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    CLS did a fantastic job on my home! From start to finish, ever CLS employee was helpful, kind and courteous. The work they did for me was done in a timely manner and they did a wonderful job picking up after themselves. I highly recommend using CLS!!

    Heather Dooley

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    I had such a great experience with CLS. Dave, the owner personally came out to the house to give me a quote. I really like that the owner prefers to meet each client to fully understand the situation. The crew came out and was respectful and clean. They did a great job and the price was better than the other quotes I received. I highly recommend CLS.

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    CLS was a great company to work with. Very professional and friendly. When the job was completed,they even took the time to show and explain to my elderly mom the work they had done. Thank you CLS! Shout out to Brenda as well for her help.

    Leann Allen

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    After having water get into our basement, we needed someone right away. CLS was there the next day and took care of the issue. The crew was timely and easy to work with. Price was great. Would definitely recommend.

    Cody Hill

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    After looking around for someone to repair our foundation, CLS was the most reasonably priced. Dave and his crew were extremely professional and timely. The foundation repair was quick and the job was done very well.

    Bailey Hill

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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    I have been working with this company to repair several issues with our home after flooding. So far they have been amazing with answering all questions and responding to every email and phone call. Over the work is actually complete I will update my review.

    T.J. McKinley ('kinley)

    Groundworks – Nebraska

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.

Grey basement gutter being installed

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

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?

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?

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.

concrete lifting

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.


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