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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing in Norfolk, NE

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The foundation of your Norfolk, NE, home needs to be rock solid so it can last a lifetime and beyond. Given the area’s often wet weather and silty clay loam soil, this can be a challenge.

Norfolk is the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. Located in northeast Nebraska, it is situated in between the Missouri River to the north and the Platte River to the south. The Elkhorn River also runs through the area.

Not only is Norfolk situated near a body of water (the Elkhorn River), its rainy weather and occasionally flooded silt loam or silty clay loam soil can spell trouble for area homeowners like you. Along with having adequate flood insurance coverage, you also need to protect your home’s foundation, basement or crawl space, and concrete from these environmental factors.

While you can’t control the weather or the soil around your home, you can play an active role in how your home responds to these stressors. Resulting problems include cracking and bowing walls, a leaking or flooding basement, a moldy crawl space with sagging above floors, and cracking and uneven exterior concrete on your driveway or sidewalk. These are problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid health and safety concerns.

That’s where Groundworks comes in. Our experienced team of professionals will thoroughly inspect your home to determine the cause of the problems and how best to fix them. Our trusted foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation and encapsulation, and concrete lifting solutions come with longtime warranties and they will protect your home for good.

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13831 Chalco Valley Parkway
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68138

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*CLS Foundations became part of Groundworks January 2022

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great crew! Did a excellent job!

Great crew! Did a excellent job!

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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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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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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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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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Ground Works crew, Rene Renteria and Martin Rodriguez, did superior work. They were very helpful and explained everything they were doing. …

Ground Works crew, Rene Renteria and Martin Rodriguez, did superior work. They were very helpful and explained everything they were doing. They left the job site cleaner than it was before they started. Highly recommend Groundworks and their two employees. Also Warren Peters thoroughly explained what was needed and showed us what needed to be done. Great crew who did a fantastic job from start to finish.

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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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Very nice work done efficiently and professionally.

Very nice work done efficiently and professionally.

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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 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!

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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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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.

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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!

Norfolk Basement Waterproofing

On average, Norfolk receives 29 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow on a yearly basis. That’s a lot of precipitation that saturates the ground and the soil underneath and around your house. Some of Norfolk and Madison County’s soils are well-drained, and many either occasionally or frequently flood. If your home is situated atop one of the latter soils, all the water it has to contend with can inundate your basement.

As mentioned above, hydrostatic pressure can cause walls to crack and bow, as well as let water inside. Instead of flooding and damaging your basement and anything you have stored there, we at Groundworks can help you protect your basement with top-of-the-line waterproofing solutions. These include an interior drainage system that is installed in the sub-floor and throughout the basement perimeter to intercept leaking water and a sump pump to collect this leaking water and pump it out of and away from your home.

Moisture, humidity, mold, and mildew also are problems that can arise from a leaking basement. To help combat these issues along with water intrusion, we can line the walls of your Norfolk basement with a durable vapor barrier and install an energy-efficient, self-draining dehumidifier. All of these solutions working together can help you create a watertight, healthy home.

Additionally, it’s important to have clear and properly functioning gutters and downspouts. If one or both of these exterior fixtures is clogged or damaged, water can drain directly onto your foundation and leak inside. Having positively graded landscaping that allows water to drain away from your house also is crucial.

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.


Foundation Repair in Norfolk

The soil type and characteristics in Norfolk and throughout Madison County vary from well-drained silty clay loam to fine sandy loam and silt loam that can often or rarely flood. Even with these varieties, one thing is for certain: unstable soil will wreak havoc on your house and its stability.

It’s common for homes to settle into the ground and develop hairline cracks within the first few years after they are built. But if the structure continues to sink into unstable soil or gaps left behind from erosion or washout, this is dangerous for its health and safety as well as that of your family. You might notice problems with foundation settlement in the form of stair-step wall cracks, diagonal cracks along windows and doorways, drywall nail pops, and uneven floors.

At Groundworks, we use the most reliable and customizable solutions to address foundation settlement and its related problem signs. Depending on what type of foundation your home has and the degree of settlement, we can use push piers, helical piers, or slab piers to permanently stabilize and potentially raise the foundation towards its original position. If there is an issue with weakened crawl space joists, our sturdy crawl space supports also can reinforce and help lift the above floor and floor joists.

Heavily saturated soil from the area’s yearly average of 29 inches of rain also can result in excessive hydrostatic pressure on your foundation walls. This can cause the walls to crack and bow inwards, as well as allow water and moisture to seep inside. Our wall anchors and SettleStop IntelliBrace™ solutions can be used to not only shore up these walls, but also straighten them over time, and our sturdy carbon fiber supports hold the walls in their current positions and halt any further cracking or inward movement.

Foundation Repair Solutions

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Push Piers

Push piers are a specific underpinning solution that may be beneficial for your settling foundation. How can these durable piers protect your home?

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Crawl Space Supports for Foundation Repair

If you’re having problems with sagging floors above your crawl space, you may need better crawl space supports. How do you maximize your crawl space support system with SettleStop IntelliJack™?

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Wall Repair System

Cracking and bowing foundation walls can be repaired if you catch the problem in time. If you’re wondering how an expert can fix these walls, the SettleStop IntelliBrace™ wall repair system could work for you.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Norfolk

If your Norfolk home has a crawl space underneath it instead of a basement, it’s vital that you pay close attention to this delicate area’s condition. Leaking water, mold, wood rot, and other issues can plague this area if it is vented and not properly sealed. While we do not recommend that you go into this tight squeeze of an area to check it, there are warning signs throughout the rest of your home that can signal problems in the crawl space.

You might notice unpleasant odors, sagging floors, higher humidity, and condensation. While these could be connected to other potential causes, it’s best to contact your expert team at Groundworks to check them out. We will be able to properly diagnose problems like these that you notice within your home, and if we trace them back to the crawl space, we can recommend the best solutions to repair them.

Leaking water from walls, through vents, or the ground can be intercepted by a specially designed interior drainage system. Similar to the basement waterproofing system, this water is directed to drain into a sump pump that will remove the water. If blackouts are a concern in your area, we can install a battery backup that will continue operating even with the power goes out.

Vented dirt crawl spaces in Norfolk need to be sealed and isolated from the earth. Airtight vent covers can keep out air and water, as well as make it difficult for pests to get inside. Encapsulating the crawl space with a thick and durable vapor barrier also goes a long way in protecting your crawl space from water and moisture. It is placed on the walls and floor to lock out these intruders and help keep mold at bay. A dehumidifier also can be installed to clean and filter the air, control moisture and humidity, and reduce odors and the potential for mold growth.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Solutions


Norfolk Concrete Lifting

The same underlying cause for foundation problems like settlement and sinking also is at the heart of many concrete problems. The soil underneath concrete structures on your Norfolk property – from your sidewalks and driveway to your patio and interior concrete slab – greatly influences their condition and appearance. Fine sandy loam soil can erode and leave voids for the concrete slabs to sink into, and overly saturated silty clay loam can push up on the concrete to cause heaving and cracking.

When concrete slabs crack, sink and are uneven, they present safety hazards to anyone walking across them. They also look unsightly and negatively impact your property’s curb appeal and value. The best thing to do is get a professional assessment from the expert team at Groundworks.

The traditional repair method, mudjacking, is an invasive, time-consuming process that can leave you without access to your concrete surface for several days. At Groundworks, we have a better solution. Our SettleStop PolyRenewal™ polyurethane injections are a less invasive, more effective, and quicker way to lift and stabilize your concrete. Once penny-sized holes are drilled into the slab, polyurethane foam is pumped underneath to fill any voids and lift the slabs back up towards its original position. It cures within 15 minutes, so you can use your concrete the same day of the installation!



Contact Groundworks for Trusted Repair Solutions

If you notice problems with your foundation, basement, crawl space, or concrete, don’t hesitate to contact Groundworks for a free inspection and repair quote! Our team of professionals has years of experience in the industry, and homeowners like you throughout the Norfolk area have trusted us with repairing and protecting their most valuable asset, their home. We understand how the local climate and soil conditions can affect your property, and we want you to help keep your home standing for many years to come.



Repair and Protect Your Home for Good 

Our team at Groundworks has spent years perfecting our craft and the permanent solutions we install. We understand that every home is unique, which is why we offer fully customizable solutions to best fit your repair needs and budget.

All our foundation, basement, crawl space, and concrete solutions come with transferrable, long-term warranties, and our annual maintenance program helps ensure that our repairs continue to properly function and protect your home.

If you notice foundation problems in your Norfolk home, contact us today to schedule a free inspection.