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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in Grand Island, NE

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Your home’s foundation is the bedrock on which your life rests. But maintaining your home, especially the foundation, takes effort. In an area like Grand Island, Nebraska, where the climate and soil conditions do not provide any help, it’s important to be aware of foundation damage. Signs of foundation problems include cracked walls, musty smells, and uneven concrete slabs.

The homes in Nebraska have foundation damage due to the soil and how it erodes. In Grand Island, NE and the surrounding areas, the silty loam soil that is mixed with sand erodes easily. Add in the area’s year-round precipitation, both in the form of rain and snow, and foundation troubles become frequent. With 75 percent of the rain falling from April to September, it’s a good idea to do a foundation inspection before the rainy season begins.   

In addition to the precipitation, Grand Island homeowners also deal with occasional tornados and severe thunderstorms. Both these types of storms cause heavy wind damage, typically from the south, adding to the erosion problem.   

The good news is that even with the problematic soil and weather, Groundworks can restore your home and make it structurally sound once again. We offer a free foundation inspection and discuss your home’s foundation solution options. All repairs come with a long-term warranty to ensure peace of mind for years to come.  

13831 Chalco Valley Parkway
Suite 100
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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Jon, Jose and his crew worked hard and did a great job. Thank you.

Jon, Jose and his crew worked hard and did a great job. Thank you.

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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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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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Juan Paramo and Jose Guzman did a great job fixing the crack in our foundation and a driveway issue. They were efficient, did not make a…

Juan Paramo and Jose Guzman did a great job fixing the crack in our foundation and a driveway issue. They were efficient, did not make a mess of the yard and just was a great experience. I was dreading the whole thing but when they left I was surprised how well it all went. Thank you!

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Great crew! Did a excellent job!

Great crew! Did a excellent job!

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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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CJ was awesome. Highly recommend calling Groundworks!

CJ was awesome. Highly recommend calling Groundworks!

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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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CJ and Micah were awesome to work with. With a difficult situation going on, giving honest answers and how I can attempt to make my…

CJ and Micah were awesome to work with. With a difficult situation going on, giving honest answers and how I can attempt to make my situation work. Would highly recommend them.

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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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Our inspector was Mike, very professional and committed. He explained to me very well all the processes and even suggested other stuff…

Our inspector was Mike, very professional and committed. He explained to me very well all the processes and even suggested other stuff that could be done around the house. Sal, Inocencio, and John did an excellent job; they were very professional and efficient. I'm very pleasant with the work they done. Thank you, GroundWorks

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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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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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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 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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The technicians were very efficient, friendly, and cleaned up the site when they were finished. Very pleasant to work with.

The technicians were very efficient, friendly, and cleaned up the site when they were finished. Very pleasant to work with.

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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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From the initial phone call to the estimate to the crew doing the work everyone was very professional and helpful. We had a drainage system …

From the initial phone call to the estimate to the crew doing the work everyone was very professional and helpful. We had a drainage system put in our basement and it looks great! It only took 2 days. CJ, Sal, and John were all great to work with. Very good company.

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The work area was cleaned better then they found it! Great job and very friendly.Ivan and Alan did a fantastic job! Thank you!

The work area was cleaned better then they found it! Great job and very friendly.Ivan and Alan did a fantastic job! Thank you!

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Grand Island

If you live above an untreated crawl space, sagging floors, musty odors, and a humid home are all too familiar problem signs. In Grand Island and elsewhere, old building science used to insist crawl space vents be installed. The idea being air could flow in and out, keeping the crawl space dry. We now know that this air transfer causes a lot more harm than good. When warm and cold air meet, water in the form of condensation forms. Condensation is a major red flag in a crawl space. Once noticed it should be addressed quickly before it results in serious damage. With the high levels of humidity in Grand Island and the surrounding areas, plus the frequent precipitation, vents are especially a poor idea.  

One call to the crawl space experts at Groundworks can help put your mind at ease. Our patented crawl space encapsulation system uses a 20-mil thick vapor barrier liner on the walls and floor to seal out moisture and water and create a dry environment. All openings are sealed, including any existing vents, to ensure a superior solution as compared to the common 6-mil thick builder-grade liner that is often installed. Proper drainage is installed and an energy-efficient dehumidifier, specifically designed for crawl spaces, can be added if needed.   

Depending on the structural condition of the crawl space, crawl space jacks like our SettleStop IntelliJack™ system may be the solution. When mold is left untreated, it weakens wood, leading to sagging or sloping floors. The SettleStop IntelliJack™ system is an adjustable support that will last for years to come. Made of strong, corrosion-resistant, galvanized steel, these jacks can be adjusted if the support needs of your home change. 


Foundation Repair Experts in Grand Island

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When it comes to foundation problems due to the type of soil in the Grand Island region, they are not unheard of. Homeowners notice signs of a foundation sinking because the sandy silt-loam soil is prone to erosion. When soil washes out, it leaves gaps beneath your home. A foundation left without strong, stable soil for support will settle. Of course, settlement won’t happen evenly. Typically, a home will settle to one side or the other, which is called differential settlement. The stress this settlement puts on the home can be seen almost everywhere. From sticking doors and windows, foundation cracks, tilting chimneys, and uneven floors, to gaps above door and window frames, if any of these signs are noticed, it’s important to call the professionals at Groundworks right away.   

Unfortunately, this foundation problem can happen regardless of the kind of foundation you have. Slab, basement, and crawl space foundations are all potential sinking foundation victims. The team at Groundworks has you covered. Instead of the costly and disruptive foundation replacement, the trained installation team can install strong steel piers to support and lift your home. This option ensures the soil surrounding your home is no longer responsible for stabilizing it. The weight of your home is transferred to a series of galvanized piers, driven deep into stable, virgin soil. These foundation repairs come with a long-term transferable warranty.   

Expert Grand Island Basement Waterproofing

A musty, leaking basement is so common in the Grand Island area that homeowners forget that’s not how basements should smell. The soil conditions and frequent temperature swings mean the soil around your foundation expands and contracts regularly, leaving gaps during the dry season. As water is introduced it is soaked up by the porous concrete building materials of your foundation where it sits until it finally finds its way in. Homeowners frequently notice water entering where the floor and the wall meet, called the cove, or through cracks in the wall. The concrete itself can also start to leak, although typically before that happens Grand Island homeowners will notice problem signs like efflorescence or mold first. This water intrusion is more than frustrating, as it can lead to health problems for your family and weakens the structural integrity of your home.  

Our experts see this type of foundation problem every day and can quickly assess the situation and offer solutions to restore your home. An interior drainage system can be installed throughout the perimeter of your basement. This unique plastic drain accepts both groundwater and water leaking from walls and will never rust or break down. Once installed the floor is resealed, allowing a small lip to be the only reminder your basement is protected. This interior drain then ties into one of our revolutionary sump pumps. Depending on the severity of your water problem, you’ll work with your inspector to select the right sump pump for your basement. Additionally, products like a wall covering or an energy-efficient dehumidifier can be installed for ultimate protection.


Concrete Lifting 

The concrete slabs surrounding your Grand Island property sink for the same reason your foundation is prone to sinking—the soil conditions and climate. When the sandy silt-loam soil washes out beneath your slab you’ll see immediate problem signs. Gaps or uneven, shifting slabs will appear in the sidewalk or driveway areas. A location where uneven concrete is especially troublesome is around a pool. Although it may not seem as major of a problem as a sinking home, concrete slabs left untreated steal value from your home and put the safety of your loved ones at risk.   

Groundworks’ SettleStop PolyRenewal™ injection foam is the perfect concrete lifting and stabilizing solution for your Grand Island area home. This revolutionary product perfectly lifts slabs by injecting the foam beneath the slab. It slowly restores slabs to their original position while ensuring a long-term solution. SettleStop PolyRenewal™ is waterproof, so it won’t wash out, and with a cure time of about 20 minutes, there is little disruption to your home and family.



Call Groundworks for Foundation Repair in Grand Island

If you have sinking sidewalk slabs, a musty crawl space, bowing, leaking basement walls, or cracks in your brickwork, turn to the professionals at Groundworks. With more than 30 years of experience, we have been offering foundation inspections for both residential and commercial foundations throughout the If you’re a homeowner in the Nebraska area, then Groundworks is your best choice for foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting. We have more than 30 years of experience waterproofing and repairing foundations and know exactly what it takes to keep a foundation structurally sound. Our solutions come with long-term warranties. If you have a sinking foundation, bowed walls, leaking basement, or musty crawl space, then don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer free inspections, and you’ll receive a repair estimate and project timeline the same day!



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 Grand Island 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.